HARDY Explains How ‘Wait In The Truck’ Came About
HARDY’s “Wait In The Truck” has become a major award winner, having just won three awards for HARDY at the ACM Awards earlier this month (5/11), including Visual Media of the Year for the compelling video of the song.
In a recent interview, HARDY said the song came about fairly simply. He explained, “I was in Atlanta, and my girlfriend was at a party and said a guy made a pass at her. So I was fired up about it and thought if it had gotten any worse, I’d have found out where he lived and told my girlfriend to wait in the truck. We decided to make a really cool story about it. The song wrote itself.”
HARDY added that the song got heavier than he originally intended. He said, “In the second verse when we murder the guy, and say how we did it, I didn’t think we were gonna do that at the start. By then, I knew I was gonna cut the song. I said, ‘If I’m doin’ it, we’re killin’ the guy.'”
HARDY says he almost did not perform the song at last fall’s CMA Awards but changed his mind. He explained, “I originally was going to miss the CMAs because I got married the week before, and we were going on our honeymoon. Then I found out I won Songwriter of the Year, so we decided to stay. The CMAs were the next day, so we were able to do the song on the show.”
In the same interview, HARDY recalled picking Lainey Wilson as his duet partner on the song. He offered, “We met on Morgan’s first club tour. She’s one of the most authentic artists in Nashville. She is the same on and off the stage. When she sings, I believe everything she says. I knew if she sang it with conviction, people would believe it. I knew she was gonna crush it, and she did.”