Country Now To Host Countdown To ‘American Idol’ Featuring Laine Hardy, Laci Kaye Booth & More

Country Now will countdown to the season premiere of American Idol with an exclusive Facebook livestream event on Sunday, February…


Lauren Jo Black

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February 4, 2021


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Laine Hardy, Laci Kaye Booth, Kat & Alex, Lauren Mascitti, Louis Knight, Grace Leer

Country Now will countdown to the season premiere of American Idol with an exclusive Facebook livestream event on Sunday, February 14. 

The livestream will feature acoustic performances from past Idol contestants Laine Hardy, Laci Kay Booth, Kat & Alex, Lauren Mascitti, Louis Knight and Grace Leer. 

Fans can tune in to enjoy these exclusive live performances on Sunday, February 14 at 3 pm EST / 2 pm CST on the Country Now Facebook page, just hours before the season premiere of American Idol. Click HERE to RSVP to the livestream event. 

The upcoming season of American Idol will feature returning judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, in-house mentor Bobby Bones and longtime host Ryan Seacrest as they search for the next singing sensation.

American Idol will return to ABC on Sunday, February 14, 2021 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST). 

Country Now's Countdown To American Idol
Country Now’s Countdown To American Idol


Special guests Bobby Bones and Luke Byan will make a special appearance during the Countdown to American Idol livestream! 

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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.