Laine Hardy just returned from his inaugural trip overseas to entertain U.S. Servicemembers. The trip culminated in a full band performance of some of Laine’s latest hits including “Ground I Grew Up On” and “Tiny Town” at Al Dhafra Air Base in Abu Dhabi in the Persian Gulf. The grandson of an Army veteran, Laine, who also took part in the 2020 virtual NYC Veterans Day Commemoration, was deeply impacted by the trip.
“My band and I greatly appreciate the sacrifice that each of the servicemembers make for our country,” says Laine. “We are thankful for everything we were able to honorably experience while here. This will be a moment in my life I will never forget.”
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, Minneapolis, Lexington and more. Laine’s 2020 “Ground I Grew Up On” virtual tour, made over 15 online stops to date, with views at 2 Million and counting, with plans to continue into 2021.