Laine Hardy is celebrating his small-town roots in the just-released song “Tiny Town.”
“Tiny Town,” which was written by Michael Tyler Spragg and produced by Michael Knox, highlights everything there is to love about small towns and the people who live in them.
Though the former American Idol champ didn’t have a hand in writing the song, it serves as a nod to his upbringing in Livingston, Louisiana, which boasts a population of just 2,000.
“Where I’m from is just burnt into who I am,” the singer previously shared with Country Now. “It’s a permanent thing. It’s always gonna be there. And it’s what makes me happy. It’s where I get my inspiration. So all my influences come from Louisiana, and that’s what I put into my music.”
The new music comes just after Hardy’s COVID-19 diagnosis. The 19-year-old is thankful to be feeling better after recovering from a mild case of the illness.
“What a crazy summer. I am lucky to be feeling better and want everyone to stay safe and healthy out there. It is more important now than ever for younger people to step up,” he shared in a statement. “Thanks for all the well wishes from my own hometown community and beyond. I’m grateful to still be able to get music out over the summer and hope you guys enjoy ‘Tiny Town.’”
“Tiny Town” follows the release of Hardy’s latest single, “Ground I Grew Up On” and the fan-favorite track “Let There Be Country.”
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