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HARDY WON’T “QUIT!!”

ANNOUNCES HEADLINING 15-DATE QUIT!! TOUR 

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RIVERBEND MUSIC CENTER

With special guests KIP MOORE AND TRAVIS DENNING

JULY 25, 2024

CINCINNATI, OH (1/12/24) – Kicking down the door on his next chapter of music, Big Loud Records / Big Loud Rock heavy-hitter HARDY returns today with “QUIT!!,” an autobiographical and referential spoken word track that recaps his journey to becoming “Nashville’s nü-metal king” (Los Angeles Times).

Taking “QUIT!!” and more new music to come directly to fans, HARDY also announces today his 15-date summer Quit!! tour which will kick off in May and include a stop in Cincinnati, Ohio at Riverbend Music Center on Thursday, July 25 with special guests Kip Moore and Travis Denning.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning at 10AM on Friday, January 19 at Ticketmaster.com and Riverbend.org.

 Calling back to his infamous 2022 ACM Honors speech accepting his first-ever ACM Songwriter of the Year award, HARDY’s “QUIT!!” continues to push the boundaries wide on his bombastic, genre-less, and wide-reaching appeal. SPIN puts it simply: “For HARDY, a rock-loving country star, shocking his audience in this way is exactly the point.”

“Thank you for inspiring me to be great,” HARDY says. “I guess sometimes holding a grudge is a good thing.”

 ABOUT HARDY

Big Loud Records’ heavy-hitter HARDY has never been just one thing. Kicking down the door on his next chapter of music now, he returns with “QUIT!!,” an autobiographical and referential spoken word track that recaps his journey to becoming “Nashville’s nü-metal king” (Los Angeles Times). HARDY soared to new heights in 2023 with the release of critically acclaimed half-country, half-rock sophomore album the mockingbird & THE CROW, adding to nearly four billion career streams. The dichotomous, 17-track effort debuted top five all-genre on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and kinged seven additional Billboard charts in its first week, including Top Country Albums, Top Rock Albums, and Top Album Sales. The pride of Philadelphia, Miss. has earned his reputation as “a promising purveyor of keeping the spirit of classic heavy Southern rock alive” (American Songwriter), “capable of writing the big hits for radio, obstinate enough to do something completely unexpected, and savvy enough to find the throughline for it all” (Rolling Stone). A 5X ACM award winner and 2X CMA award winner, HARDY has also won three CMA Triple Play awards, was named the 2022 BMI Country Songwriter of the Year, and is a three-time AIMP Songwriter of the Year. HARDY has written 13 No. 1 singles including his own 2X platinum No. 1 “ONE BEER” feat. Lauren Alaina + Devin Dawson, chart-topping, platinum Dierks Bentley + BRELAND collaboration, “Beers On Me,” and game-changing 2X platinum duet “wait in the truck” feat. Lainey Wilson. He also kinged the rock radio charts with “JACK,” and Top 5 single “SOLD OUT.” He’s previously toured with Thomas Rhett, Morgan Wallen, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell, and more, and just announced his 15-date Quit!! tour, headlining amphitheaters and arenas across North America all summer.

ABOUT KIP MOORE

Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Kip Moore recently released his fifth studio album DAMN LOVE, out now. Praised by Holler as “the best album of Kip Moore’s career.” Moore’s DAMN LOVE WORLD TOUR in 2023 saw more play sold-out headlining shows – including stadiums – in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, The U.K., Europe, and the U.S. Known as “one of country’s more thoughtful artists” (Billboard), Moore has toured the world earning acclaim and a rabid fanbase as an all-in performer in each setting, consistently selling out headlining shows internationally with huge followings. Praised by Noisey as “an uncompromising, genre-defying artist firing on all cylinders” Moore has blazed his trail, with “a bit more Southern rock than traditional country… to be a Kip Moore fan suddenly became a marker of your having a certain refinement in your country-music taste” (Chicago Tribune). Moore first splashed into the mainstream with the double-Platinum “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” in 2012, then followed up with three more best-selling No. Ones (“Hey Pretty Girl,” “Beer Money” and “More Girls Like You”).

ABOUT TRAVIS DENNING

A native of Warner Robins, Georgia, singer / songwriter and Mercury Nashville recording artist Travis Denning first made waves with the release of his Top 40 debut single “David Ashley Parker From Powder Springs,” which has also been certified Gold by the RIAA. He celebrated his first No.1 and Platinum certified single with the “shadowy” (Rolling Stone) “After A Few,” from Denning’s debut EP Beer’s Better Cold, which debuted in the Top 20 of Billboard’s Country Albums chart. The track “Buy A Girl A Drink,” off the EP Might As Well Be Me is a candlelit confession that features Denning’s tender lyricism, marking Denning’s highest streaming debut to date. His song, “Strawberry Wine And A Cheap Six Pack,” is Denning’s second highest debut and has amassed over 7M global streams. Denning’s songwriting extends to other artists – he has co-written for Morgan Wallen, Michael Ray, Chase Rice, Jason Aldean, and Justin Moore. Denning has previously headlined his own “Heartbeat Of A Small Town Tour,” toured with Brother’s Osborne, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, Alan Jackson, Riley Green, Dierks Bentley, and Jake Owen. With 800 million steams worldwide, Denning has been spotlighted for his head-turning sound and is making his mark withing the industry, being previously selected as one of CRS New Faces, an Opry NextStage recipient, and a CMA KixStart Artist. Denning’s debut full-length album will be released this spring. For more information, visit travisdenning.com.

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