LISTEN: HARDY and Morgan Wallen Join Forces with Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett On ‘Goin’ Nowhere’
The 14-track HIXTAPE: Vol. 2 came to a close on Friday with the release of the final track, “Goin’ Nowhere,”…
HARDY, Morgan Wallen; Photos by Andrew Wendowski
Co-written by HIXTAPE founder HARDY alongside Joe Clemmons, Jacob Durrett and Canaan Smith, the rowdy country/rock anthem finds the singers content with the country surroundings as they declare, “I’m goin’ nowhere.”
“‘Cause I’m stuck in this town in my truck riding ‘round with a plug of long cut in my lip/ You’d have to cut the whole tree down/ Can’t rip these roots out the ground ain’t getting out and I don’t care/ ‘Cause why in the hell would I leave/ I don’t need anything but fried chicken and crickets/ If there’s a yellow pine box you can carry me in it/ This red dirt you can bury me in it/ I’m goin’ nowhere,” goes the chorus.
Featuring vocals from HARDY and Wallen with Shiflett on guitar, “Goin’ Nowhere” was produced by Joey Moi with co-production by Derek Wells.
The track completes the 14-week track reveal for HIXTAPE: Vol. 2, which features a whopping 33 artists in total, including 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.
Lauren Jo Black
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.