Country music has a new murder ballad, and it’s a duet between Hardy and Lainey Wilson called “Wait In The Truck.” It’s one of the hottest songs in country right now, with the YouTube video approaching one million views (at press time) in less than a week.
Hardy said via a press release how thankful he is for radio embracing what could be a carer-changing song. He said, “Thank you to country radio for supporting a song that means so much to me. I’m grateful to the fans for the response already to this song; it truly means everything. I can’t wait to hear it on the radio.”
The song and the official video are dark and, well, murderous. Lainey’s character in the video waits in the truck while Hardy’s character kills the man that was abusing her. The video is powerful and highlights Wilson’s acting skills and Hardy’s. Wilson, at this point, is a seasoned actor after her work on Yellowstone.
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The song’s lyrics tell the story; Hardy sings, “Well, she was bruised and broke from head to toe / With a tear in her blood-stained shirt / She didn’t tell the whole truth, but she didn’t have to / I knew what had happened to her / I didn’t load her down with questions / That girl had been through enough / I just threw it in drive, looked in those eyes / And I asked her where he was.”
Lainey sings, “I don’t know if he’s an angel ‘Cause angels don’t do what he did / He was hellbent to find the man behind / All the whiskey scars I hid / I never thought my day of justice / Would come from a judge under a seat / But I knew right then I’d never get hit again / When he said to me/ Wait in the truck / Just wait in the truck.”
Wilson recently retweeted a video clip of Hardy thanking fans for the success.