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Morgan Wallen and ERNEST Honor HARDY at Recent Concert

It is no surprise to country fans that Morgan, Hardy and ERNEST are not only label mates but also great friends.

Hardy and his band were involved in a serious car accident while on their bus after leaving a show last weekend in Bristol, Tennessee at the Country Thunder festival at

Bristol Motor Speedway.

And Hardy understandably canceled his shows this weekend, which included opening for Morgan at his very first stadium show in Arlington, Texas at Globe Life Field, home of the Texas Rangers, that was the last stop on his extensive 2022 headlining Dangerous tour.

ERN stepped in for his good friend and sang to the sold out crowd before his other pal Morgan took the stage.

In the midst of his performance, Morgan welcomed ERNEST back to the stage to honor their friend and longtime collaborator HARDY, who was originally slated to serve as direct support but is currently recovering from a tour bus accident, with a cover of

Unapologetically Country As Hell.” Written by Hardy along with Smith Ahnquist, Nick Donley and Jake Mitchell, “Unapologetically” was included on Hardy’s 2020 debut studio album A Rock.

“As y’all know HARDY was originally supposed to be here tonight and ERN came to fill in for him. HARDY and his crew got into a bus accident, they’re all okay now, but they weren’t good enough to come here tonight and I can clearly understand that,” Wallen said before performing the A Rock tune with ERNEST. “We miss them though. We wanted them to be here and I know y’all did too. He’s another one of my best friends. So, since he’s not here I figured I try my best HARDY impression.”

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