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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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Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina Reunite for Duet at 2015 CMA Music Fest

It's been years since rumors of a budding romance between season 10 American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina have swirled around. But it was almost as if we were back in 2011 this week, when McCreery surprised his fan club party with a special appearance from Alaina during CMA Music Fest, and we were all reminded why we were once such fans of the prospect of a "McLaina."

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Luke Bryan, Randy Houser and More Help Peach Pickers Celebrate Georgia Music

Dallas Davidson, Ben Hayslip, Rhett Akins and a seemingly endless line of friends helped celebrate Georgia music at the Ryman Auditorium on Tuesday night (May 12). The second-annual Georgia on My Mind concert raised money for the Georgia Music Foundation, while giving fans a chance to see a uniquely star-studded cast sing and horse around.

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Lauren Alaina on Her First Album After Vocal Cord Surgery: ‘Very Different’

American Idol alum Lauren Alaina is back on stage and ready to release her new album after vocal cord surgery put her out of commission.

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You Think You Know ‘American Idol’?

Since American Idol debuted in 2002, there have been over two dozen country contestants, but only two winners. This You Think You Know Country? answers the question ... "What the heck happened to them all?"

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

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

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Lauren Alaina Burned in Kitchen Accident

Lauren Alaina's new year didn't begin the way she was hoping. The singer was badly burned when boiling water was spilled all over her arm on Thursday (Jan. 1).

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Lauren Alaina Getting Back to Work After Undergoing Vocal Cord Surgery

Lauren Alaina is headed back into the studio, and it's a big relief. The 'American Idol' season 10 runner-up has revealed that she recently underwent surgery on her vocal cords.

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Never Forget: Stars Remember on 9/11

Thursday (Sept. 11, 2014) marks the thirteenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks -- a series of events which forever changed not only America, but the world.

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Lauren Alaina Goes Skydiving [Watch]

Fear of heights? Not Lauren Alaina. The singer conquered some pretty big heights recently when she took the plunge and went skydiving in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Florida Georgia Line, Scotty McCreery + More Suit Up for City of Hope Softball Game [Photos]

The 24th annual CMA Fest Celebrity Softball game wasn't without competition, but in the end, the cause and a good time were most important things. Florida Georgia Line, Scotty McCreery, Danielle Bradbery, Sara Evans and Jana Kramer were just a few of the stars who stepped up for City of Hope.

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