Laci Kaye Booth Readies Long-Awaited Debut Album, ‘The Loneliest Girl In The World’

“This album has been two years in the making,” Booth shares.


Lauren Jo Black

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April 26, 2024


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Laci Kaye Booth poses in a field

Since her breakthrough success on American Idol, fans have eagerly awaited the release of Laci Kaye Booth‘s debut album. Their patience will be rewarded on May 17th, as the Texas-born artist unveils The Loneliest Girl In The World.

Years in the making, the 15-track album marks her full-length debut and represents her first-ever project with Geffen Records.

“This album has been two years in the making, but has taken a whole life of heartache, loneliness, failure, and big dreaming to create. I’m so happy to finally share what is truly a piece of my heart with the world,” Booth shared. 

Laci Kaye Booth's new album The Loneliest Girl In The World
Laci Kaye Booth – The Loneliest Girl In The World

To celebrate the album announcement, Booth debuted the title track, which portrays the story of a woman who appears to lonely, as per the expectations of society, when in fact, she enjoys her independence and unconventional lifestyle. As she sits back and watches her friends get married and have babies, she finds herself comfortable with the life she’s living – one where “her left hand don’t need no diamond.” 

“She falls asleep with the TV on/ And she sips sav blanc ‘til the bottle’s gone No it ain’t all that but it ain’t half bad/ Got a dirty mouth and a mind to match yeah She coulda made it to the altar/ But she ain’t the type of bitch you can alter/ I guess that’s me/ The loneliest girl in the world,” Booth sings with her dreamy vocals. 

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Booth opened this next musical chapter with the release of “Cigarettes” last winter. That track has gone on to garner over 1.3 million streams on Spotify and played a pivotal role in this project. 

The singer/songwriter opened up about “Cigarettes” upon its release and explained that it has a deep, personal meaning to her. 

“This song tells the story of where I’ve been, who I was, and how I’ve become who I’ve become. It’s a true-life story, not a highlight reel, with ‘Cigarettes’ having multiple meanings throughout the song,” she shared at the time. “I wrote this song at one of the lowest points of my career and life, with my dear friend and producer, Ben West. It has sorrow, shame, grit, and hope written all within it and I hope the message that’s received from this is to learn from the hard sh*t, learn to let it go, and let it make you better.” 

Laci Kaye Booth; Photo Courtesy Instagram
Laci Kaye Booth; Photo Courtesy Instagram

Since then, Laci Kaye Booth has released the tracks “True Love” and “Sometimes,” offering fans a glimpse of what’s to come on the full project. 

Confirmed to perform at various festivals this summer, including CMA Fest, Booth will likely bring her new music on the road. 

The Loneliest Girl In The World Track List

1. Intro

2. Cigarettes

3. The Loneliest Girl In The World

4. Neon & Off

5. Sometimes

6. Since 1995

7. True Love

8. Nightmare

9. I Let Him Love Me

10. Bill

11. Can’t Cowboy

12. South

13. Get Out Of My Dreams

14. Damn Good In A Dive Bar

15. Hang On, Houston

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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.