LEWISBURG (WVDN) – Officials at the State Fair of West Virginia announced HARDY as the first concert added to the 2023 Grandstand lineup on Sunday, August 13. Tickets went on sale Friday, Jan. 20.
“We could not be more excited for the first announcement to the 98th Annual State Fair of West Virginia concert lineup,” CEO Kelly Collins stated. “HARDY is one of the biggest names out there, and if you have not had a chance to see him before, he puts on an amazing show.”
Big Loud Records’ heavy hitter HARDY has never been just one thing. Uncaging his next chapter on Jan. 20, HARDY introduced “the mockingbird & THE CROW,” his dichotomous, 17-track sophomore album and the follow up to 2020 debut, “A Rock.” HARDY is the reigning ACM Songwriter of the Year, the 2022 BMI Country Songwriter of the Year, and a two-time AIMP Songwriter of the Year, additionally nominated for New Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, and Musical Event of the Year at the 2022 CMA Awards.
One of CRS’ 2021 New Faces of Country Music and a two-time CMA Triple Play award recipient, the pride of Philadelphia, Mississippi has earned his reputation as “a breakout in the making,” (HITS) and “a promising purveyor of keeping the spirit of classic heavy Southern rock alive” (American Songwriter). HARDY has written 12 No. 1 singles since 2018, including his own double platinum No. 1 single “One Beer” featuring Lauren Alaina and Devin Dawson, and chart-topping Dierks Bentley and Breland collaboration, “Beers on Me.” He’s previously toured with Thomas Rhett, Morgan Wallen, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell and more and will embark on his own sold-out headlining “Wall to Wall” tour this winter, before launching “the mockingbird & THE CROW” tour in 2023.
The 10-day State Fair of West Virginia will be celebrating 98 years on Aug. 10-19.