HIXTAPE: Vol. 2: Chris Lane And Scotty McCreery Team Up For Born-And-Raised Jam, “Small Town On It”
HIXTAPE: Vol. 2: CHRIS LANE AND SCOTTY McCREERY TEAM UP FOR BORN-AND-RAISED JAM, “SMALL TOWN ON IT”
Buzzy Project Now In Its Fifth Week of All-Star Collabs
More New Tracks Arrive Each Friday Until December 10th
Courtesy of Big Loud Records
NASHVILLE, TN. – (For Immediate Release) – Now entering the fifth week of a first-of-its-kind Country experiment, HIXTAPE: Vol. 2 returned with two more stars on Friday (8/10), as Chris Lane and Scotty McCreery team up for “Small Town On It.”
A born-and-raised jam dedicated to the simple life, “Small Town On It” was written by Rodney Clawson, Nicolle Galyon, Lee Miller and Jimmy Robbins. With hit-maker Joey Moi at the helm and Derek Wells sharing in production credit, the song delivers a custom-made melody that fits like a pair of broken-in boots. And likewise, chart-toppers Lane and McCreery trade verses like life-long friends, calling out the way small-town living leaves its mark on everything it touches.
Stream or download “Small Town On It (feat. Chris Lane & Scotty McCreery)” here.
Founded by Country star, HARDY, 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 10th.
“Small Town On It (feat. Chris Lane & Scotty McCreery)” follows last week’s instalment, “To Hank (feat. HARDY, Brantley Gilbert & Colt Ford),” and previously released tracks include “In Love With My Problems (feat. Larry Fleet & Jon Pardi),” “WD-40 & 4WD (feat. Sean Stemaly, Jimmie Allen & Justin Moore)” and “Hometown Boys (feat. Matt Stell, Dierks Bentley & HARDY).” Keep an eye out this Friday (15/10) for more.
Additionally, Scotty McCreery has been announced as a main stage performer at the upcoming C2C Festival next year in the UK / Ireland – full dates below:
Friday, 11th March 2022 – Dublin, 3Arena
Saturday, 12th March 2022 – London, O2 Arena
Sunday, 13th March 2022 – Glasgow, SSE Hydro
ABOUT HIXTAPE: The ultimate mixtape of backroads bangers and party-friendly Country anthems, HIXTAPE: Vol. 2 makes room for 33 guests and 14 songs, with each track featuring a unique pairing of two or more singers. HARDY appears on six tracks, with Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Randy Houser, Marty Stuart, Midland, Morgan Wallen, Lee Brice, Jake Owen, Ronnie Dunn, Scotty McCreery, The Cadillac Three, Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett, Rhett Akins, Travis Denning, Sean Stemaly, Larry Fleet, Lainey Wilson, Jon Pardi, Josh Thompson, Justin Moore, Jimmie Allen, Jake Worthington, Granger Smith, Ernest, David Lee Murphy, Colt Ford, Chris Lane, Ashland Craft, Brantley Gilbert, Ben Burgess, and Chase Rice rounding out the extensive guest list. Produced by Joey Moi, HIXTAPE: Vol. 2 is an album created by a community, for a community, filled with southern storytelling and Country-Rock twang. HIXTAPE: Vol. 2 follows great critical success of Vol. 1 released in 2019 with the likes of Billboard calling the project “infectious” and The New York Times claiming “rapscallion-like, and shaggy at the edges — their singing is lighthearted and unsentimental.”
