Laine Hardy

American singer Laine Hardy is the winner of the 17th season of the singing reality show, American Idol. He first auditioned for the 16th season of the show.

Bio & Family

Laine Hardy was born on September 12, 2000, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. He is one of the three children of Barry Hardy and Cindy Lou Hardy. His father works for a construction company in Livingston, Louisiana and his mother is a real estate agent for Property First Realty Group in Prairieville, Louisiana.


Laine Hardy is the youngest of three children (Laine’s Facebook)

Hardy has two older siblings; a brother named Kyle Hardy and a sister named Brittany Hardy Banta. He attended French Settlement High School, from where he graduated in 2018.

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Career & Net Worth

Laine first auditioned for the 16th season of American Idol in March 2018. However, he did not go far and eliminated after being in the top 50 list. In the same year, he released a three-song EP, In the Bayou.

In the 17th season of the show, Hardy accompanied his friend Ashton Gill to play guitar at her audition. After the encouragement by judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie, he decided to audition again. He won the competition, where Alejandro Aranda became runner up and Madison VanDenburg became the second runner up. After winning the show, his coronation song “Flame” was released on May 19, 2019. He made a 13-date tour across the US from November 14 through December 7, 2019.  In April 2020, he released two new songs, “Ground I Grew Up On” and “Let There Be Country.”


Laine Hardy won the 17th season of the ABC singing reality show, American Idol (People)

The singer’s net worth is likely to increase after winning the reality show. He got a six-figure record contract and earned much from his songs and tours. However, the exact amount of net worth is yet to be revealed.

Personal Life

The 19-year-old is currently dating a girl named Gracie Lee. The duo reportedly began their relationship in mid-2019. The dup often shares pictures together on their respective Instagram. On such instance is Gracie shared a picture with Laine wishing her sweetheart on the occasion of Valentines’ Day 2020.


Laine Hardy is with his girlfriend Gracie Lee in November 2019 (Laine’s Instagram)

Before Gracie, he was linked to a girl named Sydney Becnel. 

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Height & Body Statistics

Laine stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.72 meters) approximately. He has black hair and his eye color is dark brown.

Bio & Family
Name Laine Hardy
Birth Name Laine Hardy
DOB September 12, 2000
Place of Birth Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Father’s Name Barry Hardy
Mother’s Name Cindy Lou Hardy
Siblings Two
Brother/s Kyle Hardy
Sister/s Brittany Hardy Banta
Nationality American
Ethnicity Asian-American
Religion Christianity
Birth Sign Virgo
High School French Settlement High School
College/University NA
Career & Net Worth
Profession Singer
Career 2018-present
Known For American Idol
Net Worth NA
Salary NA
Notable Credits Won the 17th season of the ABC singing reality show, American Idol
Personal Life
Gay/Lesbian No
Relationship Status Dating
Husband/Wife Not Yet
Boyfriend/Girlfriend Gracie Lee (2019-present) Sydney Becnel
Engaged Not Yet
Wedding Date NA
Children Not Yet
Son/s Not Yet
Daughter/s Not Yet
Divorce Not Yet
Body Statistics
Height 5 feet 8 inches (1.72 meters)
Weight NA
Measurements NA
Shoe Size NA
Dress Size NA
Hair Color NA
Eye Color NA
  • Laine is the first Asian-American to win the singing competition.
  • Earlier, he used to perform with brother and cousins in the name of Band Hardy in local bars and restaurants.
  • Besides singing, he loves fishing, hunting, and his truck.
  • His maternal grandmother is Korean, who immigrated to the United States from Seoul.
  • He started a YouTube channel in October 2017, which has now more than 114k subscribers.