On Wednesday evening (Feb. 9), the 2022 ACM New Male Artist Of The Year nominee launched his set in New York City with an unreleased new song, “Sold Out,” a song that the singer/songwriter has been teasing throughout social media for quite some time.
The Mississippi native, wearing a hunter orange hat and black t-shirt, exploded onto the stage after a cool lighting introduction to the new track.
“Gold records on my sheet rock / not bad for a boy from Mississippi / yeah, I could buy a Maybach / but I’m still in my F150 / and my last name is a whole lot bigger than I thought it’d be / a lot of things changed / except one thing, me,” the hitmaker sings as he stood at his microphone stand.
As his performance of the unreleased song progressed, HARDY grabbed the microphone and made his way down the catwalk on the MW-shaped stage to sing the track’s chorus: “I’m still the same ol’ redneck f–k don’t give a damn / ain’t afraid to throw a dead buck on my Instagram / Grain alcohol in my cup, got the whole house / wall to wall, and I still ain’t sold out / yeah, wall to wall, and I still ain’t sold out.”
Watch the epic performance of the new song below.
The 2022 ACM Songwriter Of The Year nominee also performed a slew of tracks from his debut album, A Rock, including “Truck,” “Boots,” “Boyfriend,” “Give Heaven Some Hell,” and “Unapologetically Country As Hell.” He also brought out BBR Label Group’s Lindsey Ell to perform his chart-topping single “One Beer,” a tune that originally features Lauren Alaina and Devin Dawson.
In addition to performing songs from his latest project, he also threw in some fan-favorites from earlier in his career such as “Rednecker” and “4×4.”
HARDY also covered “God’s Country,” a song that he co-wrote, which was recorded by Blake Shelton.
During the show, the Big Loud Records signee joined Wallen to perform their Hixtape Vol. 1 collaboration, “He Went To Jared,” which you can watch below.
HARDY serves as support alongside Larry Fleet on the Wallen trek, which continues through late September of 2022.
The country hitmaker first teased “Sold Out” in October of 2021 when he shared a clip of the unreleased track on his TikTok from in the studio and then another when he played the recorded tune to a sold out crowd days before Halloween.
More recently, on February 2, HARDY shared a full clip of the track on Instagram to promote his tour dates with Wallen. The song soundtracks a clip that features footage of his live shows, meeting fans, behind-the-scenes clips, and more.