Hardy gives one of life’s most-difficult moments a soundtrack in “Give Heaven Some Hell,” a hard-hitting anthem to best friends and even harder goodbyes.
Written by the emerging country rocker with Hunter Phelps, Ben Johnson and Ashley Gorley, the tearjerking track comes with an equally-compelling video, imagining a little-white-church funeral and the tight knit group of guys who would rather be anywhere else. Directed by Justin Clough and shot in Lynnville, Tennessee, it’s made even more impactful by co-starring some of Hardy’s frequent collaborators — including co-writers Phelps and Johnson, plus Jameson Rodgers, Jake Mitchell, Smith Ahnquist and more.
“I hope you hit those gold streets on two wheels / I hope your mansion in the sky’s got a ten acre field / With some mud and hubs you can lock in / Make some thunder, make ‘em wonder how ya got in / Hide your beer, hide your clear from the man upstairs / Crank it loud hold it down till I get there / And when I do hope you got some new stories to tell / Till then give heaven some hell,” goes the chorus.
“‘Give Heaven Some Hell’ is one of my favorite songs I have ever written and having my buddies in the music video meant a whole lot,” Hardy writes in the YouTube comments of his video. “If you’ve ever lost a friend or someone you love, I hope this helps you and gives ya hope.”
“Give Heaven Some Hell” is part of Hardy’s just announced A Rock album, which is set for release on September 4. His current single “One Beer” featuring Lauren Alaina and Devin Dawson is out now and climbing the radio charts.