JD Hardy, is definitely not an unheard of name, after all, his beautifully roughed up lyrics of riding bulls isn’t that easy to forget. JD Hardy grew up in Bakersfield, California, a land known to have given birth to some of the incredible country music legends, Merle Haggard and Buck Owens. As mentioned above Hardy’s super single “Ride On” is about bull riding, demons, danger and dream chasing. It is the first single of his record and is sure to get a lot of attention from country, southern rock and bull riding fans alike.
“Work hard and play hard” that would sum up his life very well and unlike many of today’s country artist JD lives the cowboy life and when he’s not making music he spends his time on the ranch riding horses, herding cattle and thrown down the best BBQ this side of Texas, in fact the cowboy lifestyle runs so deep in the family blood that his son Jordan, like his Dad and much to his Mothers dislike due to the danger of the sport has tried his hand at riding bulls. Bull ridding is known as the most dangerous eight seconds in sports. In bull riding “it’s not if you get hurt, it’s when and how bad. JD requested his son to stop riding and now his wife will speak to him again.
But life hasn’t been easy for Hardy. A lot of hard work has gone in the making of this talented musician. He started singing at the mere age of three. Accompanying his father to Church, where he never missed a single chance to sing or to try a hand on drums and guitar and other musical instruments. Music remained an inspiration throughout his growing years. As Hardy emerged on the country music scene, many music industry giants embraced him with open arms. Although his first couple of record deals didn’t work out, all the hard work is finally paying off and Hardy feels he’s found the winning combination and now is working alongside musical industry veteran Jeff Robert and CSG Music.
Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, Hank Jr., Waylon & Willie, Dwight Yoakum and George Straight were the people whom he aspired to be like during his teenage days. He had a distinguished liking for country music for as long as he can remember. But his musical tastes and influences go deeper than that JD also loves good rock music as well, Guns and Roses and AC/DC are also apparent in his new single “Ride On”. Kid Rock is an artist with whom Hardy wants to collaborate with. They will make a great team as their styles and experiences in the music industry are quite complimenting.
After research and in my opinion JD’S first single “Ride On” is the greatest tribute to bull riding ever written and should be to Professional Bull Riding what Hank Williams Jr’s “All My Rowdy Friends” was to Monday Night Football. Without the complications, hahaha! In short JD Hardy has created his own sound within a new brand of country music. Whether you’re a fan of country or good ol’ rock and roll, or a fan of Professional Bull Riding or not, you’re going to love JD’s new single “Ride On” I guarantee it!
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