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The 2019 Stars & Guitars lineup is the biggest one yet. We’re unveiling them one at a time. Here’s our first artist!

Hardy
A native of Philadelphia – the one in Mississippi, not the City of Brotherly Love – Big Loud Records/Tree VibezMusic Country artist HARDY first arrived in Nashville in 2010 and has since established himself as one of the most exciting new songwriters on Music Row.

Emerging in 2018 with the PLATINUM-certified #1 “Up Down” (performed by Morgan Wallen feat. Florida Georgia Line) and PLATINUM-certified, #1 hit “Simple” (Florida Georgia Line), his knack for unforgettable grooves and unique turns of phrase have made him an in-demand collaborator, with new school talents like Chris Lane, Seth Ennis, Tyler Farr, Walker McGuire and more lining up to cut his tracks.

HARDY made his debut as a solo artist, releasing two four-song EPs of Country swagger and rock attitude, THIS OLE BOY (October 2018) and WHERE TO FIND ME (January 2019). But it’s the edgy harmonies in his first single – “Rednecker” – that country fans will undoubtedly know right now.

Brandon Plotnick is a former sports journalist, now living in the digital space with interests all over the musical and pop culture map.