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Laine Hardy says his online concert on Monday night to benefit the Red Cross raised 'an amazing amount of money.'

Louisiana country artist Laine Hardy will perform another free live stream concert Thursday night to benefit American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

"An awesome donor from the Memphis area has agreed to match all donations we get and I know y'all will show up," Hardy posted on Facebook.

There were some technical difficulties with Monday night's Red Cross concert, Hardy said, but "an amazing amount of money" still was raised.

The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. For info on how to watch, go to https://lainehardy.bubbleup.live/events/redcross-sep28

The 2019 "American Idol" winner from Livingston felt the need to give back after the devastating damage wrought by Hurricane Laura in southwestern Louisiana and Hurricane Sally along the Gulf Coast, according to an earlier news release. 

"The show will encourage fans to help people affected by disasters like storms, wildfires and countless other crises by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief at redcross.org/lainehardy," the release also said. "The gifts enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small." 

Hardy's acoustic show will include “Tiny Town,” “Ground I Grew Up On” and “Let There Be Country.” But what about "Please Come Home for Christmas"? The 20-year-old singer released his version of the holiday classic last month, so maybe he'll surprise viewers with that one, too.

Email Judy Bergeron at jbergeron@theadvocate.com.