Rising country star Laine Hardy will be taking part in the 2022 Rose Parade.
The Season 17 American Idol champ will perform at the 2022 Mid-Parade Performance, presented by the Louisiana Office of Tourism.
The performance will highlight everything Hardy’s home state of Louisiana is known for, including a variety of musical flavors as he’s set to perform alongside the Hot 8 Brass Band, a New Orleans-based group that blends hip-hop, jazz and funk styles with traditional New Orleans brass sounds.
The float will showcase Louisiana beyond the French Quarter and Fat Tuesday, as it features iconic wrought-iron balconies, lamp posts and moss-draped cypress swamps that make Louisiana beautiful, as well as the music and zest for life of the people of the Bayou State.
The Rose Parade, also known at the Tournament of Roses Parade, is an iconic New Year’s Day tradition that draws in millions of viewers around the world.
Taking place in Pasadena, California, the annual event marks the start of the Rose Bowl Game.
Fans hoping to watch the parade in-person can watch as it makes its way down Colorado Blvd. with floats, bands and equestrians on Saturday, January 1, 2022.
The news comes after Laine Hardy’s debut album, Here’s To Anyone, was revealed as the winner of Favorite Debut Album at the Country Now Awards.
Released in September, Here’s To Anyone features 11 tracks, including two co-written by Hardy.
Among the track list is his latest single, “Memorize You,” as well as previous releases such as “Tiny Town,” “The Other LA,” and “Let There Be Country.”