Our ‘I Love New York’ Series features artists in the country music community taking over our Instagram Story each week to give us the Top 5 Things they love most about New York City.
This week, singer-songwriter HARDY took over to give his Top 5 Picks in the personalized videos here on Instagram Highlights plus a rundown below. HARDY just released his highly-anticipated debut album A ROCK. Check out our full First Impression Review of the project here.
#5 – HARDY was in New York when he was inspired to write “BOOTS”
HARDY kicks off his Top 5 Picks with a big shoutout to his song, “BOOTS”. “I was in New York when I was inspired to write the song “BOOTS” which is one of my favorite songs I’ve ever written. I made my girlfriend really mad and she let me sleep in my boots that night and I was in New York City, so that is number five,” he adds.
#4 – New York Country Music Fans
Next up, HARDY includes New York Country Fans as his #4 pick. “There are very eager country music fans in New York, so every single time I play New York City I never have a bad show. People are so excited to see us and they show up and they know every word.”
#3 – Shopping!
“This might sound crazy, but the shopping in New York is legit,” HARDY confesses in his number 3 pick. “You can find tennis shoes and cowboy boots and stuff in the city that is really hard to find anywhere else and you definitely can not find online.”
#2 – The Diversity
Including the diversity in his # 2 spot, HARDY adds “The energy in the city is really intense, — I love going and visiting because you get to see all of this diversity, all of the entire world, all of this energy in one city, in one neighborhood.”
#1 – FOOD.
HARDY’s #1 Pick for his Top 5 Things he loves about NYC in our ‘I Love New York’ Series is: FOOD. HARDY says “I love food. I love Asian food, Mexican food, all kinds of food and you can get any kind of food you could ever imagine in New York City, all within walking distance.
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