A groundbreaking Country collaboration series is about to launch its second installment, as HIXTAPE: Vol. 2 begins rolling out this Friday, September 10. 

Founded by chart-topping Country star, HARDY, the series now expands to become bigger than any one artist, serving as a home for the pure love of making music – Country style. 

Produced by Joey Moi, HIXTAPE: Vol. 2 will feature 14 new tracks and 33 artists in total, all working together in the spirit of unbridled creation. One new track will arrive each Friday, and the all-star guest list is out now.

"I am beyond excited about this release," says HARDY. "I think it's really the first one that's going to truly introduce what HIXTAPE is all about, how it can take on a life of its own, and just be the first original Country mixtape with all different artists. I think the songs are great and everybody involved from the singers to the songwriters to the Big Loud family are some of my favorite people in the world. I'm just happy to be part of such a cool project and I have really high hopes for it."

Keeping his crown as the HIXTAPE “O.G.,” HARDY appears on six new songs while his co-stars populate the rest, sharing and amplifying his original vision with unexpected pairings.

With an all-star cast, the lineup of HIXTAPE: Vol. 2 includes Ashland Craft, Ben Burgess, Brantley Gilbert, Brothers Osborne, Chase Rice, Chris Lane, Chris Shiflett, Colt Ford, David Lee Murphy, Dierks Bentley, ERNEST, Granger Smith, Jake Owen, Jake Worthington, Jimmie Allen, Jon Pardi, Josh Thompson, Justin Moore, Lainey Wilson, Larry Fleet, Lee Brice, Marty Stuart, Matt Stell, Midland, Morgan Wallen, Randy Houser, Rhett Akins, Ronnie Dunn, Scotty McCreery, Sean Stemaly, The Cadillac Three and Travis Denning.

Setting the tone for things to come, the next chapter begins tomorrow (9/10) with the release of the project’s first track, “Hometown Boys (feat. Matt Stell, Dierks Bentley & HARDY).”  With a forever-young theme, it’s all about the friendships that have stood the test of time and last long beyond their glory days – delivered with a mix of nostalgia and windows-down, hometown pride. 




It’s just a primer for the no-holds-barred collaborative cocktails to come, and looking ahead, another backroad banger will arrive each Friday through December 10 – crafted by more of your favorite good ol' Country boys and girls.

Meanwhile, the first-of-its-kind HIXTAPE: Vol. 1 arrived in 2019 and included tracks like “ONE BEER (feat. HARDY, Lauren Alaina and Devin Dawson)," which became a PLATINUM-certified #1 on the Country Radio Airplay charts – and the first #1 for both HARDY and Dawson. Other artists featured on the project included Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Jake Owen and more.






Big Loud Records’ booming upstart HARDY broke new ground in 2020 with acclaimed debut album, A ROCK, “an album that owes as much to AC/DC as George Jones” and “one of the most self-assured full-length debut albums in years” (Billboard). The project follows 2019’s countrified mixtape HIXTAPE: Vol. 1, and career-launching EPs THIS OLE BOY and WHERE TO FIND ME. Nominated for three 2021 ACM Awards, one of CRS’ 2021 New Faces of Country Music, a CMA Triple Play award recipient and a Vevo DSCVR artist, the pride of Philadelphia, MS has earned his reputation as "Nashville's most clever new redneck songwriter" (Rolling Stone). The 2020 AIMP Songwriter of the Year has co-penned NINE #1 singles since 2018: FGL’s 2X PLATINUM “Simple,” Chris Lane’s 2X PLATINUM “I Don’t Know About You,” Blake Shelton’s 4X PLATINUM “God’s Country," Morgan Wallen’s 3X PLATINUM “Up Down” and PLATINUM “More Than My Hometown,” Jameson Rodgers’ PLATINUM “Some Girls,” LOCASH's GOLD "One Big Country Song," Cole Swindell’s GOLD “Single Saturday Night” and his own first-ever #1, PLATINUM “ONE BEER.” Current single “GIVE HEAVEN SOME HELL” is a hard-charged tribute to a fallen friend, making a statement as the most-added single of the week at Country radio upon launch. Serving as direct support on Jason Aldean’s BACK IN THE SADDLE TOUR this summer, HARDY has also shared the stage with FGL, Chris Lane, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell and more.