LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) – On Wednesday, American Idol winner Laine Hardy made an announcement about his musical career.

The Livingston Parish native is taking his “career in a new direction,” according to an Instagram post by Hardy.

Hardy is leaving the Disney Music Group record label.

This comes after Hardy was accused of bugging his former girlfriend’s dorm room earlier this year.

Hardy was arrested on Friday, April 29 and charged with Interception and Disclosure of Wire, Electronic, or Oral Communication.

At the conclusion of Hardy’s Instagram post, the American Idol winner declared, “stay tuned for what’s coming next.”