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May 5, 2020

New Songs “Ground I Grew Up On” and “Let There Be Country”
Out Now

Virtual Tour Views at 1.5 Million and Counting

Nashville, TN – May 5, 2020 – After winning ABC’s American Idol last season, rising country music star Laine Hardy is back with a highly-anticipated performance this Sunday, May 10 kicking off at 8:00pm ET/7:00PM CT. He is set to give his spin on “Life Is A Highway” as part of the show’s Disney Night.  The triumphant return comes on the heels of releasing two brand new songs. Music Row proclaims “(Laine) brims with sincerity on this love letter to his hometown” on “Ground I Grew Up On,”  while “feel-good anthem” (Sounds Like Nashville“Let There Be Country” dials up the fun. Both tracks, a definitive nod to Laine’s deep Louisiana roots, are now available on all streaming platforms via Hollywood Records/Industrial Media’s 19 Recordings. Fans can catch the day-in-the-life official music video for “Ground I Grew Up On,” filmed earlier this year on the picturesque bayou in his home state, at

Laine continues on his virtual tour performing new music and chatting with fans, with views at 1.5 million and counting. Online stops are set to continue through the end of May. Find a complete listing of Laine Hardy concert dates including shows with Toby Keith and virtual tour stop details, at

Laine Hardy’s “Ground I Grew Up On Virtual Tour”

May 6 The Tennessean
May 11 Sounds Like Nashville
May 13 Sweety High
May 18 One Country
May 20 Hollywire

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About Laine Hardy:
A native of Livingston, Louisiana (pop. 2,000) Laine Hardy was six when he picked up his first guitar and later joined his brother playing in local clubs and bars for upwards of six hours a night, inspired by artists ranging from Morgan Wallen to Luke Combs and Elvis Presley to Mark Broussard. After winning American Idol in 2019, Laine focused on songwriting and touring, headlining shows in Denver, Indianapolis, Sacramento, Lexington, Minneapolis and more.  While Louisiana is home, Nashville is where he is destined to be. There he met producer Michael Knox (Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, Eric Church) and the pair went to work on several new sides releasing in 2020.  “Ground I Grew Up On” (Brandon Kinney, Josh Thompson, Brett Beavers) and “Let There Be Country” (Jason Afable, Steve Moakler, Tim Nichols) — released April 10 on Hollywood Records/Industrial Media’s 19 Recordings — tell the stories of Laine’s childhood on the bayou where on an average day you’ll find him fishing, riding his four wheeler, spending time with his family, dogs, and feasting on jambalaya or his Korean grandmother’s homemade kimchi. For more information about Laine Hardy, visit and join his journey @TheLaineHardy.
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About Industrial Media’s 19 Entertainment
Industrial Media is an independent production group launched with the acquisition of The Intellectual Property Company (IPC) by the reorganized companies of CORE Media Group. Through its work with well-established industry leaders, including ownership interests in Sharp Entertainment, IPC, and B17 Entertainment, and partnerships with Fairhaven Films, Momentum Content, and Radicle Act, the Company creates and produces multi-platform programming of various genres for audiences worldwide. Industrial Media companies currently produce over 50 series across 35 networks annually. Key programs include the global hit “American Idol” co-produced by 19 Entertainment for ABC and “So You Think You Can Dance” co-produced by 19 Entertainment for Fox, Sharp Entertainment’s “90 Day Fiancé” franchise for TLC and The Intellectual Property Corporation’s Emmy®-winning hit documentary series “Leah Remini: Scientology & the Aftermath” for A&E. Additionally, Industrial Media’s 19 Recordings has launched the music careers of platinum artists including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Phillip Phillips, Lauren Alaina; and more recently, “American Idol” winners Maddie Poppe and Laine Hardy along with prior contestants such as scarypoolparty and Laci Kaye Booth. Industrial Media is backed by the private equity firm Crestview Partners, BlackRock Asset Management, and the United Talent Agency. For more details, visit