Hardy Scores His Third Country Airplay Leader as ‘Truck Bed’ Rolls to No. 1

Hardy nets his third leader as a recording artist, and his first unaccompanied by any other acts, on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart as “Truck Bed,” released on Big Loud, rides 2-1 on the survey dated March 30. The song increased by 13% to 31 million audience impressions March 15-21, according to Luminate.

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Hardy (full name Michael Wilson Hardy), 33, from Philadelphia, Miss., co-authored the song with Ashley Gorley, Ben Johnson and Hunter Phelps; Joey Moi produced it. It’s from Hardy’s LP The Mockingbird & the Crow, which launched as his first No. 1 on Top Country Albums in February 2023.

“Truck Bed” follows “Wait in the Truck” (featuring Lainey Wilson), which hit No. 2 on Country Airplay last April, becoming his third of four top 10s. He boasts two No. 1s: “Beers on Me,” with Dierks Bentley and Breland, dominated for one week in April 2022 after “One Beer” (featuring Lauren Alaina and Devin Dawson) ruled for one frame in December 2020.

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As a songwriter, “Truck Bed” marks Hardy’s 12th Country Airplay No. 1, a run that began with Morgan Wallen’s “Up Down” (featuring Florida Georgia Line) for a week in June 2018.

New Top 10s

Jordan Davis earns his eighth consecutive career-opening Country Airplay top 10 as “Tucson Too Late,” which he co-penned, rises 11-9 (18.9 million, up 8%). It follows “Next Thing You Know,” which hit No. 2 last July, and “What My World Spins Around,” which reigned for two weeks in January 2023, marking his fourth No. 1.

Plus, Tyler Hubbard (half of Florida Georgia Line, with Brian Kelley), notches his third solo top 10 as “Back Then Right Now” jumps 13-10 (18.8 million, up 10%). It follows “Dancin’ in the Country,” which reached No. 2 last May, and “5 Foot 9,” which became his first leader on his own for one week in November 2022.

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