Country Stars’ Real Names: Lauren Alaina
Real Name: Lauren Alaina Suddeth
Lauren Alaina dropped her last name before beginning her run on 'American Idol' in 2011. It's not unusual for a star to use a middle name as a stage name. You'll find a number of country artists who've made similar choices throughout this list of Country Stars' Real Names. It provides some added privacy, and sometimes it just sounds better.