Hardy New Album: 5 Things To Know About - Mockingbird & Crow

It's been five long years since British folk rock band Hardy last released an album, but they're finally back with a brand new record entitled Mockingbird & Crow. HARDY will release "the mockingbird & THE CROW," his second full-length studio album, on January 20, 2023, following a win as the Academy of Country Music's Songwriter of the Year and a trio of No. 1 songs on country radio.

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Hardy New Album

HARDY has released three new songs and announced his highly anticipated sophomore album, Mockingbird & THE CROW, which is set to be released in January 2023 and is now available for preorder.

The 2022 ACM Songwriter Of The Year posted to social media late Sunday evening (Oct. 9) to announce three new songs for fans, including "here lies country music," "the mockingbird & THE CROW," and "TRUCK BED."

The 32-year-old Philadelphia, Mississippi resident shared a video from June 2022 on Instagram, stating that he had long considered equating mockingbirds pecking at crows soaring in the air to exploring the disparity between country and rock music.

On the one hand, as a songwriter, he frequently feels compelled to emulate trends; furthermore, as a Mississippian (the state bird is the mockingbird), he feels compelled to emulate the latter. However, in the case of the former, he, like the crow, flies his own course in rock.

The Hardy New album's title song, like most of what has been released so far, is an ambitious endeavor by HARDY to evolve his craft from working-class hero to working-class superhero status. The album will also include his current country radio smash, the Lainey Wilson duet "wait in the truck," as well as "red," a duet with longtime collaborator Morgan Wallen, and previously released tracks "here lies country music," "JACK," and "TRUCK BED."

In addition to announcing his three new songs, he also provided an update on his and his crew's health following a major tour bus tragedy earlier this month. "I'm feeling a lot better," HARDY stated.

Still a little bruised, but man, things are looking up." Later, he shared that his photographer, Tanner Gallagher, tour manager, Noah Brown, and bus driver, Ricky, are all "on the rise." Thank you for your kind words. It's been a difficult few days, but everyone is doing OK."

The chart-topping musician went on to say that, despite recent setbacks, he intends to press on with his new work.


5 Things To Know About Hardy's New Album - Mockingbird & Crow

  1. The album was recorded in a converted barn in the English countryside

  2. The title refers to two birds that are often seen together in the wild.

  3.  The crew have a major tour bus tragedy earlier this month.

  4.  Hardy has described the album as being about "the journey of life

  5.  The album was recorded in just two weeks at Abbey Road Studios in London


The Mockingbird & THE CROW Tour Dates:-

  1. Feb. 16 | Indianapolis, Ind. | Old National Centre
  2. Feb. 17 | Grand Rapids, Mich. | GLC Live at 20 Monroe
  3. Feb. 23 | Wallingford, Conn. | The Dome at Oakdale
  4. Feb. 24 | New York, N.Y. | Hammerstein Ballroom
  5. Feb. 25 | Silver Spring, Md. | The Fillmore
  6. March 2 | Atlanta, Ga. | The Tabernacle
  7. March 4 | Augusta, Ga. | Bell Auditorium
  8. March 8 | Denver, Colo. | Fillmore Auditorium
  9. March 10 | Anaheim, Calif. | House of Blues
  10. March 11 | Wheatland, Calif. | Hard Rock Live Sacramento
  11. April 12 | Minneapolis, Minn. | The Fillmore
  12. April 20 | Chattanooga, Tenn. | Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium
  13. April 21 | New Orleans, La. | The Fillmore
  14. April 27 | St. Louis, Mo. | The Pageant
  15. April 28 | Oklahoma City, Okla. | The Criterion
  16. April 29 | Irving, Texas | The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

All dates supported by Jameson Rodgers + Blame My Youth


HARDY, a heavy hitter on Big Loud Records, has never been one thing. On January 20, 2023, HARDY will release the mockingbird & THE CROW, his dichotomous, 17-track sophomore album and the follow-up to his 2020 debut, A ROCK.

HARDY is the reigning ACM Songwriter of the Year and a two-time AIMP Songwriter of the Year, and he's also up for New Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, and Musical Event of the Year at the 2022 CMA Awards. The pride of Philadelphia is one of CRS' 2021 New Faces of Country Music and a two-time CMA Triple Play award winner.

Miss. has proven himself as a "breakout in the making" (HITS) and a "promising purveyor of preserving the essence of old heavy Southern rock alive" (American Songwriter). Since 2018, HARDY has written 12

#1 hits, including his own double-platinum #1 single "ONE BEER" with Lauren Alaina and Devin Dawson, as well as the chart-topping Dierks Bentley + BRELAND duet "Beers On Me." He's already performed with Thomas Rhett, Morgan Wallen, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell, and others, and this winter, he'll start on his own SOLD-OUT headlining Wall to Wall Tour before launching the mockingbird & THE CROW Tour in 2023.


We're excited to announce that our new country/rock album, the mockingbird & THE CROW, will be released next year! This album has been a labor of love, and we can't wait for everyone to hear it. We've got some great songs lined up, and we think you're going to love them. Thanks for all your support, and we hope you enjoy the album!










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