Rising country star and American Idol winner Laine Hardy took the stage for his Grand Ole Opry debut on Saturday, August 28.
Joined by Idol alum Lauren Alaina as well as Michael Ray and Rodney Crowell, Hardy made his debut while sporting a unique suit designed and embroidered by Ranger Stitch to pay tribute to his Louisianan and Korean roots.
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The “Memorize You” singer is proud to be a native of Livingston, Louisiana, where the population is only 2,000. His special outfit featured some of his home state’s most notable images, including magnolias, alligators and a tiger created in the traditional Korean style.
The Buena Vista Records / Industrial Media’s 19 Recordings artist has stayed true to his roots, as many of his most popular songs share stories of the singer’s life growing up on the Bayou where he spent his time with his family, fishing and enjoying dishes like jambalaya and his grandmother’s Korean kimchi.
The official Ambassador of Louisiana performed tracks “Authentic” and “Other LA” from his upcoming debut album, Here’s To Anyone, on the Opry Stage. Fans who missed his official Opry debut can click above to re-live the exciting moment beginning at the 1:03 mark.
Laine Hardy’s long-awaited debut album is set to drop on September 17. The Michael Knox-produced project features 11 tracks, including two co-written by the Louisiana native himself.
Fans can pre-order the Here’s To Anyone by clicking HERE.