NASHVILLE, TENN. (October 1, 2021) — The HIXTAPE: Vol. 2 saga enters week four today (10/1) with the man who started it all, as series founder HARDY teams up with Brantley Gilbert and Colt Ford for “To Hank.”
Featuring a twang-rocking groove from producer Joey Moi with co-production by Derek Wells and a nostalgic theme courtesy of writers Ben Hayslip and Chase McGill, the track is dedicated to a pair of true Country legends – Hank Williams and Hank Williams Jr. But with reverent vocals and lyrics steeped in the songs those icons wrote, it’s a tribute not just to the men, but to the soundtrack of Country life their music became.
HIXTAPE: Vol. 2 is a groundbreaking Country collaborations album, with a star-studded list of artists creating the ultimate mixtape of backroads bangers and party-friendly anthems.
Following the original HIXTAPE: Vol. 1 (2019), the series now expands to become bigger than any one star, with 14 new tracks and 33 artists in total. The project features Ashland Craft, Ben Burgess, Brantley Gilbert, Brothers Osborne, Chase Rice, Chris Lane, Chris Shiflett, Colt Ford, David Lee Murphy, Dierks Bentley, ERNEST, Granger Smith, Jake Owen, Jake Worthington, Jimmie Allen, Jon Pardi, Josh Thompson, Justin Moore, Lainey Wilson, Larry Fleet, Lee Brice, Marty Stuart, Matt Stell, Midland, Morgan Wallen, Randy Houser, Rhett Akins, Ronnie Dunn, Scotty McCreery, Sean Stemaly, The Cadillac Three and Travis Denning, with another track arriving each week through December 10.
“To Hank (feat. HARDY, Brantley Gilbert & Colt Ford)” follows last week’s installment, “In Love With My Problems (feat. Larry Fleet & Jon Pardi),” and previously released tracks include “WD-40 & 4WD (feat. Sean Stemaly, Jimmie Allen & Justin Moore)” and “Hometown Boys (feat. Matt Stell, Dierks Bentley & HARDY).” Keep an eye out next Friday (10/8) for more.