Laine Hardy revealed as Krewe of Centaur Grand Marshal

The 2022 Krewe of Centuar Grand Marshall is none other than American Idol Season 17 winner and Louisiana native, Laine Hardy. The announcement was made Saturday night at the Krewe of Centaur’s Grand Bal XXX.

Hardy was in Shreveport at the Ball for the big announcement!

The musician was born in Baton Rouge and grew up in Livingston, LA. After beating out countless talented competitors on Season 17 of American Idol, he was finally voted the winner of the hit show.

Hardy has performed at The Grand Ole Opry and toured the country, bringing the sounds of the South around the country. His first album Here’s to Anyone debuted this past September. He also served as the headliner of the Red River Revel Arts Festival in Shreveport this past October. He is currently serving as an ambassador for the State of Louisiana, promoting tourism throughout the state.

The Krewe of Centuar parade will roll February 19 at 3pm, starting in downtown Shreveport on Clyde Fant. You can get the full list of parades, balls, king cakes, and more by visiting our 2022 Mardi Gras Guide.

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Paul Savage, Jr.

Paul Savage, Jr. is a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana and is the owner, founder, & designer of Savage Creative Solutions. Savage Creative Solutions is a full-service, integrated marketing agency headquartered in Shreveport, LA with a growing national footprint across multiple industries. Savage is a local marketing and communication professional, entrepreneur, and accomplished author. His debut memoir, "Diary of A Testicular Cancer Survivor," has been featured on Amazon's best-seller list.

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