HARDY stands by Morgan Wallen as his friend and supporter as everybody makes mistakes, it just so happens Wallen has millions of fans and his mistakes are highlighted more because of that.
In a recent interview with Holler Country, the “A Rock” singer was asked about his longtime friend and fellow country superstar, Morgan Wallen. During the discussion, HARDY was asked if he was worried for Wallen when they co-wrote the emotion-filled track, “Living The Dream” together. In addition to that, the singer was asked if he sees a way forward for Wallen following the controversies and about Wallen’s record-setting ten consecutive weeks at No. 1 on Billboard 200 with his double album, Dangerous.
“I would like to think so,” the singer/songwriter said in response to if he sees a way forward for Wallen in country music. “I can’t talk a lot about it. But I will say that I think Morgan, from that moment [when the video was posted], has done everything he possibly can to help regain his traction. And really, his traction never went away – but that’s a whole different thing.”
On the topic of his record-setting ten consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, HARDY shared, “He holds the record for consecutive weeks [spent at the top of the Billboard 200 by a country artist with a just-released album.] I think he will be fine.”
HARDY does admit that although he does think it will take a little bit of time to re-establish his reputation, he does know that Wallen is “taking every action he can to rekindle his relationship with the people who chose to excommunicate him, or whatever you wanna call that. There’s a few of those situations that the public doesn’t know about that’s a lot better than what it looks or sounds like.” He later added, “I think the world will find this out fairly soon.”
Continuing to explain that, “at the end of the day, he’s one of my best friends in the whole world. People make mistakes. I have friends that make mistakes all the time, but they don’t have 3 million followers on Instagram. If you truly love someone, you gotta be there for that person and support them. That’s what I’m here to do for him.”
Additionally, HARDY recently showcased his support for Wallen performing “Up Down” during several live appearances over the past few weeks.