Laine Hardy Returns Home to the Bayou In ‘Ground I Grew Up On’ Music Video

Laine Hardy surprised fans with the release of his “Ground I Grew Up On” music video on Friday (April 10)….


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April 10, 2020


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Laine Hardy surprised fans with the release of his “Ground I Grew Up On” music video on Friday (April 10).

The video’s debut coincided with the release of the track as well as the release of his new song  “Let There Be Country.”

In Dustin Haney-directed clip, Hardy returns to his native Louisiana where he is seen enjoying everything the bayou has to offer.

“What I love most about this music video is, it is spot on what I love to do and how I grew up, hanging with all my buddies on the river and just having a good time!” the American Idol winner shared.  “I hope that it helps people in Louisiana and the whole country in this crazy time we’re all going through together.  Hope it reminds people of the fun we will be having again soon.”

“Ground I Grew Up On” was co-written by heavy-hitters Brandon Kinney, Josh Thompson and Brett Beavers.

To celebrate the release of his new music, Hardy will embark on the Ground I Grew Up On Virtual Tour, which will make 15 stops through the end of May, including a stop on Country Now‘s Facebook page on May 4. During the virtual tour stops, Hardy will perform new music and chat with fans.

Click above to watch Laine Hardy’s brand new video.

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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.