Platinum-selling No. 1 singer-songwriter Lauren Alaina kicks off her holiday season with a performance on the 94th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade live from New York City on Thursday, November 26 at 9 am – 12 Noon on NBC and Telemundo. Alaina joins a list of superstar artists who are appearing on this year’s parade including Dolly Parton, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, Patti Labelle, Bebe Rexha, Pentatonix, Santa Claus and more!
The Georgia native returns home to Nashville to perform in the 93rd Annual Nashville Christmas Parade benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. This year the parade will be aired virtually on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 9 a.m. on WKRN. Ch 2 (ABC). Also appearing in this year’s one-hour program include CeCe Winans, for King and Country, Jimmie Allen, Louis York and The Shindellas, Oak Ridge Boys, Mitchell Tenpenny, Sandi Patty and more.
Alaina will perform and host Musician on Call’s (MOC) “I’m On Call for Tennessee” virtual concert, which will include performances by Darius Rucker, Jon Pardi, Maddie & Tae, Priscilla Block and Kylie Morgan. The concert will be available to healthcare facilities statewide for patients and staff to enjoy throughout the month of December through MOC’s Virtual Bedside Performance Program. MOC is a non-profit that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities.
The rising superstar was invited to perform the classic “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” on the upcoming Gaylord Hotels Christmas Special “SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS.” airing in December on Circle TV. Check local listings for dates/times
Alaina continues as host of the new weekly Circle TV series, Jesus Calling: Stories of Faith, the inspirational series, based off the namesake book Jesus Calling ® (Thomas Nelson).
Alaina has been riding a career-high with not only the recent news her duet with friend and rising star Kane Brown, “What Ifs,” was certified for 6 million singles sold and her new Getting Over Him EP has garnered major national media exposure including a performance on Good Morning America as well as interview features on Entertainment Tonight, E! News, PEOPLE Magazine (9/17 print issue), People.com, People Now, CMT Hot 20 (9/12), USA TODAY, American Songwriter, Tennessean, Hollywood Life, FoxNews.com, CMT.com, PopCulture.com, Nashville Lifestyles, Country Now, Sounds Like Nashville, Taste of Country, The Boot and more.
Additionally, just days after the EP release her duet “What Do You Think Of?” featuring international pop sensation Lukas Graham has shot up the iTunes chart hitting No. 1 on iTunes country and No. 4 on the all-genre chart. “What Do You Think Of?” is playing now on Sirius XM’s The Highway.
In the last several months, Alaina has most recently performed on the 40th annual broadcast of the top-rated PBS special “A Capitol Fourth performing “This Land Is My Land,” CMA Summer Stay-Cay livestream special where she performed “Two Pina Coladas” with Lindsay Ell and Cassadee Pope as well as “Say It With a Song” Game with Devin Dawson and HARDY as well as CMT’s Benefit Concert for Love & Acceptance and she and her friend Kane Brown performed their 6XPlatinum-selling “What Ifs” on the recent nationally-televised CMA Best of Fest on ABC.
About Lauren Alaina:
Multi-Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Lauren Alaina’s current EP, Getting Over Him, includes six songs that feature her signature powerhouse vocals including “Run,” which addresses the rat race of life we are all on, the feisty and clever “If I Was A Beer,” the emboldened “Bar Back,” the thought-provoking sentimental “Seen You In Your Hometown,” as well as, for the first time on one of her projects, two duets including the title track “Getting Over Him” featuring Jon Pardi and the emotionally difficult “What Do You Think Of?” featuring international pop sensation Lukas Graham, which American Songwriter raves as “stunning.”
Getting Over Him and the previous Getting Good EP (March 2020) are evidence of Lauren’s evolution as a songwriter and as an artist as she wrote each of the songs on both EPs. The pair of EPs follow her No. 1 smash “Road Less Traveled” from the 2017 most-streamed album of the year for a female country artist, Road Less Traveled.
Lauren’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,” “Doin’ Fine,” and the inspiring, “Three.”
The “sassy Southerner with killer pipes” (PARADE) has shared the stage with superstars including Alan Jackson, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Martina McBride and Jason Aldean, and sold out her own, first-ever headlining, That Girl Was Me Tour.
Lauren has received multiple nominations for ACM Awards, CMA Awards, CMT Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Radio Disney Awards and Billboard Music Awards. Awards include 2017 ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year, CMT Breakthrough Video of the Year for her “Road Less Traveled,” and CMT Collaborative Video of the Year for “What Ifs,” the 6x Platinum-selling No. 1 hit with childhood friend, Kane Brown.
The Georgia native has played on some of the highest-profile stages in the world including national television performances on PBS’s A Capitol Fourth, Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, TODAY, ABC’s Good Morning America, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, ABC’s CMA Fest specials, CMA and ACM Awards and more including a performance at the White House for President Obama for a PBS special.