• LAUREN ALAINA RELEASES CHRISTMAS SONG ‘O HOLY NIGHT.

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    Lauren Alaina’s voice shines bright on her rousing rendition of the holiday classic, “O Holy Night,” available today, Friday, Nov. 18. The celebratory Christmas anthem receives Lauren’s stunning vocal stamp and perfectly embodies the spirit of the season. Fans can preview and purchase the track HERE.

    In addition to the timeless carol, Lauren’s latest single, “Road Less Traveled,” is currently climbing country radio’s Top 20. Written by Lauren with Meghan Trainor and Jesse Frasure, “Road Less Traveled” delivers an empowering message of self-acceptance and embracing your individuality.

    Recognized by Rolling Stone as a “Must-See Act,” Lauren is currently touring with country icon Alan Jackson for his 25th anniversary Still Keepin’ It Country Tour. The young star is one of CMT’s “Next Women of Country” and a Spotify “Spotlight on Country” featured artist. Lauren also joins Martina McBride in the new year for CMT’s annual Next Women of Country Tour.

    For more information on Lauren, her music and touring news, please visit www.LaurenAlainaOfficial.com.

    Audio / Lauren Alaina (O Holy Night)

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    Lauren Alaina (O Holy Night) OC: …loves it. :35
    “I really think ‘O Holy Night’ is one of the most  beautifully written songs I’ve ever heard, Christmas or not Christmas. The melodies and the lyrics and everything the song represents, it’s gorgeous, and I’m so thankful that  I was able to do a version of this song. I’ve always wanted to record it and to do kind of my own spin on it, and to sing a song that really represents what Christmas is all about and that’s Jesus and love and happiness, and I hope everyone loves it.”

    Audio / LINER Lauren Alaina (O Holy Night)

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  • LAUREN ALAINA TAKES A COLDER ROAD LESS TRAVELED.

    Lauren Alaina rides a MOTORIZED BEER COOLER. Lauren asks strangers what it’s like to take the road less traveled and has some car trouble.

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  • LAUREN ALAINA STARS IN HER VERY FIRST MOVIE, TITLED ‘ROAD LESS TRAVELED.’

    Lauren Alaina will star in her very first movie, Road Less Traveled, named after her single of the same name. The film began production last week in Knoxville, Tennessee and is being produced by Marvista Entertainment.

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    “I am so excited to be doing a movie,” Lauren tells Billboard. “This is a whole new world for me. I’m learning so much every day. We have such an awesome cast and crew and I can’t wait for everyone to see this new side of me.”

    Road Less Traveled centers on Lauren’s character, “Charlotte,” who is struggling with balancing her upcoming wedding with her songwriting career in Los Angeles. She finds herself searching for answers in her hometown of Harmony, Tennessee, where she runs into her high school sweetheart.

    Lauren is currently sitting at Top 25 on the country charts with “Road Less Traveled.”

    Audio / Lauren Alaina says the turning point for her to really get over her eating disorder was when she started losing her voice. Her struggle led her to write “Road Less Traveled,” which is sitting in the Top 25 on the country charts.

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    Lauren Alaina (RLT-turning point) OC: …of a diet. 1:05
    “It was difficult for me to get better. The eating disorder thing was not an easy thing to overcome, because I knew if I quit I was gonna gain weight, and that was my biggest fear. I was practically killing myself. I mean, you have to eat. You have to have nutrients to live. I mean, my hair was falling out. I was balding. My fingernails wouldn’t grow. I think I finally got so sick, that I realized, and they told me if I didn’t quit, it was affecting my voice. So, I started was losing my, that was my one thing that made me feel like I had a purpose was my voice, my music, my songwriting, and when it started affecting, I kinda thought, ‘Okay, I’ve got to do something,’ but it didn’t make it easy. I mean, it took me before I was really better in that process, a couple of years. I started trying to get better around 17, almost 18, and I didn’t really get it figured out until I was probably 19 or 20. And I still struggle with it, but I had to completely let go of a diet.”

    Video / Story behind 'Road Less Traveled'

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  • LAUREN ALAINA SITS DOWN WITH THE LEGENDARY DOLLY PARTON.

    Lauren Alaina got the chance to sit down and ask the legendary Dolly Parton some questions.

    “I am literally dying inside,” Lauren says before her meeting with Dolly. “I do not know what to do. I never get nervous, and I feel like I’m gonna stutter.

    Lauren is sporting a vintage Dolly tee, which the Country Music Hall of Famer admires. The two chat about their own “Coat of Many Colors,” dealing with people who aren’t so nice and on-screen kisses.

