Laine Hardy’s debut album will drop before summer ends. Here’s to Anyone features 11 songs, two written by the former American Idol winner.

“One of Those” and “The Other LA” are the two songs Hardy co-wrote on Here’s to Anyone, due Sept. 17 on Buena Vista Records. Veteran Nashville hitmakers David Lee Murphy, Jordan Reynolds, Josh Thompson, Busbee, Steve Moakler and more helped write the remaining songs. A full tracklist for Here’s to Anyone is below.

Producer Michael Knox has worked closely with Hardy since the young star won American Idol in 2019, and together they set arrangements to the 11 songs that represent Hardy’s influences while speaking to his potential. Six of the 11 are available on streaming platforms already, including “Authentic,” released last week.

While visiting the Taste of Country studio in July, Hardy performed "Memorize You," his newest single:

Look for Hardy on the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour this year. He's also set to make his Grand Ole Opry debut on Aug. 28.

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Laine Hardy's Here's to Anyone Tracklist:

1. "Authentic" (Jessi Alexander, Matt Jenkins, David Lee Murphy)
2. "For a Girl" (Wendell Mobley, Neil Thrasher, Tony Martin, Johnny Dailey)
3. "Here’s to Anyone" (Jacob Rice, John King, Derrick Southerland)
4. "Memorize You" (Michael Tyler, Eric Arjes, Steven Dale Jones)
5. "One of Those" (Laine Hardy, Jordan Reynolds, Laura Veltz)
6. "Comin’ Down" (Justin Weaver, Josh Miller, Josh Mirenda)
7. "Ground I Grew Up On" (Josh Thompson, Brett Beavers, Brandon Kinney)
8. "California Won’t" (Mike Busbee, Andrew Dorff, Jon Nite)
9. "Tiny Town" (Tyler)
10. "The Other LA" (Hardy, Erik Dylan, Andy Sheridan, Dan Isbell)
11. "Let There Be Country" (Jason Afable, Steve Moakler, Tim Nicholas)

Best Country Albums of 2021 - Critic's Pick

There have been many creative country albums in 2021, but not all have hit the mark. Artists are more than ever toying with distribution methods and packaging as much as they are new sounds, so you get double and triple albums, Part 1 and Part 2, and digital EPs in lieu of a traditional 10 or 11-song release.

The bar for an EP on this list of the best country albums of 2021 is higher than an LP, but one project did crack the Top 10. Too much music proved to dampen other artist's efforts, although Alan Jackson's first album in years was filled with country music we couldn't turn away from. Where Have You Gone has 21 songs, but somehow no filler.

More than ever, this relied on staff opinion and artistic merit to allow for some parity among major label artists and independents. The 10 albums listed below are not ranked, although the year-end list published in the fall will crown a true best album of 2021.

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