Lauren recently attended the American Country Awards on December 10th in Las Vegas, Nevada. She looked absolutely beautiful and her dress was absolutely georgeous. She also won the award for Best New Artist; congratulations Lauren! You can view all the photos in the gallery.
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Lauren Alaina spoke with THR after Thursday’s results show and revealed what she thought of the strongly opinionated Jimmy Iovine, her favorite singers on American Idol 2012, and who she thinks is going to win it all. You might be surprised to hear her answer.
First Lauren says she wants a girl to win, but then predicts a returning season 10 contestant would be the one to take the crown. Lauren quickly covers all her bases though when she adds it could be the most popular female singer so far this season as well.
I’m surprised she went with Colton Dixon as her predicted winner instead of Phillip Phillips, but I’d wager both singers will go far in American Idol 2012 so that was still probably a fairly safe guess. Balancing things off with the possibility of Jessica Sanchez taking the big win is a no brainer, but we’ve still got a long way to go in this American Idol season so anything can happen.
What do you think of Lauren’s picks for her favorites and the potential winner?
Source: American Idol Net
Lauren attended the 2011 American Country Awards last night and looked absolutely stunning. Her hair looked amazing and her dress was so gorgeous. It was quite an amazing show and I have added the photos to the gallery. Please be sure to take a look at them.
Appearances & Events > 2011 > December 5th – 2011 American Country Awards – Arrivals
Appearances & Events > 2011 > December 5th – 2011 American Country Awards – Show
Lauren Alaina has scored a gig on Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party tour, joining the ‘Tattoos on This Town’ headlining singer and Luke Bryan for the 2012 outing. The tour marks Lauren’s first since her stint on the American Idol’s Live! tour, following her second place finish on the wildly popular reality show just behind fellow country singer, Scotty McCreery.
“I am so excited to be a part of the Jason Aldean tour with Luke Bryan!” gushes the ‘Georgia Peaches’ singer. “I am a huge fan of both of them. If I wasn’t a part of the line up, I would want to be in the front row! I am honored that my first major country tour will allow me to share the stage with two fellow Georgia artists. That is definitely my kind of party!”
Lauren’s ‘Georgia Peaches,’ the second single from her debut album, ‘Wildflower,’ is currently climbing the charts. The teen star first scored big with ‘Like My Mother Does,’ which entered Billboard’s all-genre Hot 100 chart at No. 20, in addition to No. 9 on the trade’s Digital Songs chart, with first-week sales of more than 120,000.
“Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed of releasing my own album,” Lauren says. “I am so excited to share it with the fans who have been supporting me throughout my journey. I hope they enjoy listening to this record as much as I did making it.”
Source: The Boot
Yesterday, Lauren attended the 59th Annual BMI Country Awards, which happened to also be her 17th birthday. She looked absolutely stunning; her dress is absolutely gorgeous. You can view the photos in the gallery.
Appearances & Events > 2011 > November 8th – 59th Annual BMI Country Awards
To say that Lauren Alaina has been having a pretty great year would be putting it lightly. Besides winning over America on ‘American Idol,’ the country cutie released her debut album, ‘Wildflower,’ last month, which has already spawned two hit singles. Now, 2012 is already shaping up to be an amazing year for the soon-to-be 17-year-old. While she remains tight-lipped about the details, Alaina can promise that there’s be some exciting tour news to come.
“Some time next year, I’m going to go out on tour opening up for someone [big],” Alaina reveals to Taste of Country. “We’ll be announcing that some time coming up, but right now I’m doing a lot of promotion for my new album. I’m just trying to get my name out there a little bit more and be able to perform as much as I can.”
Plenty of music fans all around the world are getting to know Alaina and her music — so many, in fact, that her album debuted on Billboard’s Top 200 chart at No. 5 and at the top of the iTunes chart. “I was at ‘Good Morning America’ [when I found out the chart positions],” recalls Alaina. “My mom came into the room when I was getting my makeup done. She was so excited. She was like, ‘You’re album’s No. 1 on iTunes!’ I just had a fit! I was crying, and they had to redo my makeup.”
