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Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina is one of the hottest young rising stars in country music. She shot to fame during the tenth season of ‘American Idol,’ where she was a favorite of the judges beginning with her audition, when Steven Tyler proclaimed, “We found the one.” She got to fulfill a dream when she performed with her own idol, Carrie Underwood, during the finale, where she came in second to Scotty McCreery. Alaina released her debut single, ‘Like My Mother Does,’ shortly after her run on the show, and her debut album, ‘Wildflower,’ was released in October of 2011. Its lead single, ‘Georgia Peaches,’ reached the Top 30, and remains her biggest chart hit to date. In 2013 Alaina released ‘Barefoot and Buckwild,’ from her forthcoming sophomore album. Another song rumored to be part of that project is ‘Same Day, Different Bottle,’ which was inspired by her father’s struggle with alcoholism. After a period out of the public eye following surgery on her vocal cords, Alaina returned to the studio in October of 2011 to resume work on her next album.

  • Birth Name: Lauren Alaina Kristine Suddeth
  • Top Songs: 'Georgia Peaches,' 'Barefoot and Buckwild'
  • Did You Know? Alaina was a cheerleader at her high school in Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga.
  • Further Reading: Top 10 Lauren Alaina Songs From 'American Idol'
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Lauren Alaina, RaeLynn to Join Kalie Shorr, #LetTheGirlsPlay Artists at CMA Fest

Meet several #LetTheGirlsPlay artists as they perform with RaeLynn, Lauren Alaina and more next weekend at the CMA Music Festival. The Song Suffragettes collective has three shows planned between June 10-12, and their second anniversary show the next Monday.

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Jake Owen Tees Up for City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game

The 26th annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game has added even more star power to this year's friendly competition.

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Lauren Alaina Comes Clean About Bulimia Battle

Lauren Alaina is well-known for her sunny smile and sweet disposition, but the rising country singer has been hiding a very serious private struggle.

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Lauren Alaina, More Country Singers Slay Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’ [Watch]

Prepare to experience Justin Bieber like you’ve never experienced him before. Lauren Alaina and a host of other country artists stopped by a studio during the ACM Party for a Cause to record an a capella cover of Bieber's mega-hit, “Sorry," with beat-boxing Vine star Andrew Fitzpatrick, A.K.A. 80fitz.

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Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina Lead Country ‘Idols’ in Hits Medley on Big Finale

Quite a few major country singers have been discovered over the 15 seasons of American Idol, a fact that was brought home on the series finale on Thursday night (April 7).

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Kane Brown Credits Lauren Alaina for His Career as a Singer

Without Lauren Alaina, the country world might have missed out on the promising up-and-comer Kane Brown. According to both of the artists, it was Alaina who prompted Brown to sing in the first place.

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Lauren Alaina Steals the Spotlight With ‘Idol’ Return [Watch]

Lauren Alaina stopped by her old stomping grounds for American Idol’s final season this Thursday (Feb. 11), performing a duet with one of the current contestants. The country artist sang Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance,” which Alaina also sang during her tenure on the show.

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Keith Urban + UMG Nashville Artists Rock the Ryman at 2016 Country Radio Seminar

Keith Urban and a who's who of artists from Universal Music Group Nashville turned in one home run after another at a private showcase at the Ryman Auditorium during the 2016 Country Radio Seminar on Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 9).

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‘American Idol’ Country Finalists: Where Are They Now?

You may be surprised just how many country singers got their start on American Idol.

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6 Unforgettable ‘American Idol’ Auditions

We remember the winners, but too often we forget the American Idol auditions.

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