Laci Kaye Booth Reveals The Advice She Got From ‘Idol’…


Laci Kaye Booth hasn’t been on “American Idol” in almost two years, but she’s still applying what she learned on the show as she pursues a career as a country singer.

Laci Kaye Booth was a participant on American Idol’s 17th season in 2019. She finished in the Top 5, and she’s been working hard on her country music career since then.

Laci published her debut collection of songs in August 2021, after moving to Nashville and obtaining a record deal. Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie gave her guidance on Idol, and she hasn’t forgotten it!

“After a gig, Katy Perry looked at me and said, ‘Keep working hard, keep doing what you’re doing and working really hard, and ultimately, you’ll be able to put out what you want and do what you want,’” says the singer. Laci revealed EXCLUSIVELY to HollywoodLife.

“I felt that was some very good advise. It struck a chord with me. Luke, Lionel, and Katy all helped me to be more self-assured in my vocals and stage appearance. That was incredibly nice to hear from those people that I’d looked up to my whole life. “Dang, maybe I do need to have more confidence!” I thought.

Laci thanks Idol with getting her to where she needed to be now that she’s performing on her own. “Idol was like a bootcamp for what I’m doing now,” she says. She said, “I had no idea!”

“I was a college student before the show, simply doing weekend gigs in the corner of a restaurant where no one was paying attention to me. So going from that to Idol, where EVERYONE was looking at me, was just what I needed. I believe I would still be terrified if I hadn’t gone through it. I appreciate the push. It was exactly what I needed.”

Laci’s journey was not simple, despite the fact that she was learning from the greatest of the best. Laci was able to temporarily relocate to Nashville and begin working with the support of a management team and Idol label.

“At the time, I couldn’t afford to live in Nashville, so I was thinking, ‘What am I going to do if these three months are up and I don’t have a deal?’” she recounted. “I felt a little frightened. I prayed, talked with people, and made connections, and happily, I was offered a record deal and didn’t have to return home.”

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Laci Kaye Booth in a promotional shoot. (Robby Klein)

Laci took advantage of the lull after the coronavirus epidemic struck shortly after she signed her deal, composing more songs than she had planned. She explained, “I started writing every single day.” “During the pandemic, I suppose I composed around 400 songs. That was a life-changing experience for me. I had no idea how much I enjoyed songwriting or how beneficial it was to my career as an artist.”

Laci’s upcoming radio song, “Shuffle,” was chosen from her debut album to help her get new followers in the country music business. Regarding the decision to release “Shuffle” as the first single, Laci noted, “I just kind of looked at my favorite female artists — all the fantastic girls that I adore — and they all started out with a country song.” “They sounded extremely country and were kind of recognizable in a way that country fans would enjoy. So I knew I didn’t want to start too far to the left or right. “Shuffle” was the ideal song for the job.”

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