Hailing from bayou town of Livingston, LA, Laine Hardy spent much of his time on the nearby Blind River where he found inspiration from its peaceful calm. At 8 years old, Laine began taking guitar lessons, but quickly made his own sounds. He would take his guitar out into the woods and sing where no one could hear him. Soon he and his brother formed The Band Hardy and played local bars and restaurants. A YouTube performance made its way to the producers of American Idol and he soon auditioned for season 16...but, despite Luke Bryan’s prediction “If you ain’t careful, you might win American Idol”, it wasn’t his time. The next year, he joined his cousin for her audition and the judges convinced him to also join the competition. On May 19, 2019, Laine Hardy was crowned winner of American Idol season 17 at 18 years old. Since the show, Laine -now 19 -has spent much of his time writing songs and preparing his debut project
ABOUT LAINE HARDY:A native of Livingston, Louisiana (pop. 2,000) Laine Hardywas six when he picked up his firstguitar and later joined his brother playing in local clubs and bars for upwards of six hours a night, inspired by artists ranging from Morgan Wallen to Luke Combs and Elvis Presley to Mark Broussard. After winning American Idol in 2019, Lainefocused onsongwriting and touring, headlining shows in Denver, Indianapolis, Sacramento, Minneapolis, Lexington, Minneapolis and more. His “Ground I Grew Up On” virtual tour will hit over 15 online stops in April and May. He will be back out on the road in 2020, including shows with Toby Keith.While Louisiana is home, Nashville is where he is destined to be. There he met producer Michael Knox (Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, Eric Church)and the pairwent to work on several new sides releasing in 2020.“Ground I GrewUp On” (Brandon Kinney, Josh Thompson, Brett Beavers) and “Let There Be Country” (Jason Afable, Steve Moakler, Tim Nichols) —released April 10 on Hollywood Records/ Industrial Media’s 19 Recordings—tell the stories of Laine’s childhood on the bayou where on an average day you’ll find him fishing, riding his four wheeler, spending time with his family, dogs, and feasting on jambalaya or his Korean grandmother’s homemade kimchi.
“Geaux Forward” Venue Fund: $2.00 from every ticket purchased on this show will go to the “Geaux Forward” Venue Fund. The “Geaux Forward” Venue Fund was created by Laine to help venue staff who work behind the scenes that may have been financially impacted by COVID-19.
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