Gripping new duet is available now
Both the country and rock genres have deep rooted storytelling traditions, tackling every part of the human experience; good, bad, and ugly. Big Loud juggernaut and 2022 ACM Songwriter of the Year Hardy and ACM New Female Artist of the Year winner Lainey Wilson notch a game-changing duet into the history books of country’s rich story song catalog with “Wait in the Truck.”
A dark country fable at its core, the back-and-forth ballad written by Hardy, Hunter Phelps, Jordan Schmidt, and Renee Blair, and produced by Joey Moi with co-production from Hardy, Derek Wells, and Jordan Schmidt, employs a barren acoustic guitar pluck, a brazen gospel choir, and a devastating tone, launching Hardy’s next chapter of hits.
“‘Wait in the Truck,’ my next single, is one of my favorite songs I’ve ever written – probably the best song I’ve ever written to be honest,” Hardy admits. “It hit me so hard the first time I heard the demo back, and no other song had done that before. Very excited for the world to hear the song, excited for the song to give people a platform to maybe speak out about stuff that might be going on in their own homes. Thank you to Lainey Wilson for doing this song with me – she crushed it, she crushed the music video, I just can’t wait for the world to see this and I can’t wait to play it live.”
“I always love working with Hardy, but this track is extra special,” Wilson shares. “I am so proud to be part of ‘wait in the truck’ because it’s such a powerful song and story, and I really do think it will change lives.”
In tandem with the single release, the track springs to life with a cinematic music video directed by Justin Clough and shot in Carthage, TN earlier this summer. As he wrote the song, Hardy also conceptualized the treatment for the captivating official music video.
Announced earlier this week, Hardy will headline his Wall to Wall Tour with riser Jackson Dean as direct support and a one-night-only pop up from rockers Puddle of Mudd this winter. Due to high demand and early sell outs, he’s added three additional nights to the run.