Lauren Alaina

November 8, 1994

Lauren Alaina Artistfacts

  • Lauren Alaina started to sing at the age of three. Her mom, Kristy, first noted her talent when was riding in the car singing along to a Dixie Chicks hit on the radio. When Kristy turned the radio off, the three-year-old Lauren kept singing every word in pitch.
  • She was a classmate of fellow country artist Kane Brown at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School, in their native Georgia. As a shy student, Brown refused to sing in class until one day Alaina heard him humming and coaxed him into singing aloud in front of her and the other students.
  • Lauren successfully auditioned for the tenth season of American Idol going all the way to the final before finishing as runner-up to Scotty McCreery. She later recalled.

    "I said from the time I was six years old I was gonna be on American Idol. When that moment finally came and I was actually on that stage in front of those judges, I just remember thinking, 'You cannot mess this up. Be yourself. Be yourself.' When they gave me that ticket, girl, you would've thought I won the lottery, like a billion dollars. I mean, nothing in that moment could be more special to me, because that's all I wanted for 10 years, and it finally happened, and it started everything for me."
  • Her debut single was released immediately after American Idol's finale on May 25, 2011. An uplifting ode to maternal love and strength "Like My Mother Does" was an apt choice for Alaina. "My mom's been beside me through this whole thing," she said. "Every time I've gotten upset, she's always been there to pick me up. So I feel like it's really great for me to sing this song just for her, because she deserves it."
  • The title track of Lauren Alaina's She's A Wildflower album describes her well. "I would consider myself a wildflower because wildflowers are sweet, but then they have a little bit of spunk to them," she said. "I like to have a lot of fun and I'm really sassy, so I feel like a wildflower would be a good description of who I am as a person."

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