WATCH: Jameson Rodgers Pulls Off End Of Tour Prank On HARDY

“Some of my best work,” Rodgers captioned the video of the prank.


Madeleine O’Connell

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May 2, 2023


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Jameson Rodgers; Photo by Jody Chappell

The first leg of HARDY’s the mockingbird & The Crow Tour ended with a bang. Joining him on the road was Jameson Rodgers who took it upon himself to celebrate the final show with a fitting tour prank.

Rodgers took to social media to share a hilarious video of what went down on stage on Saturday, April 29 in Irving, TX at The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory. The singer/songwriter started out the clip by saying “We’re about to prank HARDY” and showing off the Nerf gun in his hand. 

Jameson Rodgers; Photo by Jody Chappell
Jameson Rodgers; Photo by Jody Chappell

He went on to explain that his band members were dressed up as deer while Sean Van Fleet from HARDY’s opening act, Blame My Youth, was dressed as a bunny. They choose to act out their prank in the midst of HARDY performing “KILL SH!T Till I Die,” a track off the rock side of his country/rock album, the mockingbird & THE CROW. 

Luring the artists dressed animals out with some feed, Jameson Rodgers jumped into action as soon as they were in eye’s view and began shooting with the toy gun until he had successfully completed his hunting mission. 

“End of tour prank on @HardyMusic . Some of my best work,” Rodgers wrote on Twitter. 

This trek launched on February 16 in Indianapolis, IN and came to a close on April 29, which according to HARDY’s recent Instagram post, marked his “biggest sellout to date.”

Alongside a carousel of photos from the final night, HARDY wrote, “Irving, TX. Wow. Biggest sellout to date. What a way to end The Mockingbird & The Crow tour.”

He then went on to share his gratitude for all the fans that attended this set of shows and his special guests Rodgers and Blame My Youth for joining him on the road. 

“To the fans, thank you so much for selling out every 👏 single 👏 show. Thank you for waiting in line all day, and still singing every single word 10 hours later. Thank you @jamesonrodgers and @blamemyyouth for coming out with us.”

“This will be a tour I’ll never forget. Love you all,” he said in conclusion. 

This run was named after HARDY’s sophomore album which dropped in January via Big Loud Records. The unique format of this project allows the “A ROCK” singer the opportunity to showcase his diversity as an artist in both genres. 

“It definitely was more freeing, but at the same time, I definitely want people to know, although it’s half of a rock and roll record, it’s also a little bit of my take on, maybe my spin on country music as well,” HARDY previously told Country Now and other outlets. 

He added, “It kind of opened the door for, obviously, doing the rock and roll thing, but it also opened the door a little more wide open for me to kind of give my own rendition of country music or like throwing a very country lyric over a rock and roll sonic, you know, production, if you will.”

HARDY; the mockingbird & THE CROW
HARDY; the mockingbird & THE CROW

The 17-track project features his No. 1 critically acclaimed single, “wait in the truck” feat. Lainey Wilson, his rising rock single “JACK,” his fan favorite, “TRUCK BED,” and plenty more. 

HARDY is also currently serving as support on Morgan Wallen’s One Night At A Time World Tour. Then in August, he will return to the road for the fall leg of the mockingbird & The Crow tour. 

This extended trek kicks off August 31 in Knoxville, TN and will continue for 17 dates before wrapping things up on December 9 in Biloxi, MS. Lainey Wilson and Dylan Marlowe will serve as support on this run. 

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Meanwhile, Jameson Rodgers recently released the new track “Built For Heartbreak.” It’s rare for the singer/songwriter to cut a song he didn’t write, but he says he connected to this song immediately.

“When I’m trying to decide which songs to record, I typically base it off of how many times I play it in my truck. This song survived that test and I’m so happy it did,” Rodgers previously explained. “‘Built For Heartbreak’ makes you FEEL the emotions of the lyrics. It takes you down the path of someone flirting with rock bottom and makes you feel like you’re right there with them. Whether you’re in that or not, anyone can relate to being in a similar season of life. As a songwriter, this is one that I wish I would’ve written.”

Rodgers is scheduled to play several festivals this summer, including CMA Fest, Beach It! Music Festival, and more. He’ll also join Billy Currington and Jordan Davis on the road for select dates.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.