Nothing can stop Big Loud Records’ HARDY.
This week the heavy-hitter scored his first two-week #1 single on the Mediabase and Billboard/BDS Canadian Country airplay charts, with his PLATINUM-certified (CAN) hit “One Beer,” feat. Lauren Alaina and Devin Dawson.
The track marks HARDY’s first #1 single as an artist. In addition to his two weeks #1 in Canada, it has also earned him 3 consecutive weeks at #1 in Australia, and sits Top 10 on the US Country charts.
Additionally, the track is currently one of the most-played songs across the UK, with major airplay from leading national stations Country Hits Radio, Chris Country, and Downtown Country (Northern Ireland), along with support from numerous BBC shows nationwide.
With 217 MILLION worldwide streams to date, featured on global playlists including Spotify’s Global Viral 50, Hot Country, and New Boots; and Apple Music’s Today’s Country, Back Porch Country, and Country Risers.
Written by HARDY, Hillary Lindsey and Jake Mitchell, “One Beer” was first heard on HARDY’s September 2019-released HIXTAPE VOL. 1 — described by Billboard as “one of the most ambitious projects of the year”, and is also featured on his acclaimed debut album A ROCK. It tells the story of an unplanned pregnancy that turns into a lifetime of unexpected consequences and joys. It’s in-your-face honest and optimistic, “a hook-filled little slice of life coming at you fast” (Rolling Stone).
Multiple weeks at the top of the Canadian and Australian charts add to the growing list of career milestones for HARDY. The Mississippi-native was nominated for two 2020 ACM Awards, Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year (“God’s Country”). He also won the 2020 AIMP Songwriter of the Year Award and the 2019 AIMP Rising Artist-Writer of the Year Award, was named a Vevo DSCVR artist, one of MusicRow’s 2020 Next Big Things, tapped as a CMT Listen Up Artist for 2019, and listed as a Country Artist to Watch in 2019 by Rolling Stone Country, The Boot, Taste of Country.
HARDY has previously scored seven #1 singles as a writer — including the 2X Platinum “Up Down” (Morgan Wallen feat. Florida Georgia Line), 2X Platinum “Simple” (Florida Georgia Line), 3X Platinum “God’s Country” (Blake Shelton), 2X Platinum “I Don’t Know About You” (Chris Lane), “One Big Country Song” (LOCASH) — along with #1 Canadian singles “Drop” (Dallas Smith) and “About You” (MacKenzie Porter).
HARDY’s “One Beer” global success comes just 1 month after his debut album A ROCK (4/9) launched to widespread critical acclaim.
The 12-track album debuted at #1 on the Canadian Country album sales charts, #4 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart in both the US & Canada, and #2 on the iTunes UK Country Albums Chart. Its success also positioned HARDY at the top of Billboard’s Country Songwriters chart simultaneously.