Georgia native Lauren Alaina captured America’s hearts when she appeared on Season 10 of American Idol. Her first album, Wildflower, debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Country chart and No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Country Album chart, and was the best-selling digital album by a debut country female. She was also the youngest female to have her album debut that high since LeAnn Rimes 15 years prior. Alaina has been nominated for several Teen Choice and CMT Music Awards, and took home the Artist Of The Year: New Artist trophy at the 2012 American Country Awards. She has toured with superstars Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Sugarland. Lauren is an Ambassador for the Special Olympics and released her version of “Grown Up Christmas List” as a part of their A Very Special Christmas album series. Lauren is currently working on her highly anticipated forthcoming sophomore album.
The lineup for next year’s Stagecoach Festival has been announced! Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt and Jason Aldean will headline the three-day festival in Indio, California.
Luke takes on the closing night duties on opening night April 26th. The Friday night lineup also includes Cole Swindell, Brandon Lay, Jon Langston and Kane Brown. Sam leads the list on Saturday (April 27th), which includes Travis Denning, Luke Combs, LANCO and Cam. Jason will headline closing night (April 27th). Lauren Alaina, Jordan Davis, Old Dominion, Mitchell Tenpenny and Mark Chesnutt will also perform, among others.
“Stagecoach is hands down one of the best country music festivals around,” Sam says. “We’ve been looking forward to coming back for three years. Can’t wait!”
Tickets go on sale this Friday (October 19th).
Multi-award-winning singer-songwriter and one of the hottest rising female artists in country music, Lauren Alaina, releases her new single “Ladies in the ’90s” today (October 5th) after teasing her new song last month on Instagram, creating a firestorm of anticipation with her fans. “Ladies In the ’90s” has shipped to country radio and goes for official radio adds on October 15th.
To purchase/stream “Ladies In the ’90s” click HERE.
Lauren co-wrote “Ladies In the ’90s” with Jesse Frasure and Amy Wadge. The fun upbeat song pays homage to the era and inspiration for her career path and namechecks some of her favorite 90s songs from mentors and artists who played a role in her journey to today including “Strawberry Wine” (Deana Carter), “…Baby One More Time” (Britney Spears), “Fancy” (Reba), “Genie In a Bottle” (Christina Aguilera), “Vogue” (Madonna), “Man, I Feel Like A Woman” (Shania), “Breathe” (Faith Hill), “Cowboy Take Me Away” (Dixie Chicks) and more.
Known for her fun, high energy personality, Lauren is hosting ’90s themed VIP Parties as part of Cole Swindell and Dustin Lynch’s Reason To Drink … Another Tour. The VIP packages include a special Q&A session with Lauren, an autographed poster, commemorative VIP Meet & Greet laminate, crowd-free merchandise shopping and more. Click HERE to purchase ’90s VIP ticket packages with Lauren. Tour dates and cities below.
Lauren, a 2018 CMA New Artist of the Year nominee, has been riding a wave of career highlights this year including multi-award wins, national tv performances and continuing her rise in country music as part of some of this year’s biggest tours in country music. Lauren recently wrapped with Jason Aldean’s High Noon Neon Tour 2018 and just joined Cole Swindell and Dustin Lynch for the Reason To Drink…Another Tour which kicked off last night in Tuscaloosa, AL. The tour is slated to run through the end of 2018.
In addition to hitting the road with five major tours in the past 12 months alone (Luke Bryan, Alan Jackson, Cole Swindell, Jason Aldean and now, Cole Swindell/Dustin Lynch), Lauren has also earned back-to-back major awards for ACM New Female Artist of the Year and CMT Collaborative Video of the Year, she co-hosted the prestigious 12thAnnual ACM Honors, and she performed on the 38th annual broadcast of the top-rated PBS special “A Capitol Fourth” alongside music legends like CeCe Winans, the Temptations, The Beach Boys, Pentatonix and more. For ABC’s CMA Fest TV special, Lauren joined her good friend Kane Brown for an electric performance of their now TRIPLE Platinum® selling No. 1 hit, “What Ifs,” which went to No. 1 simultaneously topping five Billboard charts.
For Lauren’s “Ladies In the ’90s” Playlist click HERE.