    Video / Lauren Alaina interviews Dolly

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  • LAUREN ALAINA PERFORMS ON THE TODAY SHOW.

    Catch Lauren Alaina‘s performance of her single, “Road Less Traveled,” on NBC’s Today show on Thursday (September 8th).

    Lauren is opening for Alan Jackson on the Still Keepin’ It Country Tour, which makes it next stop September 30th in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Lauren, Dierks, Darius

    Lauren Alaina debuts her current single, “Road Less Traveled,” on the Today show Thursday (September 8th) on NBC.

    Dierks Bentley performs “Freedom,” from his album, Black, Thursday night (September 8th) on the 2016 NFL Kickoff at 7:30pm ET on NBC.

    Darius Rucker recently narrated the NASCAR Production, Southern Speed: The Legend of Darlington for NBCSN. Current NASCAR drivers Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards and Kurt Busch were featured, along with racing legends Dale Jarrett, Kyle Petty and Jeff Burton. They reflected on how the Southern 500 became a stock car racing edition.

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  • NEWS AND NOTES: Keith, Dierks, Vince, Luke, Chris, Lauren

    Don’t forget to tune into ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday (August 31st) to watch Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley and Cam announce some of the nominees for this year’s CMA Awards.

    Luke Bryan and Zac Brown Band have been announced as headliners for next year’s We Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. The three-day event, which will celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2017, will take place August 3rd – 5th.

    Vince Gill, along with Patty LovelessCharlie Worsham and The Time Jumpers are set to perform a free show at Nashville’s Walk of Fame Park September 25th, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the CMA Awards.

    Luke Bryan was just added to the list of artists performing at Charlie DanielsVolunteer Jam. The event, to celebrate Charlie’s 80th birthday, will feature additional performances by Chris Stapleton, Kid Rock, Travis Tritt and Larry the Cable Guy and will take place November 30th at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

    Lauren Alaina will perform her hit single, “Road Less Traveled,” on NBC’s Today Show September 8th.

  • CLARE DUNN AND LAUREN ALAINA ARE COUNTRY MUSIC’S NEW DUO.

    Clare Dunn and Lauren Alaina played the Indiana State Fair and backstage, the two female vocalists started singing LeAnn Rimes‘ “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” on the back of a golf cart.

    LeAnn saw it and responded.

  • LAUREN ALAINA’S ‘ROAD LESS TRAVELED’ IS ONE OF ACCEPTANCE…OF HERSELF.

    Lauren Alaina’s new single, “The Road Less Traveled,” has already touched so many people who are going through a difficult time. Lauren says she has had trouble accepting herself the way she is, especially being in the public eye at a very formative and impressionable age.

    “It has been a struggle for me to kind of accept who I am, and I’m on stage every night, and I’m in interviews and I look super-confident, ‘cause I’m outgoing and whatever else, but I have insecurities just like everybody else. It’s been a process,” says Lauren. “I came into the spotlight at 15. I was a baby, I was a baby. [laughs] I was so young, and I was just thrown into this whirlwind of I had a record, and I was on tour with Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan, all these [things] that I ever dreamed about doing, I had in my hand. But I got caught up in what people had to say about me. I was 15 and kind of in that transitional phase of being a child and into being a woman and my body was changing, and people said things about my weight and the color of my hair and the freakin’ clothes I was wearing, and it ate me alive. I had everything I ever wanted in the palm of my hand, but I was sad and lost.”

    The song, which Lauren wrote with her friends Meghan Trainor and Jesse Frasure in the aftermath of recovering from an eating disorder, is on her current self-titled EP.

    Lauren is on the road with Alan Jackson’s Still Keepin’ It Country Tour. The trek stops in Toledo, Ohio on Friday (August 19th) and Elizabethtown, Kentucky on Saturday (August 20th).

    Audio / Lauren Alaina says it's been a struggle to accept herself.

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    Lauren Alaina (RLT-foundation) OC: …and lost. :59
    “It has been a struggle for me to kind of accept who I am, and I’m on stage every night, and I’m in interviews and I look super-confident, ‘cause I’m outgoing and whatever else, but I have insecurities just like everybody else. It’s been a process. I came into the spotlight at 15. I was a baby, I was a baby. [laughs] I was so young, and I was just thrown into this whirlwind of I had a record, and I was on tour with Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan, all these [things] that I ever dreamed about doing, I had in my hand. But I got caught up in what people had to say about me. I was 15 and kind of in that transitional phase of being a child and into being a woman and my body was changing, and people said things about my weight and the color of my hair and the freakin’ clothes I was wearing, and it ate me alive. I had everything I ever wanted in the palm of my hand, but I was sad and lost.”



