Hardy and Lainey Wilson joined forces on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to deliver a powerful duet titled "Wait in the Truck." Though the performance may seem simple, the lyrics pack an emotional punch. The stage is set with Hardy positioned on the right side, bathed in blue light, while Wilson patiently waits on the opposite side, as depicted in the accompanying video. The mood intensifies as the lights turn red and Wilson takes her turn to sing, sharing her side of the story. As the song progresses, the two artists move closer to each other, and the surrounding lights blend into a passionate shade of purple.
This is not the first time Hardy and Wilson have performed the song together. They previously delivered a fiery performance at the CMA Awards in November, and they have also showcased the track during their tour. "Wait in the Truck" is a murder ballad co-written by Hardy, Hunter Phelps, Jordan Schmidt, and Renee Blair. The song originated from a conversation between Hardy and Phelps about how they would respond if their loved ones were ever under attack. It draws inspiration from the classic song "Ol' Red," which has been covered by various artists, including George Jones and Blake Shelton.
As the music video further depicts the haunting theme of domestic abuse, Hardy and Wilson bring the characters from the song to life. Hardy recently released his new album The Mockingbird & The Crow on January 20, with "Wait in the Truck" featured as the third track. Meanwhile, Wilson dropped her album Bell Bottom Country in 2022 and is currently embarking on her Country With a Flare Tour, scheduled to conclude on March 31.
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