HARDY Releases Country/Rock-Infused Breakup Anthem, ‘Boots’

HARDY recalls the morning after a night of bad decisions that led to a breakup in his just-released song, “Boots.”…


Lauren Jo Black

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May 1, 2020


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HARDY recalls the morning after a night of bad decisions that led to a breakup in his just-released song, “Boots.”

Co-written by HARDY alongside David Garcia and Hillary Lindsey, “Boots” showcases HARDY’s unique musical style while telling a relatable story.

“I’m so glad this song is out in the world,” HARDY shared in a statement. “‘Boots’ is a perfect representation of who I am as an artist. It’s a country lyric but it sounds like a rock and roll song.”

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Throughout the song, HARDY acknowledges he’s to blame for the downfall of the relationship, so much so that he admits he was prepared to suffer the consequences.

“I woke up in my boots this morning/ Fell asleep in my boots last night/ Had a feeling that I’d run out of warnings/ Girl, I couldn’t have been more right,” he croons throughout the chorus while backed by electric guitars and heavy percussion.

Serving as HARDY’s first new music release of 2020, the song is already a fan-favorite as he’s been performing it during his live shows. The release of “Boots” comes as his current single, “One Beer,” featuring Lauren Alaina and Devin Dawson, continues its rise at country radio.

HARDY was set to embark on Thomas Rhett’s Center Point Road Tour this summer. The tour has shifted to a July start date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.