Laine Hardy Celebrates Small-Town Life In ‘Tiny Town’

Laine Hardy is celebrating his small-town roots in the just-released song “Tiny Town.” “Tiny Town,” which was written by Michael…


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July 10, 2020


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Laine Hardy is celebrating his small-town roots in the just-released song “Tiny Town.”

Tiny Town,” which was written by Michael Tyler Spragg and produced by Michael Knox, highlights everything there is to love about small towns and the people who live in them.

Though the former American Idol champ didn’t have a hand in writing the song, it serves as a nod to his upbringing in Livingston, Louisiana, which boasts a population of just 2,000.

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“Where I’m from is just burnt into who I am,” the singer previously shared with Country Now. “It’s a permanent thing. It’s always gonna be there. And it’s what makes me happy. It’s where I get my inspiration. So all my influences come from Louisiana, and that’s what I put into my music.”

The new music comes just after Hardy’s COVID-19 diagnosis. The 19-year-old is thankful to be feeling better after recovering from a mild case of the illness.

“What a crazy summer.  I am lucky to be feeling better and want everyone to stay safe and healthy out there.  It is more important now than ever for younger people to step up,” he shared in a statement.  “Thanks for all the well wishes from my own hometown community and beyond.  I’m grateful to still be able to get music out over the summer and hope you guys enjoy ‘Tiny Town.’”

“Tiny Town” follows the release of Hardy’s latest single, “Ground I Grew Up On” and the fan-favorite track “Let There Be Country.”

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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.