The Louisiana native shared the exciting news of his upcoming Opry debut via his social media. The Buena Vista Records / Industrial Media’s 19 Recordings artist shared a video of himself paying homage to Hank Williams, performing a cover of Williams’ iconic country hit, “Jambalaya.”
“This is my cover of ‘Jambalaya,’ which was written by the late, great Hank Williams,” Hardy captioned the video, covering Williams’ classic hit. “Hank made his @opry debut on June 11, 1949 and I’m so excited to tell you that I get the honor of making my OWN debut on the Opry Stage August 28. I could not be more excited to step into the Circle that night. Thank you guys as always for all your support.”
“Growing up listening to country music, playing the Grand Ole Opry has always been a dream of mine,” Hardy admits. “Stepping into that circle where so many artists I’ve loved my whole life have been, it’s really going to be a crazy and special moment for me.”
You can watch his cover of “Jambalaya” below.
Hardy will make his Opry debut on Saturday, August 28.
Tickets for the American Idol winner’s Grand Ole Opry debut can be purchased HERE.
Additionally, Hardy is set to embark on a headlining tour this summer dubbed the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour. The tour kicks off on July 22 in Delaware and runs through major markets before wrapping up in late November. Chris Bandi, Kylie Frey, Wyatt McCubbin and Nick Walsh will serve as support for the upcoming trek.
“I can’t wait to head out on tour in the fall and play some brand new music for everyone,” Hardy previously shared of the tour. “Really excited to be hitting the road with the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour. It’s going to be a blast!”
See a full list of tour dates below.
07.22.21 Dewey Beach, DE Bottle & Cork
07.23.21 Harrisburg, PA HMAC
09.16.21 Fort Wayne, IN Piere’s *%
09.22.21 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere +
09.24.21 Morgantown, WV Metropolitan Theatre*#
09.25.21 Warrendale, PA Jergel’s *%
09.30.21 Kearney, NE Joe’s Honky Tonk *+
10.01.21 Denver, CO Grizzly Rose *+
10.02.21 Cheyenne, WY Outlaw Saloon *#
10.03.21 Billings, MT Pub Station *#
10.07.21 St. Louis, MO Delmar Hall +
10.08.21 Chattanooga, TN The Signal +
10.21.21 Cedar Park, TX The Haute Spot *+
10.28.21 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue *%+
10.29.21 Medina, OH Thirsty Cowboys *%+
10.30.21 Grand Rapids, MI Elevation *%+
11.04.21 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre *+
11.05.21 Sanford, FL The Barn *+
11.06.21 Middleburg, FL Southern Social
11.09.21 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre *+
11.11.21 Foxborough, MA Six Strings Grill & Stage *+
11.12.21 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place *+
11.13.21 Rutland, VT The Paramount Theatre *+
11.14.21 Portland, ME Aura +
11.20.21 Biloxi, MS IP Casino Resort & Spa
* w/ Chris Bandi
+ w/ Kylie Frey
% w/ Wyatt McCubbin
# w/ Nick Walsh