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    Lauren Alaina

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    1I'm Doing Fine lyrics
    Like My Mother Does lyrics
    3Eighteen Inches lyrics
    4The Middle lyrics
    5Holding The Other lyrics
    6Antarctica: One World, One Family lyrics
    7The Locket lyrics
    8She's A Wildflower lyrics
    9Candle In The Wind lyrics
    10Any Man Of Mine lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Lauren Alaina (EP) [2015]
    2American Idol Season 10 Highlights [2011]
    3Wildflower [2011]


    Lauren Alaina (born Lauren Alaina Kristine Suddeth; November 8, 1994) is an American singer from Rossville, Georgia. Alaina was the runner-up on the tenth season of American Idol. Her debut studio album, Wildflower was released October 11, 2011.

    Alaina was born on November 8, 1994, to Kristy and J.J. Suddeth of Rossville, Georgia. Her father works as a process technician in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Alaina is a strong Christian, and often states that she lives for Jesus Christ.

    Lauren is a Junior at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, where she is a cheerleader. Alaina was inspired to sing by her cousin, Holly Witherow, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Prior to Idol, Alaina performed at several Chattanooga-area venues and was the first winner of the WinniSTAR youth talent contest at Lake Winnepesaukah amusement park in 2009. In addition to performing, Alaina wrote several songs including "Leaving" and "Set Me Free".

    Alaina auditioned for the tenth season of American Idol in Nashville, Tennessee. From early on, Alaina was a judge favorite. After her audition, Idol judge Steven Tyler stated "We found the one." May 14, 2011 was proclaimed "Lauren Alaina Day" in her hometown of Rossville, Georgia. During the season finale, Alaina sang "Before He Cheats" with her idol, Carrie Underwood. On May 25, 2011, Alaina was declared the runner-up.
    Alaina released her single "Like My Mother Does" following the finale of Season 10 of American Idol. The song entered the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart at number 49 and the Hot 100 chart at number 20 and sold 121,000 copies in its first week.

    Following the conclusion of Season 10, Alaina has appeared and performed on several talk shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Live with Regis and Kelly, and The Today Show. On June 8, 2011, Alaina and McCreery presented at the CMT Music Awards. In addition, Alaina made her Grand Ole Opry debut on June 9 and performed with Martina McBride during her LP Field performance at the CMA Music Festival the following day.

    The following summer, Alaina toured with the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2011, which began in West Valley City, Utah on July 6, 2011 and ended in Manila, Philippines on September 21, 2011.

    As the runner-up in the competition, Alaina won a contract that gave her $87,500 in advances which will be doubled when she records an album. Alaina has been signed to Mercury Nashville Records, 19 Recordings and Interscope.

    On October 11, 2011, Alaina released her debut album Wildflower, which reached number five on the US Billboard 200 chart, and sold 69,000 the first week. The single "Georgia Peaches" was released on October 24, 2011.

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