SAN ANGELO— Country music cart topper Case Hardin is heading back to the studio later this month to cut his third album which is expected to garner multiple #1 singles on Texas radio charts.
With two albums, numerous awards, four #1 hits and three trifectas to his extensive list of accolades, Case knows how to produce the music country fans want to hear. Combine that with his ability to command the stage and connect with his audience, and you have the perfect honky tonkin’, two-steppin’ show his fans have come to love.
Growing up ranching in San Angelo, Texas and spending years on the rodeo circuit, Hardin is no stranger to country music and the cowboy way of life.
This is evident in every melody that details his love of traditional honky tonk music, beautiful Texas landscapes and personal experiences that he shares with the world in each of his songs. When asked about his love of country music, Hardin’s answer is simple, “If I’ve gone through it, I know you’ve gone through it too. Country music is more than a melody, it’s a lifestyle”.
Case’s first album “Over Fort Worth” released in 2016, was produced at Bismeaux Studios in Nashville with members of George Strait’s, Aaron Watson’s, Cory Morrow’s, William Clark Green’s, and Kevin Fowler’s bands.
This album produced his debut single “Sign of a Fool” which broke into the Top 20 at #18 on Texas Country Charts – unheard of for any debut artist’s debut single. Subsequent singles from this album “Deep Blue Me” which broke into the Top 10 at #6 in 2017, “Old Stomping Grounds” which reached #2 in 2018, and “Texas Rain” which was the #2 song for all of 2018 made Hardin a rising star and one to watch among Texas country music industry icons.
His second album “Lucky Him” surpassed all previous milestones when released post-COVID in 2022. Produced in Nashville with the same band members as “Over Fort Worth”, this album yielded his first #1 single “Alcohol Abuse” which spent multiple weeks in the #1 spot. Additional singles “When You Roll That Way”, “Honky Tonk Highway”, which holds the current record for most radio stations to add a song in the opening week, and “Most Beautiful Place I’ve Ever Been” all hit #1 that year making Hardin four for four solidifying his position among the best artists in Texas country music. Also, that year, he received his first “trifecta” for “Honky Tonk Highway” – highest debuting song, with the highest spin increases, and the most radio station adds compared to any other song on the Texas charts.
This impressive momentum has continued into 2023 with “Most Beautiful Place I’ve Ever Been” and “Stoned” gaining trifecta status and his single “Stoned” currently making its way up the chart to #1.
With venues all over the Lone Star State and beyond vying for a chance to get him on stage, Hardin’s 2023 ‘Honky Tonk Highway’ tour has stops in Houston, San Antonio, Fort Worth, San Angelo, Abilene, Orange Grove, Lubbock, Midland, and Fredericksburg at some of the most coveted rooms in Texas. Additionally, Oklahomans can see Hardin in Weatherford and Tulsa. With new cities being added each month, the Honky Tonk Highway Tour is on track to break into multiple states this year.
As country music evolves, Case Hardin is putting the country back in country music. He heads back to the studio in Nashville later this month to lay down tracks on his new album with award-winning songwriters Bernie Nelson (Kenny Chesney, Conway Twitty, Confederate Railroad, Wynona Judd, Tracy Lawrence) and Dickie Kaiser (Clay Walker, Chris Cagle).