Lauren Alaina is still a new act, but she's a familiar face after competing and finishing as the runner-up on American
Idol. Her impressive vocal range and sweet demeanor made her a fan favorite and secured the teenager a record deal following
her appearance on the show. With the success of her first single "Like My Mother Does," the Georgia native has already developed
a loyal fan base. She toured earlier this year with Jason Aldean and is hitting the road this spring with Sugarland.
You never know who is going to be the next big thing in country music. But CMT Listen Up is here to introduce you to the new
artists creating a buzz in Music City. Each month, we'll bring you exclusive interviews and exciting live performances so
you'll get to know the artist and their music before they reach superstar status. You haven't heard of these artists yet,
but we think you'll want to hear a lot more.