Laci Kaye Booth Biography
Laci Kaye Booth is a 23-year-old American Idol contestant in the shows 17th season from Texas. She is a singer and songwriter.
According to her bio on Instagram, she is also a student at Sam Houston State University.
Laci Kaye Booth Age | Laci Kaye Booth Birthday
Laci is 23 years old as of 2018. She was born on August 29, 1995.
Laci Kaye Booth Parents
Laci Kaye’s mother is known as Cilla Cockrell and her father Jody Booth. Before her audition, Laci revealed that her parents had her when they were at a young age.
“My dad was 15 and my mom was 17 when they found out they were gonna have me. They lived in a little, tiny house. My dad was singing and off being a musician. I know it was hard on them.” They ended up divorcing when she was just three years old.
The separation resulted in Laci’s dad not being around as much as he’d like as his daughter grew up and Laci explained, her dad was just not able to be there much of the time. “He would call me, and he’d say, ‘I’m sorry, baby, that I have to live this life.'”
Laci Kaye Booth American Idol Dad
Laci Kaye’s dad, Jody Booth, is a country music singer.
According to her dad’s website, he grew up in Livingston, Texas, and started playing guitar at a young age. “I try to make my music representative of myself and my love for real Country music,” his bio states.
He released a two-part album titled The Rosewood Tapes and is “working diligently on more new material and collaborating with other great artists.” Jody notes that his biggest influences as Merle Haggard, Dean Dillon, and George Jones.
In a short clip ahead of Laci Kaye’s audition for American Idol, fans learned that she and her dad had an estranged relationship for many years during her childhood, but that changed eights years ago after her dad asked her to join her on a road trip and record music with him in Arkansas. A trip that helped mend their father-daughter bond. “We really shared our music interests, that’s what started us becoming closer again,” Laci Kaye recalled. “Music really made up for that lost time and it means the world to me because I couldn’t ask for a better family or a better support system.”
“That was one of the best weeks of my life,” her father said. “We just spent a whole lot of time together.” And about his daughter’s musical career, he said he supported her decision completely. “She was born into it and so was I. It’s kinda like the circle of life.”
Laci Kaye Booth Boyfriend
Laci Kaye is in a relationship with her boyfriend, Cannon Bullock. They have been dating for over a year.
Laci Kaye Booth American Idol Mama Tried |Laci Kaye Booth Audition
During her American Idol audition, Laci Kaye revealed that she started singing when she about three years old. “I grew up on Shania Twain and the Dixie Chicks,” she revealed.
Laci Kaye blew the judges away with an amazing performance of one of Merle Haggard’s most beloved classics, 1968’s “Mama Tried.” The judges were stunned by her performance, with Perry calling her a “diamond in the rough” and Bryan raving, “You just slayed it.” Richie cautioned her to not “get psyched out by everybody else’s thing.” She made it Hollywood.
Laci Kaye Booth Top 8 Contestants
Laci made it to the top 8 contestants in season 17 of American Idol. Other contestants who also made it are:
- Laine Hardy
- Madison Vandenburg
- Alejandro Aranda
- Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon
- Walker Burroughs
- Wade Cota
- Alyssa Raghu
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Laci Kaye Booth Brett Young
During American Idol 2019 Top 20 All-Star Duets round in front of a live audience and judges Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, and Katy Perry, Laci teamed up with country music singer and songwriter, Brett Young to deliver an emotional wowing performance.
Judge Lionel Richie referred to the performance as incredible and believable and went on to say, ” I actually thought I was watching a serious love affair happening on that stage because it was delivered so well.” Katy Perry, on the other hand, said, ” From the moment you walk on stage, you sprinkle Stardust everywhere. I thought I was watching something on the Grammy’s, I was like Best New Artist.” She also went on to call Laci her favorite, saying, ” I don’t wanna play favorites but…..”
Luke was also wowed by her performance and he said, ” When you sing, it hits you right in the heart.” Telling her she has an amazing gift.