ABOUT HARDY: Big Loud Records’ booming upstart HARDY broke new ground in 2020 with acclaimed debut album, A ROCK, “an album that owes as much to AC/DC as George Jones” and “one of the most self-assured full-length debut albums in years” (Billboard). The project follows 2019’s countrified mixtape HIXTAPE: Vol. 1, and career-launching EPs THIS OLE BOY and WHERE TO FIND ME. Nominated for 2021 CMA Awards New Artist of the Year, one of CRS’ 2021 New Faces of Country Music, a CMA Triple Play award recipient and a Vevo DSCVR artist, the pride of Philadelphia, MS has earned his reputation as “Nashville’s most clever new redneck songwriter” (Rolling Stone). The 2020 AIMP Songwriter of the Year has co-penned NINE #1 singles since 2018: FGL’s 2X PLATINUM “Simple,” Chris Lane’s 2X PLATINUM “I Don’t Know About You,” Blake Shelton’s 4X PLATINUM “God’s Country,” Morgan Wallen’s 3X PLATINUM “Up Down” and PLATINUM “More Than My Hometown,” Jameson Rodgers’ PLATINUM “Some Girls,” LOCASH’s GOLD “One Big Country Song,” Cole Swindell’s GOLD “Single Saturday Night” and his own first-ever #1, PLATINUM “ONE BEER.” Current single “GIVE HEAVEN SOME HELL” is a hard-charged tribute to a fallen friend, making a statement as the most-added single of the week at Country radio upon launch. Serving as direct support on Jason Aldean’s BACK IN THE SADDLE TOUR this summer, HARDY has also shared the stage with FGL, Chris Lane, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell and more.
ABOUT CHRIS LANE:
Chris Lane’s star continues to rise with over 1.2 BILLION on-demand streams and three #1 hits – PLATINUM “Big, Big Plans,” 2X PLATINUM “I Don’t Know About You,” and PLATINUM “Fix.” His latest Big Loud Records single, “Fill Them Boots,” is currently climbing the Country charts. Previewing more new music, Lane also dropped tracks “Summer Job Money,” “That’s What Mamas Are For” and is featured on Dustin Lynch’s “Tequila On A Boat.” The Kernersville, NC native married Lauren Bushnell in 2019 after popping the question with his now-hit “Big, Big Plans,” and the couple recently welcomed their son, Dutton Walker Lane. The first-time dad opened up about the anticipation of parenthood in his song “Ain’t Even Met You Yet,” out now. Lane has been spotlighted in PEOPLE’s 2019 Sexiest Man Alive issue, scored nominations at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, ACM Awards and Radio Disney Music Awards, plus appearances on TODAY, The Bachelor, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers and CONAN. He also scored a smash 2X PLATINUM single with Tori Kelly, “Take Back Home Girl,” and teamed up with LA-based artist/producer Gryffin on the infectious track “Hold You Tonight.” Lane has shared the bill with A-list acts including Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown, Brad Paisley, and Dan + Shay, and will headline his FILL THEM BOOTS TOUR starting in January 2022.
ABOUT SCOTTY MCCREERY: McCreery has achieved new heights by earning four consecutive No. 1 hits. He recently topped the charts with “You Time,” the first single from his new album Same Truck, which was Billboard’s top debuting country music album upon its release. A second single from the album, “Damn Strait,” was just released. His other three No. 1 hits were from his prior album Seasons Change, which Rolling Stone named as one of the “40 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2018″ producing the RIAA Gold-certified project which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album chart: the RIAA Double Platinum-certified “Five More Minutes,” the RIAA Platinum-certified “This Is It,” which stayed at the top of the charts for two weeks, and RIAA Gold-certified “In Between.”
He’s earned one Double Platinum, four Platinum and two Gold singles; sold more than 3 million albums with four of them debuting at No. 1 on a Billboard chart; won the 10th season of “American Idol” in 2011; was named the ACM New Artist of the Year in 2011; won the CMT Music Award for Breakthrough Video of the Year (“The Trouble with Girls”) in 2012; American Country Awards for New Artist of the Year in 2011 and Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2013; BMI Awards for writing One of the Top 50 Country Songs of the Year three times (in 2015 for “See You Tonight,” in 2018 for “Five More Minutes,” and in 2019 for “This is It”); a Carolina Beach Music Award for National Dance Song of the Year (“Barefootin’”) in 2018; and the NSAI Nashville Songwriter Award for One of the Top Ten Songs I Wish I’d Written (“Five More Minutes”) in 2018. The North Carolina native released his first book, Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream, in 2016; it was re-released in paperback in 2020. McCreery launched his recording career by making history in 2011 as both the first country artist and the youngest male artist of any genre to debut his first studio album, the Platinum-certified Clear as Day, at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. For more information, visit ScottyMcCreery.com.