Warner Music Nashville multi-talent Shy Carter isn’t taking the easy way out in the stripped-down piano-driven stunner, “Hard (Live on the Grand),” available today (6/17) through all streaming platforms and digital retailers. Listen HERE.
“‘Hard’ was a hard song to write. It was painful. Life gives you so many chances to give up and it seems like the easiest thing to do,” shares Carter. “But even the easy way can be much harder than expected because nothing really comes easy in life. The most fulfilling thing is to stay the course and continue fighting for what you believe in.”
Recorded live inside his home studio, the Carter, Nathan Chapman, and Bryan Simpson-penned song was last released in full production as an Amazon Original track that’s available on the For Love & Country official playlist on Amazon Music. Carter is among the featured artists in the Amazon Music Original feature-length documentary. In addition, the 2021 Amazon Music Artist to Watch taped a live performance clip to complement the striking ballad.
Carter proved his in-demand status as a bona fide entertainer with a recent string of amped-up appearances around Nashville, TN. Capping his FREE monthly residency run, Shy Carter and Friends, with a third takeover atop The Skydeck on Broadway at Assembly Food Hall in Fifth & Broadway on Wednesday (6/15), the rooftop party quickly followed a jam-packed CMA Fest. Doubling up with back-to-back performances as well as hosting duties – for the CMA Fest Nighttime Concert, presented by Warner Music Nashville, at Ascend Amphitheater (6/11) – he also participated in two For Love & Country panels.
As one of the most formidable rising stars, Carter will fulfill a lifelong dream as he makes his Grand Ole Opry debut next Saturday (6/25). CMT calls the multi-hitmaker “a cut above the rest” with “unmatched talents.” Fans can purchase tickets to catch his “signature country-soul swagger” (according to E! News) during this milestone night HERE.