Lauren Alaina captured America's heart when she appeared on American Idol in 2011 and revealed her enthusiasm, humor and warmth, as well as a commanding voice with an impressive range that has been compared to the genre's premier vocalists, including Carrie Underwood and Martina McBride. She helped make the show's season finale the most popular in the franchise's history with 122.4 million votes cast and 38.6 million viewers. Shortly after placing second in the competition, Lauren signed her record deal with 19/Interscope/Mercury Records.
Her debut album, WILDFLOWER, was the portrait of the then-16-year-old's personality, optimism, and life experiences. The album spawned the hits LIKE MY MOTHER DOES, GEORGIA PEACHES, and 18 INCHES, and helped earn Lauren the 2012 title of New Artist of the Year by the American Country Awards.
After years of touring with everyone from Sugarland to Alan Jackson to Jason Aldean, Lauren has spent much of 2014 writing songs with Nashville's best craftsmen for her 2015 album release.