Laine Hardy Lands Mid-Parade Performance Gig At 2022 Rose Parade

Rising country star Laine Hardy will be taking part in the 2022 Rose Parade.  The Season 17 American Idol champ…

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Lauren Jo Black

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December 17, 2021

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Laine Hardy; Photo by David Bradley

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. 

LOUISIANA Float
LOUISIANA Float

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. 

Laine Hardy; Photo by Robby Klein
Laine Hardy; Photo by Robby Klein

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.”

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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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.