    Audio / Lauren Alaina says she wrote “Road Less Traveled” as a reminder to herself.

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    Lauren Alaina (RLT-foundation) OC: …to share. :47
    “I had an eating disorder for four years. I struggled with an eating disorder for four years because I wanted to try to fit into what I thought someone else wanted me to be, and that is horrible. I mean, it’s still a process. I want to share this message because I don’t want other people to feel the way that I felt, and I still feel that way sometimes. It’s an everyday process to wake up in the morning and be nice to yourself. There’s always gonna be someone skinnier than me and someone more blond and someone that can sing better than me or write better songs, but they’re never gonna be me, and they can never offer what I can offer, and that goes for everybody. We’re all unique. I wrote this song as a reminder to myself that, ‘Hey! It’s cool to be different, and you can achieve your dreams and your goals, but you have to believe ‘em. You can’t achieve something that you don’t believe in and you’re scared of.’ So, that’s kind of what I want to share.”

  • LAUREN ALAINA ENCOURAGES OTHERS WITH HER BRAND NEW SINGLE, ‘ROAD LESS TRAVELED.’

    Lauren Alaina has released her new single, “Road Less Traveled,” which has such an encouraging message for all people to basically just be who they are and love who they are, despite what others may think.

    “It’s a song to encourage people to just be who they are and don’t apologize for it, and I think that’s a hard thing to do because it feels like there’s so much pressure to fit this mold that everyone has like made for us which is ridiculous, because last time I checked if we were all the exact same, it would be pretty boring,” says Lauren. “I’m glad that it gets to be a single, because it’s one of my favorites. It’s one that really meant a lot to me to write.”

    The uplifting tune, which she co-wrote with Jesse Frasure and Meghan Trainor, was crafted during the time she was battling an eating disorder, and it was a message she has really taken to heart. [Recently, Lauren publicly revealed she struggled from bulimia for four years following American Idol.] While she’s very close friends with her co-writers, the trio didn’t really talk about what she was going through at the time.

    “I don’t even know really if they knew when we wrote this song that it was kind of about [my eating disorder]. I mean, I think, sure, during the day, I was talking about how much pressure it was for me and how I feel like this needs to be a certain way and look a certain way,” says Lauren. “But I don’t know that I went into detail about, because I was really struggling with an eating disorder at the time, so I was really at the time kind of like me knowing that I needed to believe what I was writing, but it took me a while to really get there. I had to listen to this song. I had to write a million songs with this theme to kind of grow in that. So, I think maybe Meghan kind of knew, because she’s a really good friend of mine, but I don’t think we talked about it in the write. I just think we all felt this feeling to write this theme, and now I get to share it.”

    “Road Less Traveled” is featured on her 2015 self-titled EP.

    Audio / Lauren Alaina talks about writing her new single, “Road Less Traveled,” with Jesse Frasure and Meghan Trainor.

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    Lauren Alaina (Road Less Traveled) OC: …to write. :50
    “So, I wrote ‘Road Less Traveled’ with Jesse Frasure and Meghan Trainor. It was just one of those days where I went in to write with two of my good friends, and I was super comfortable, and the message of the song is so important to me and what we say in the song is so important to me. And I know that Meghan has done a really great job with her artistry by encouraging people, and that’s what this song is all about. Especially I get to share it with her and with Jesse, because it’s a song to encourage people to just be who they are and don’t apologize for it, and I think that’s a hard thing to do because it feels like there’s so much pressure to fit this mold that everyone has like made for us which is ridiculous, because last time I checked if we were all the exact same, it would be pretty boring. I’m glad that it gets to be a single, because it’s one of my favorites. It’s one that really meant a lot to me to write.”

    Audio / Lauren Alaina says she was in the midst of an eating disorder when she wrote “Road Less Traveled” with Jesse Frasure and Meghan Trainor.

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    Lauren Alaina (Road Less Traveled) 2 OC: …share it. :46
    “I don’t even know really if they knew when we wrote this song that it was kind of about [my eating disorder]. I mean, I think, sure, during the day, I was talking about how much pressure it was for me and how I feel like this needs to be a certain way and look a certain way. But I don’t know that I went into detail about, because I was really struggling with an eating disorder at the time, so I was really at the time kind of like me knowing that I needed to believe what I was writing, but it took me a while to really get there. I had to listen to this song. I had to write a million songs with this theme to kind of grow in that. So, I think maybe Meghan kind of knew, because she’s a really good friend of mine, but I don’t think we talked about it in the write. I just think we all felt this feeling to write this theme, and now I get to share it.”

    Audio / LINER Lauren Alaina (Road Less Traveled)

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