Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina Dominate This Week’s Hottest News
Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina dominate the week's hottest headlines. The one-time 'American Idol' contestants have six of the Top 10 most read Taste of Country stories this week, including news about their albums, debut videos and ... what color are Alaina's eyes, anyway? The teenage power-not-couple weren't able to take the top spot, however. Other artists that squeezed onto the list include reigning power couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, and Lady Antebellum pranking Jason Aldean. Catch up on all the important news you may have missed this week.
The mother/son dance at a wedding usually comes after the father/daughter dance, but both require the perfect song. There are surprisingly few tunes sung from a woman's perspective on the topic, but hits by Garth Brooks, Rascal Flatts and Randy Travis fill in nicely. None of these men take the top spot, however. That honor goes to a forgotten 1980s hitmaker.
Sorry, ladies. Scotty McCreery says he's looking to date a girl from his hometown of Garner, N.C. when he begins looking for a girlfriend. The good news is the singer says that's a long ways away as he's focused on his career right now. So maybe he'll change his mind soon.
In their most intricate "Lady Haze" yet, Lady Antebellum torture Jason Aldean's 'Dirt Road Anthem.' Watch the hilarious music video that accompanies the song. Colt Ford even makes a cameo as all three show they won't soon be crossing into the world of hip-hop.
Martina McBride, Blake Shelton and Chris Young were just a few country artists to send heartfelt condolences to the Navy Seals killed in a helicopter attack last weekend. Later we learned only 22 Americans died, along with several Afghanistan soldiers.
Speculation as to what that announcement could be ran wild in the moments leading up to Thursday night at 7PM ET. Some Taste of Country readers were sure the friends would announce they were dating, or even engaged. A few even speculated Alaina was pregnant. The answer ended up being obvious. Combined, stories about McCreery and Alaina's new albums would have easily taken the top spot on the week's top stories list.
The 'American Idol' tourmates have been inseparable since last season's early episodes, so it was only appropriate that they each announced their new albums in tandem. Actually, they just did it at the same time, in emails to their separate mailing lists.
McCreery and Alaina hold five of the top six slots in this week's list of top stories. McCreery released his video on Tuesday, and it quickly became one of the hottest topics on the internet. See if you can spot his mom toward the end of the clip.
During a recent radio interview, the hosts decided to see how well the friends knew each other. McCreery struck out, failing to correctly answer questions about Alaina's birthday, eye color and blood type. OK, we'll let him off the hook about the blood type.
Alaina tops McCreery in terms of video popularity this week on Taste of Country. The 'American Idol' runner-up's debut was released on Monday, and it's packed full of Alaina family footage. It's a sweet tribute to the woman who's support has meant so much to the 15-year-old singer.
This article stirred a little controversy in the comments section. The country power couple seem to be close to finishing construction on their 15,000-acre vacation property in the Bahamas. Aerial photos and video made this story a popular one to share. Many people shared their thoughts on how the pair should be spending their money, as well.