Laine Hardy Gets Animated In ‘Let There Be Country’ Lyric Video

Laine Hardy’s new “Let There Be Country” lyric video celebrates the rising star’s country lifestyle. The Louisana native got animated…


Lauren Jo Black

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May 27, 2020


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Laine Hardy; Photo by Robby Klein

Laine Hardy’s new “Let There Be Country” lyric video celebrates the rising star’s country lifestyle.

The Louisana native got animated for the unique clip, which features a cartoon version of Hardy cruising along the bayou in a boat with his dog. After enjoying a day on the water, the animated version of the 2019 American Idol champ loads his boat onto a trailer, hops in his truck and heads home with his pup by his side.

Click below to check out the “Let There Be Country” lyric video.

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Laine Hardy recently released a pair of new songs to fans: “Let There Be Country” and  “Ground I Grew Up On.”

The new songs were written by Brandon Kinney, Josh Thompson and Brett Beavers (“Ground I Grew Up On” ) and Jason Afable, Steve Moakler and Tim Nichols (“Let There Be Country”) and offer a tip of the hat to Hardy’s Louisiana upbringing.

“These two songs just describe who I am and how I grew up,” Hardy recently explained to Country Now.

“Where I’m from is just burnt into who I am,” he went on to say. “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.”

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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.