“That was really cool, especially for a new artist,” she continues. “I have to thank ‘American Idol’ for all of that publicity because a lot of people know who I am from being on that show. Things in the past year have really been going great for me. I’ve been super blessed. I am just very thankful to all my fans and my family and everybody who’s been supporting me.”
Alaina’s latest single from ‘Wildflower’ is ‘Georgia Peaches,’ which is the follow-up single to her Top 40 hit ‘Like My Mother Does.’ Her ‘Idol’ co-star, Scotty McCreery, will be hitting the road with Brad Paisley in 2012.
Source: Taste of Country
I know Lauren’s birthday was yesterday (November 8th) but I never had a chance to say it sooner. I would love to wish Lauren a happy 17th birthday! She’s had an extremely successful year with being the runner up on the 10th season of American Idol and releasing her debut album. Lauren, I hope you had an amazing day filled with love, well wishes and I hope you enjoyed your day to the fullest. Happy Birthday Lauren!
Feel free to leave your birthday wishes for Lauren below!
There is going to be even more of an “American Idol” presence at the 2011 American Country Awards then we first originally expected.
After previously finding out that Scotty McCreery was nominated for an award on the Fox ceremony (which will air in December), we also now know that both he and his season ten runner-up Lauren Alaina will be in attendance for the big show. As for other “Idol” connections, both Kelly Clarkson (as a part of a duet with Jason Aldean) and Carrie Underwood are nominated for some awards.
Last year, Carrie ran away with the vast majority of the trophies — a fitting introduction to a show airing on the same network that made her famous. Kristin Chenoweth and Trace Adkins are expected to host this show, which is sure to make more than a few fans of the genre excited.
Are you happy that both Scotty and Lauren will be there?
Last week, Lauren Alaina made headlines with her amazing physical transformation since dropping 25 pounds in only five months. Taste of Country caught up with the southern belle in Nashville over the weekend during the annual Family Day benefit, where we asked Alaina if she truly planned on losing another 10 pounds to reach her goal, as reported.
“I don’t want to lose any more weight,” Alaina said, referencing the Us Weekly story that ran on the internet last week. The interview with the publication actually happened a couple weeks back. “I’ve lost a little bit more [since then], but I don’t want to be skinny. I like having curves. Curves are in!”
Alaina credits healthier food choices for the change to her petite figure — which means no more fast food stops for meals, as well as daily workouts of crunches, push-ups and squats.
“I’m just really healthy now because I have to work all the time,” said the 16-year-old singer. “I grew up eating fried food. I thought that macaroni and cheese was a vegetable. When I started working all the time, I started eating the right food that will help me have my energy up and stay healthy. I won’t be sweating as bad onstage now [laughs]!”
Alaina’s life since ‘American Idol’ has kept her on a fast-paced track to stardom. Just a couple weeks ago, her debut album, ‘Wildflower,’ hit the stores and debuted at No. 1 on iTunes and No. 5 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart. The latest single from ‘Wildflower’ is ‘Georgia Peaches.’
Source: Taste of Country
Sometimes it’s OK to be a loser — take it from American Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina, who shed an incredible 25 pounds in just five months.
“Changing my diet was the big thing,” the 5-foot-7 Georgia native tells the new issue of Us Weekly (out now). “I had to learn correct portion control.”
The singer (her first disc, Wildflower, debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart) initially used the meal delivery service Sunfare to transition into a high-protein, low-carb diet.
“I eat an egg-white omelet for breakfast, shrimp and veggies for lunch and chicken with asparagus for dinner,” the single 16-year-old high school junior says.
Daily workouts of crunches, pushups and “lots of squats have also helped, the size-2 singer tells Us. “I’m 10 pounds from my goal — almost there! I wear size small and extra-small now!”
Source: US Weekly