Country Now Pop Quiz: Laine Hardy

Think you know everything there is no know about Laine Hardy? Think again! The Season 17 American Idol champ recently…


Lauren Jo Black

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August 6, 2020

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Laine Hardy; Photo by Robby Klein

Think you know everything there is no know about Laine Hardy? Think again!

The Season 17 American Idol champ recently took the Country Now Pop Quiz and revealed some fun facts about himself, including his most prized possession, what food he would like to eat every day, his nickname and more. The Louisiana native also dished on his love for the Netflix show Outer Banks and revealed his dream superpower.

Check out his Pop Quiz above!

After turning heads with the release of tracks such as “Ground I Grew Up On,” “Let There Be Country” and “Tiny Town,” Hardy is taking his talents to the small screen this weekend when he performs the virtual National Anthem prior to the running of the NASCAR Cup Series Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, August 9. The race will start at 4:30 pm and will be televised nationally on NBCSN.

“I can’t believe I’m getting to sing the National anthem before a NASCAR race,” Hardy shared in a statement.  “Although I can’t be there in person during this time, I’m definitely looking forward to future races and watching the Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway.  It’s going to be a great race!”

Fans can keep up with Laine Hardy on Instagram.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.