HIXTAPE Vol. 2: Ashland Craft & Brothers Osborne Light Up For “I Smoke Weed” (Out Now)


Complete All-Star Collabs Project To Be Released On December 10th

Courtesy of Big Loud Records 

 — (26th November, 2021) — Ashland Craft and Brothers Osborne light up for week 12 of HIXTAPE: Vol. 2, rolling out the carefree fun of “I Smoke Weed” today (26/11), as the anticipation builds for the full album to drop on December 10th.

Co-written by Craft with Willie Morrison and Lee Starr, the unabashed tribute to local greenery works like an all-natural prescription for good times, full of take-me-as-I-come lyrics with a straight-to-the-head smirk.

Produced by Jonathan Singleton, the torchy tune is sure to spark smiles from a few of your friends, with its woozy, laid-back groove leaving fans in cloud of Country daze.

Stream or download “I Smoke Weed (feat. Ashland Craft & Brothers Osborne)” here.

Founded by chart-topping Country star, HARDYHIXTAPE: 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 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.

I Smoke Weed (feat. Ashland Craft & Brothers Osborne)” follows last week’s instalment, “One of Y’all (feat. HARDY, Rhett Akins & The Cadillac Three),” with previous releases including “Beer With My Buddies (feat. HARDY, Josh Thompson & Travis Denning),” “Red Dirt Clouds (feat. David Lee Murphy, Ben Burgess & ERNEST),” “Jonesin’ (feat. Ronnie Dunn, Jake Owen & Jake Worthington)” and more.

Check out the full series to date here and check back next Friday (3/12) for more.


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!

Big Loud Records’ Ashland Craft is introducing her own brand of Country music with debut album, TRAVELIN’ KIND, out now. “With equal parts sass and strength, she’s poised to be a major voice in 2021,” deems Nashville Lifestyles. Among CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2021 and Pandora’s Country Artists to Watch 2021, American Songwriter hails, “There’s a New Country Badass in Town, and Her Name is Ashland Craft,” while adding, “This girl has star quality flying out of her boots.” Featured in the much-anticipated HIXTAPE: Vol. 2 with Brothers Osborne on “I Smoke Weed,” and knockout duet “SO CLOSE” off HARDY’s acclaimed album A ROCK, CMT’s “‘can’t miss’ country star on the rise” is next opening for Ashley McBryde’s THIS TOWN TALKS TOUR 2022, after previous supporting slots with Zac Brown Band, Luke Combs, and Morgan Wallen. Discovering her honky-tonk spirit while cutting her teeth at a hometown bar in South Carolina singing Country and Rock covers plus cracking Top 10 on NBC’s The Voice, Craft buzzes under the influence of musical heroes Def Leppard, Chris Stapleton, Bonnie Raitt, The Chicks, and Sheryl Crow.

Two sons from a working-class family, John and TJ Osborne grew up in a small, Maryland water town writing and playing songs for friends and family in their father’s shed. John moved to Nashville first to play in other bands and two years later, TJ joined him. It was then they formed Brothers Osborne as a duo that blends equal parts country and rock into one of the freshest, most identifiable sounds to come out of Nashville in recent years. The singer/songwriter siblings took home their fourth Vocal Duo of the Year trophy at the 55th Annual CMA Awards, in addition to being named ACM Duo of the Year twice. Overall Brothers Osborne have collected five CMA and five ACM trophies, and stand as seven-time GRAMMY nominees. Additionally, they received the ASCAP Vanguard Award in 2019 recognising artists whose innovative work is helping to shape the future of music.

Brothers Osborne’s third studio album, SKELETONS, was released in October 2020 and features their current single “I’m Not For Everyone,” as well as their Top 25 hit “All Night.” The duo released a new song titled “Younger Me” in April as a response to the overwhelming support TJ received after sharing his personal story. John and TJ wrote and produced the track, with Kendell Marvel serving as an additional co-writer. Initially breaking through with their debut album PAWN SHOP, the Gold Certified project featured three GRAMMY-nominated tracks including the 2X Platinum Certified No. 1 smash hit “Stay A Little Longer,” Top 10 Platinum Certified hit “It Ain’t My Fault,” and Gold Certified Top 25 hit “21 Summer.” Their sophomore album, PORT SAINT JOE, was nominated for Best Country Album at the 61st GRAMMY Awards and includes the Top 40 GRAMMY-nominated singles “Shoot Me Straight” as well as “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You).”

Brothers Osborne recently wrapped the WE’RE NOT FOR EVERYONE TOUR, hitting over 50 markets including New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Dallas, Atlanta and more. Brothers Osborne has previously toured with Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert and more. In 2019 the duo embarked on a Headlining World Tour including three sold-out nights at the famed Ryman Auditorium in Nashville which were recorded for their album, Live At The Ryman.

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