“One Beer” is a modern country song written by Michael Hardy, Hillary Lindsey, and Jake Mitchell. The track features guest vocals from Lauren Alaina and Devin Dawson and was released in 2020 as part of Hardy’s debut album “A Rock”. The song tells the story of a night out with friends that takes an unexpected turn.
The song begins with a catchy guitar riff and Hardy’s smooth vocals singing about meeting up with his buddies for a night of drinking. He sings, “One beer turns into a lit cigarette / Burnin’ into a two-beer buzz / Three beers turns into five and six / Then a love drunk kiss in the back of the truck.” This first verse sets the stage for the rest of the song, which explores the consequences of their wild night.
As the song progresses, Hardy reflects on the events of the night and the impact they had on his life. He realizes that his actions have caused him to lose the love of his life, and he’s left alone to deal with the fallout. He sings, “Yeah, one lead to another / Another led to a few more / Several, and a few too many / But ain’t nobody keepin’ score.”
The chorus of the song features Alaina and Dawson adding their voices to create a powerful harmony. They sing, “One beer turns into one too many / Mmm-mmm, three beers turns into whiskey / And whiskey turns into cryin’ / ’bout the one that got away, and how / One more is one too many.”
Overall, “One Beer” is a cautionary tale about the dangers of excessive drinking and the impact it can have on our lives. It’s a reminder that sometimes our actions can have unforeseen consequences, and we need to be mindful of the decisions we make. The song’s upbeat melody and powerful lyrics make it a standout in the country music genre, showcasing Hardy’s talent as both a songwriter and performer, as well as the incredible vocals of Alaina and Dawson.