NASHVILLE, TENN. – Proving the limitless impact of their ACM-winning platinum #1 hit “wait in the truck,” HARDY and Lainey Wilson will screen the official music video for the game-changing murder ballad as an official selection at the 2023 Tribeca Festival this June. “wait in the truck” is one of the only country music videos to screen at the festival in its 22-year history.
“It’s amazing to see how far this song has taken us so far,”HARDY
“It’s amazing to see how far this song has taken us so far,” HARDY says. “I’m grateful that it’s resonated with people and happy to see that story songs like this have a place still in country music and beyond. Thank you to the Tribeca Festival for having us, it’s so cool to be included.”
“This year has been filled with love and abundance – I’m blown away by the reaction the song and video have received since it premiered. It’s an absolute honor to be a part of one of the only country music videos to debut at the Tribeca Film Festival,” Wilson shares. “HARDY is a big brother to me and I’m forever thankful that he brought me into this ballad. This song embodies country music, with difficult topics and real-life situations that people can relate to.”
“It’s really a huge accomplishment to make it to Tribeca, not just for myself but for all cast and crew involved,” adds director Justin Clough, who will make his Tribeca debut with “wait in the truck.” “Tribeca wasn’t something that was in the picture during production, so for it to have gotten to this point, and have been officially selected, is really a crazy thought. I’m grateful for the love that we’ve received, and I’m excited to attend and meet the other talented filmmakers that have also been selected.”
Showing three times throughout the June 7-18 New York City festival, the ACM Visual Media of the Year and CMT Collaborative Video of the Year award winner continues its impressive run alongside official music videos from Lizzo (“Special”), The Black Keys (“Wild Child”), and just five other national and international selections.
“wait in the truck” has been viewed over 45 million times on YouTube alone, named one of the best songs all-genre of 2022 by Los Angeles Times, Billboard, American Songwriter, Holler, and more. The RIAA platinum certified bombshell topped the Mediabase country chart last month, and helped make HARDY + Wilson the two most-awarded artists at the 2023 ACM Awards last week.
Big Loud Records’ heavy-hitter HARDY has never been just one thing. Uncaging a new chapter, HARDY soared to new heights with the release of the mockingbird & THE CROW, his critically acclaimed half-country, half-rock sophomore album, adding to over 2.7 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, HARDY is a three-time CMA Triple Play award recipient, the 2022 BMI Country Songwriter of the Year, and a three-time AIMP Songwriter of the Year. HARDY has written 13 #1 singles including his own double platinum #1 single “ONE BEER” feat. Lauren Alaina + Devin Dawson, chart-topping, platinum Dierks Bentley + BRELAND collaboration, “Beers On Me,” and game-changing platinum duet “wait in the truck” feat. Lainey Wilson. He’s previously toured with Thomas Rhett, Morgan Wallen, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell, and more, and flies nationwide on his sold-out, 19-date headline arena tour, the mockingbird & THE CROW Tour, this fall.
ABOUT LAINEY WILSON
CMA 2022 Female Vocalist of the Year, CMA 2022 New Artist of the Year, and ACM’s 2022 New Female Artist of the Year, Lainey Wilson is one of Nashville’s hottest and most buzzed-about new artists. As most nominated female artist at the 2023 ACM awards bestowing four wins including Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Music Event of The Year, and Visual Media of The Year as well the top nominated artist at the 2023 CMT Music Awards, Lainey has been named to nearly every “Artist to Watch” list. Landing her first No. 1 with her PLATINUM Certified ACM Song of the Year, “Things A Man Oughta Know,” nearly 10 years to the day after leaving her small Louisiana farming community in a camper trailer to chase her dreams, she has won over legions of fans with her signature Bell Bottom Country sound and aesthetic, which blends traditional country with a modern yet retro flare. A prolific and sought-after songwriter (having co-writer credits on songs by artists including Luke Combs, Flatland Calvary, and more), Lainey is a fresh, fierce voice, delivering CMA-nominated album of the year with her label debut, Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin‘. With a rockstar stage presence, her artistry has taken her across the globe, performing for sold-out crowds throughout the US, UK, and Germany with notable names like Jon Pardi, Luke Combs, HARDY, Ashley McBryde, and more. After topping the country radio charts for a second time with, “Never Say Never” with Cole Swindell, she achieved her third and fourth No. 1 songs with “Heart Like a Truck,” and HARDY collaboration “wait in the truck.” Her critically acclaimed album, Bell Bottom Country, reached No. 9 on Billboard‘s Country Albums Chart, quickly rose to No. 1 on iTunes charts and has amassed over 350 million on-demand streams to date. Most recently, she made her acting debut in Season 5 of the smash hit series “Yellowstone,” was named “Tractor Supply Brand Ambassador,” adding to her growing list of endeavors, and was honored at Billboard‘s Women in Music Awards with the Rulebreaker Award.
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