WATCH: HARDY and Lainey Wilson Release Powerful Duet About Domestic Violence, “Wait In the Truck”

HARDY and Lainey Wilson have teamed up on a  powerful new song, “Wait in the Truck.”

The ballad written by HARDY, Hunter Phelps, Jordan Schmidt, and Renee Blair tells the story of a man rescuing a stranger from her abuser.

“’wait in the truck,’ my next single, is one of my favorite songs I’ve ever written – probably the best song I’ve ever written to be honest,” HARDY shared. “It hit me so hard the first time I heard the demo back, and no other song had done that before. Very excited for the world to hear the song, excited for the song to give people a platform to maybe speak out about stuff that might be going on in their own homes. Thank you to Lainey Wilson for doing this song with me – she crushed it, she crushed the music video, I just can’t wait for the world to see this and I can’t wait to play it live.”

Wilson told The Tennessean, “This one is going to start a conversation that a lot of people don’t want to have, but it is our job as artists to sing about things that people are [sometimes] scared to talk about. Domestic abuse is a fragile subject, but I hope this song brings light to a situation that is more common than we’d like to admit. For the abusers, I hope this song haunts them. For the victims, I hope they know they’re not alone.”

The accompanying music video brings to life the song’s story about a man who avenges a woman he doesn’t know.