Just hearing stories about a simple life in a small town in a small house somewhere can cause great joy especially for those who experienced it firsthand. That’s what Laine Hardy wanted to impart to us; his joyous childhood, simple yet happy life when he lived in Livingston, Louisiana, a tiny town where people like himself were raised before getting into the real world.
Joys of Simple Beginnings
‘Tiny Town’ is a song written by Michael Tyler Spragg and produced by Michael Knox which hopes to emphasize and highlight the uniqueness of small communities. It talks about the things it has, the kinds of people who live in them, their simple lives, and how everyone, including those who haven’t experienced the joy first hand, can grow to love the lifestyle.
Laine Hardy took a special liking to these types of songs as he shared in his recent interviews. His hometown has been etched into his personality and without it, he couldn’t’ve possibly turned out the way he is in the present. He also said that the memories of his hometown would always be considered as a permanent thing. The moments he once treasured will always be there in his memories and these would make him happy just by thinking about it.
Hardy’s inspiration for singing ‘Tiny Town’ will always be his hometown Louisiana, and his influence is just something he adds on to the music to further refine his craft.
A Window to the Past
But he’s not the only one who made music for his beloved hometown. In fact, he gathered up these songs to get him in the mood, and to probably feel nostalgic about Louisiana.
Hardy made a Spotify playlist that symbolizes the little parts of his hometown which played a big role in his life. Through these songs, he expressed that he feels like he shifts down a gear from his life as an artist into a country boy once again .
Laine Hardy’s Spotify Playlist:
“Tiny Town” – Laine Hardy
Stuck On You – Lionel Richie
Better Than Me – Riley Green
Tattoos On This Town – Jason Aldean
Down On The Farm – Tim McGraw
Starting Over – Chris Stapleton
People Are Crazy – Billy Currington
Dirt On My Boots – John Pardi
The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia – Reba
Small Town – John Mellencamp
Detours – Jordan Davis
Easy – Lionel Richie with Willie Nelson
Back Where I Come From – Kenny Chesney
Both Sides of the Mississippi- Cole Swindell
Watermelon Crawl – Tracy Byrd
Born Country – Alabama
Momma’s House – Dustin Lynch
How Do You Like Me Now – Toby Keith
Mayberry – Rascal Flatts
Famous In A Small Town – Miranda Lambert
Jambalaya (On The Bayou) – Hank Williams
The Bones – Maren Morris
Drive (For Daddy Gene) – Alan Jackson
Red Dirt Road – Brooks & Dunn
Huntin’, Fishin’And Lovin’ Every Day – Luke Bryan
Mud on the Tires – Brad Paisley
In Color – Jamey Johnson
More Than My Hometown – Morgan Wallen
She’s In Love With The Boy – Trisha Yearwood
It’s A Great Day To Be Alive – Darrell Scott
Strawberry Wine – Deana Carter
Me and My Kind- Cody Johnson
Even though we are far from our hometown’s music, Laine Hardy’s ‘Tiny Town’ acts as a bridge bringing us to the simple life we all lived at once. Artists like Laine Hardy is no exception to that as everyone needs a break from the real world, free from all the stress and problems. Music is a bridge towards long distances, yes, but it’s also a window back to the past when everything in life was simple and free.