Laine Hardy Tributes His Louisiana Roots In New Song, ‘Other LA’

Laine Hardy is putting his love for his home state of Louisiana on full display in his new song, “Other…


Lauren Jo Black

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October 13, 2020

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Laine Hardy; Photo by Robby Klein

Laine Hardy is putting his love for his home state of Louisiana on full display in his new song, “Other LA.”

The groovy country tune was inspired by Hardy’s time on American Idol when began feeling homesick while in Los Angeles.

“When all the hustle & bustle of the show was going on, I just missed some of the comforts from home,” Hardy explains. “I love LA and being out there, but sometimes I miss my Other LA. Can’t keep a country guy locked in the city for too long.”

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The American Idol champ co-wrote “Other LA” with Andy Sheridan, Erik Dylan, and Dan Isbell. It was produced by Michael Knox.

The song follows the release of Laine Hardy’s first official country radio single, “Tiny Town.” The song highlights everything there is to love about small towns and the people who live in them. The song was written by Michael Tyler Spragg and was also produced by Michael Knox.

Click above to listen to “Other LA.”

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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.