Reason To Drink… Another Tour with Cole Swindell and Dustin Lynch
Oct 4 Tuscaloosa, AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre
Oct 5 Simpsonville, SC Heritage Park Amphitheatre
Oct 6 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Arena
Oct 11 Wallingford, CT Toyota Oakdale Theatre
Oct 12 Worcester, MA DCU Event Center
Oct 13 Richmond, VA Richmond Coliseum
Oct 19 Sugarland, TX Smart Financial Center
Oct 20 New Braunfels, TX White Water Amphitheatre
Oct 25 Missoula, MT Adams Center
Oct 26 Bozeman, MT Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
Oct 27 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Events Center
Nov 1 San Jose, CA SJSU Event Center
Nov 2 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena
Nov 3 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
Nov 8 Minneapolis, MN The Armory
Nov 9 Kearney, NE Viaero Event Center
Nov 10 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
Nov 29 Duluth, GA Infinite Energy Arena
Nov 30 Jackson, MS Mississippi Coliseum
Dec 1 Tupelo, MS BancorpSouth Arena
Dec 6 Evansville, IN Ford Center
Dec 7 Moline, IL TaxSlayer Center
Dec 8 Highland Heights, KY BB&T Arena
Dec 13 Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center
Dec 14 New Orleans, LA Champions Square
About Lauren Alaina:
Country star Lauren Alaina’s critically-acclaimed sophomore album, Road Less Traveled, landed on multiple “Best Of” lists including Billboard, Rolling Stone and Amazon, and it became the top-streamed female country album release of 2017. Praised as “full of life lessons and uplift” (PEOPLE), the collection of 12 songs all written by the young star includes Lauren’s first No. 1 smash, “Road Less Traveled,” the Top 25 hit “Doin’ Fine,” and the deeply personal and inspiring, “Three.” The “sassy Southerner with killer pipes” (PARADE) has shared the stage with superstars including Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and Martina McBride, Jason Aldean and the Georgia native is currently on tour with Cole Swindell and Dustin Lynch. In addition to earning nominations for ACM Vocal Event of the Year and Billboard Music’s Top Country Song awards, Lauren took home this year’s ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year Award and CMT Collaborative Video of the Year Award for “What Ifs,” the triple-platinum selling No. 1 hit with childhood friend, Kane Brown. Lauren is one of CMT’s Next Women of Country and she received her first CMT Music Award for Breakthrough Video of the Year with her No. 1 hit “Road Less Traveled.” Following the release of Road Less Traveled, Lauren has received nominations for the ACM Awards, CMA Awards, CMT Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Radio Disney Awards and Billboard Music Awards.
For more information and tour dates, please visit http://laurenalainaofficial.com/and follow Lauren at @Lauren_Alaina on Twitter, @laurenalaina on Instagram and on Facebook. For videos go to her YouTube (@LaurenAlainaAIVEVO)
The CMA nominations were announced Tuesday morning (August 28th), and Luke Bryan is once again nominated for CMA Entertainer of the Year, having won the award twice previously. He says he still has to pinch himself when he thinks about having two of those trophies on his mantel.
— Tennessean (@Tennessean) August 28, 2018
— Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline) August 28, 2018
Keith Urban is nominated for three CMA Awards this year, including Entertainer, Male Vocalist and Album of the Year for Graffiti U. He took to his socials to do what he does best — perform his thank yous for all of the nominations. He said, “[It was] an amazing way to wake up and start the day. I love making music, simple as that. I love making music, and to get to make Graffiti U and have the support that it’s gotten and especially to see that this morning in action, that’s an incredible feeling. So to everybody that made that possible, thank you. Thank you very much.”
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) August 28, 2018
Little Big Town just finished up their Bandwagon Tour over the weekend and woke up to a Vocal Group of the Year nomination. The band has won this award for the past five years.
— Little Big Town (@littlebigtown) August 28, 2018
— Lady Antebellum (@ladyantebellum) August 28, 2018
Lady Antebellum has won the award for Vocal Group of the Year THREE times; from 2009 through 2011.
Maddie & Tae, who are up for Vocal Duo of the Year said it was a nice surprise to wake up to this morning.
— Maddie & Tae (@MaddieandTae) August 28, 2018
Kacey Musgraves had a pair of nominations, including Female Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for Golden Road.
Feeling grateful today. I’m lucky to get to explore all that inspires me and make chronological recordings of said inspiration for a living. Those resulting sounds, efforts, emotions, & thoughts being recognized by @CountryMusic Association [or anyone] means a lot to me. Thanks.
— K A C E Y M U S G R A V E S (@KaceyMusgraves) August 29, 2018
Brothers Osborne earns another nomination for Vocal Duo of the Year, as well as a nod for Musical Event of the Year for “Burnin’ Man” with Dierks Bentley.
— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) August 28, 2018
Lauren Alaina is nominated for New Artist of the Year, and while she’s going through a difficult time with her family, this nomination came in at the right time.
God always shines some light in a time of darkness. It’s been a tough week for my family, but this brightened everything up a little. Thank you to all the people who made this nomination possible. You know who you are. @CountryMusic pic.twitter.com/0yQnuhUxyk
— Lauren Alaina (@Lauren_Alaina) August 28, 2018
The 52nd Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, will be broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena November 14th at 8pm ET on ABC.