HIXTAPE Vol, 2: HARDY, Rhett Akins & The Cadillac Three Stand With The Fans In “One Of Y’all”



Three More Tracks To Arrive Before December 10th

Courtesy of Big Loud Records 

 — (For Immediate Release) — HIXTAPE: Vol. 2 cranks it up to 11, with HARDYRhett Akins & The Cadillac Three proving their Country cred in “One Of Y’all,” available on all streaming and digital platforms now.

Co-written by series visionary HARDY with Zach Abend and Andy Albert, the loud-and-proud tune is a proclamation of rural authenticity, with each artist promising to sing what they know and stand side-by-side with their fans.

Another example of the Hard-Rock influenced sound found all over HIXTAPE: Vol. 2, the track was produced by Joey Moi with co-production from Derek Wells, emerging with one-for-all, all-for-one spirit.

Stream or download “One Of Y’all (Feat. HARDY, Rhett Akins & The Cadillac Three)” here.

Founded by chart-topping 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. Garnering attention from the media with each passing week as Billboard claims of “Break Your Own Damn Heart (feat. Midland & Marty Stuart),” “Barroom-burnished vocals.”

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 WallenRandy Houser, Rhett Akins, Ronnie Dunn, Scotty McCreery, Sean Stemaly, The Cadillac Three and Travis Denning, with another track arriving each week until December 10th.

“One Of Y’all (feat. HARDY, Rhett Akins & The Cadillac Three)” follows last week’s instalment, “Beer With My Buddies (feat. HARDY, Josh Thompson & Travis Denning)” with previous releases including “Red Dirt Clouds (feat. David Lee Murphy, Ben Burgess & ERNEST),” “Jonesin’ (feat. Ronnie Dunn, Jake Owen & Jake Worthington),” “Drink Up (feat. Lee Brice, Randy Houser & HARDY),” and more.

Check out the full series to date here.


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 grit. 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 the track “He Went To Jared” as “rapscallion-like, and shaggy at the edges — their singing is lighthearted and unsentimental.”

Big Loud Records’ booming upstart HARDY is rattling Country music as “Nashville’s most clever new redneck songwriter,” according to Rolling Stone. Breaking new ground with “one of the most self-assured full-length debut albums in years,” per Billboard, his acclaimed debut, A ROCK, features PLATINUM #1 “ONE BEER” and current chart-rising GOLD single “GIVE HEAVEN SOME HELL.” With over 1 BILLION on-demand streams to his credit, the LP is a part of HARDY’s fast-growing catalogue that includes first-of-its-kind countrified mixtapes HIXTAPE: Vol. 1 (2019) and the now-unfolding Vol. 2 (2021), alongside career-launching EPs THIS OLE BOY and WHERE TO FIND ME. He’s also featured on Dierks Bentley’s latest buzzed-about single, “Beers On Me,” with BRELAND. The pride of Philadelphia, MS, HARDY’s stacking accolades as a 2021 CMA Awards New Artist of the Year nominee; recognised as one of CRS’ 2021 New Faces of Country Music; a CMA Triple Play award recipient; and a Vevo DSCVR artist. In addition, the 2020 AIMP Songwriter of the Year has co-penned NINE #1 singles since 2018, including Blake Shelton’s 4X PLATINUM smash hit “God’s Country.” Direct support for Morgan Wallen beginning this February, HARDY has supported Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Chris Lane, Thomas Rhett, and more, plus appeared on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Rhett Akins has had an extremely impressive career. He’s not just been a successful solo artist, he’s also written chart-topping hits for some of the biggest names in Country music. Akins has had 32 #1 singles, including Luke Bryan’s “Huntin’ Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day,” Dustin Lynch’s “Small Town Boy,” Blake Shelton’s “Honey Bee,” Jason Aldean’s “When She Says Baby,” John Pardi’s “Dirt On My Boots”, Brantley Gilbert’s “What Happens In A Small Town”  and many more. Akins has had several number #1’s with his son,  Thomas Rhett including  “Life Changes,” “Look What God Gave Her;” and most recently “What’s Your Country Song”.  This impressive list hasn’t gone unnoticed in the music industry. He is the recipient of renowned awards and titles and has received 40 BMI Awards, 2-time BMI Songwriter of the Year, ACM Songwriter of the Year, ACM Songwriter of the Decade,  7 CMA Triple Play Awards and in November of 2021 Rhett was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Leaving a lasting impression on fans across the globe with their instinctive sonic tendencies, THE CADILLAC THREE prove they are Nashville’s most versatile band — spending their formative years playing music together in garages before graduating to sold-out venues and being added to major festival lineups. Singer-guitarist Jaren Johnston, drummer Neil Mason and lap-steel player Kelby Ray, have been performing together for over a decade and adding to their following of both Country and Rock loyalists. TC3 boasts chart-topping tracks and album cuts for Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert and Steven Tyler, to name a few. Mason wrote “Payback” alongside Aaron Eshuis and Ryan Hurd, whose single version featured TC3 and followed Rascal Flatts previous release of the track. Both collectively and individually, they have been nominated for GRAMMY and ACM Awards. TC3 remained resolute in their creativity in 2020, releasing two albums – February’s COUNTRY FUZZ and October’s surprise TABASCO & SWEET TEA – hosting COUNTRY FUZZ RADIO and serving the music community. “The Cadillac Three’s contribution to a year like no other can be measured in albums released, songs released (28), live-streamed shows recorded, donations collected, venues supported, mouths fed, and positive messages sent. Landing a spot on the revered list [ACM Awards], among their friends, collaborators, and peers, feels like a victory for the trio who has never stopped putting in the work,” observes  AMERICAN SONGWRITER. With “Long After Last Call” Rolling Stone noted TC3 “Sound the Alarm for Clubs in Crisis” while their “Bridges” music video shoot teamed up with Music Venue Alliance Nashville. TC3’s freewheeling vibe finds fans from all sides of the world relishing in their unpredictable sets, touring on their own and with A-listers Eric Church, Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan, plus iconic rockers Metallica and Slayer. As a popular international act, TC3 was named Best New Band at the 2014 UK Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards and received a 2019 CMA International Award nomination for International Artist Achievement. Visit thecadillacthree.com for TC3’s latest happenings, 10th ANNIVERSARY TOUR dates, 2022 HILLBILLY HYPNOTIZED TOUR details and tune in to Country Fuzz Radio each week