Lauren Alaina Kristine Suddeth (born November 8, 1994) is an American country singer who is the runner-up on Season 10 of American Idol.
She is a native of Rossville, Georgia and is also a student at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia where she is currently a sophomore. Prior to Idol, Lauren performed at several Chattanooga area venues and was the first winner of the WinnieStar youth talent contest at Lake Winnepesaukah amusement park in 2009.
Lauren auditioned for Idol in Nashville where she impressed the judges with her natural talent. In addition to performing, Alaina wrote several songs including "Leaving" and "Set Me Free". Lauren had made only one appearence in the bottom 2, but along with Haley Reinhart & Scotty McCreery, became a part of the top 3.Lauren finished second to Scotty McCreery on May 25, 2011 despite overcoming a sprained vocal cord & delievering what the judges considerd to be three very strong performances. Her first single Like My Mother Does is now availible on iTunes as well as the music video, which was released on August 8, 2011.
Alaina is now signed to Mercury Nashville.
On June 28, 2011 a 5-song EP, containing 4 of Lauren's best songs from Idol & includes her rendition of the Faith Hill hit Wild One, was released exclusively at Wal Mart stores & online. The EP debuted at number 24 on the Billboard 200 with 20,000 copies sold in its first week. Her full-length debut album, Wildflower, was released on October 11, 2011.
The album, which has sold 285,000 copies to date, spawned the single "Georgia Peaches", which peaked at number 28 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The second single, "Eighteen Inches", was released to country radio on July 16, 2012. It peaked at number 37 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Lauren also hit the road for an 18-city concert tour in support of the song.
She is currently at work on her second album.
Lauren, along with the rest of the top 11, hit the road for the Idols Live! tour, which kicked off in West Valley City, Utah on July 6, 2011.
New single and new albumEditIn addition to working on her second album, Lauren is releasing a new single called "Barefoot and Buckwild", which will be released on May 7, 2013. She performed the song on Idol on May 9, 2013.
- American Idol Season 10: Lauren Alaina (2011)
- Wildflower (2011)
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