C.J. Hardy has earned his strings the hard way and taken many long roads to find himself back where he started. An acoustic in one hand and microphone in the other. As a hired gun in the infamous Erase the Virus, he cut his teeth in the rock world. Touring and performing with bands like Korn, Lords of Acid, Dope, Static X, Rehab, Drowning Pool etc.. All the while coming home to his acoustic and finding peace writing songs more in tune with his life away from the sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll lifestyle. "The band was hatefull, angry and negative with no redeeming message or hope! "I found i was surrounded by enablers and users all hell bent on becoming famous to indulge their decadence, rather than make good music." So in a leap of faith he walked away with a renewed faith in himself and his abilitys to write himself a new life with new songs and a brighter future. "I'd rather fail as myself surrounded by Love, Hope, and Faith than succeed as an advocate of Hate, Violence and all that is wrong with the world!' So thats where you'll find him now honky tonks, street corners and small clubs across Texas, Oklahoma and Nashville. Sharing humble songs from a life well travelled. His first solo Album "Wine Stains" recieved amazing reviews. "When i left the group i was a guitar player and a songwriter but I had never tried being a singer. So i was learning by doing and just jumped head first into my passion to create a solo album." Now a revered songwriter and singer he is on his way to release two follow up albums! One a spotlight on the growth from his previous album and the other a complete departure into his new love of Country Music." I'm a Texas boy, I love songwriting, acoustic guitars, Texas women, campfires, BBQ, loud guns, fishing and my dog." as he laughs, "The older i get the more country i become" Look for new releases in 2013 and a rigorous touring schedule coming to a small town near you!