HARDY + LAINEY WILSON ARE #1 AT COUNTRY RADIO WITH “wait in the truck”

GAME-CHANGING DUET EARNS RIAA PLATINUM CERTIFICATION

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NASHVILLE, TENN. – Cementing their game-changing duet in the history books of country music’s rich story song catalog today, HARDY and Lainey Wilson are #1 on the Mediabase country chart now with platinum-certified hit, “wait in the truck.”

“I’m just so happy a song like this still has a place in country music,” HARDY says. “Thanks to everyone involved for taking this song to the top, and for believing in this one.”

“I’m so honored HARDY asked me to join him on a song that’s had an impact on so many people and shed light on a topic a lot of folks are scared to talk about,” Lainey Wilson shares. “He is one of the most brilliant songwriters I’ve ever met and puts on one heck of a show. I can’t wait to be back out on the road together this fall!”

“wait in the truck” earned three nominations at the 2023 ACM Awards for Song Of The Year, Music Event Of The Year, and Visual Media Of The Year. Named one of the Best Songs of 2022 by Los Angeles Times, Billboard, American Songwriter, Holler, Wide Open Country, and more, “wait in the truck” is a “soul-stirrer” (The Tennessean), “a harrowing tale of domestic violence and vigilante justice” (Rolling Stone) that’s made a lasting impact.

Streamed over 219 million times and paired with a cinematic, CMT Collaborative Video of the Year Award-winning official music video, the collaboration saw buzz worthy performances at the 2022 CMA Awards and on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR “wait in the truck”

“a stroke of genius” All Access

“a chilling account of the battered woman’s avenging angel told via straightforward and haunting vocals from both singers.” – American Songwriter

“A masterpiece collaboration from two of country music’s most exciting rising stars, and a worth addition to country music’s canon of murder ballads.” –Billboard

“a career-changing song” Country Now

“Chilling in its performance, ‘Truck’ is the kind of Song of the Year that throws a knife through a life-defining moment.”

HITS

“Very creative. A dark and arresting story song involving domestic violence and vengeance. You’ll hang on every line of this gripping yarn. Applause to everyone involved in this awesome outing.” MusicRow

“That’s also what makes it an important song in the country mainstream: it actually makes you think.”

– Saving Country Music

“HARDY isn’t afraid to find the gray within difficult topics—see his murder ballad “Wait In the Truck” – TIME

This fall, the duet partners will tour the South and Midwest together on the fall arena leg of HARDY’s headlining the mockingbird & THE CROW Tour.

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