Multi-Platinum-selling No. 1 singer-songwriter Lauren Alaina was surprised backstage Tuesday night (July 20th) before her performance on the Grand Ole Opry with a plaque celebrating her song “Getting Good” being certified GOLD® by the RIAA. “Getting Good,” written by Emily Weisband, is included on her Getting Good EP. Alaina also realized a childhood dream with getting to record a special mix of “Getting Good” with her friend/mentor, superstar Trisha Yearwood.
Last night at the @opry was CERTIFIABLY GOLD. My team surprised me with FOUR gold records. This achievement as a female in country music is such an honor. Thank you to my fans for listening&buying the music I pour my heart into. These gold records are just as much yours. @RIAA pic.twitter.com/LGYaNcoIPX
— Lauren Alaina (@Lauren_Alaina) July 21, 2021
“This achievement as a female in Country music is such an honor,” said Alaina. “Thank you to my fans for listening and buying the music I pour my heart into. These Gold records are just as much yours as they are mine.”
Additionally, Alaina received the news tonight that her singles “Like My Mother Does” from her debut album Wildflower as well as “Doin’ Fine” and the title track “Road Less Travelled” from her career-changing sophomore album Road Less Travelled were also certified GOLD® by the RIAA.
In more Lauren Alaina news, the Georgia native will star in an upcoming episode of CBS Television’s Secret Celebrity Renovation. She will join Florida Georgia Line’s I Love My Country Tour in September and will star in a Hallmark Channel movie “Roadhouse Romance” premiering on September 11. On November 2, her book, “Getting Good At Being You” will be released. The book is available for presale wherever books are sold.
In 2020, Alaina had just wrapped her SOLD OUT headlining That Girl Was Me Tour and was on tour with Blake Shelton when all touring had to stop because of COVID-19. Despite the halt in touring, Alaina refocused and found herself working harder than ever to work and stay connected with her fans which helped her with a blessed career-defining 2020 which included scoring her 3rd career No. 1 (in less than 4 years) with her HARDY and Devin Dawson collaboration “One Beer,” a performance with Kane Brown to perform their 6X Platinum hit “What Ifs” at the halftime show of the traditional Thanksgiving Day Dallas Cowboys football game; her duet “What Do You Think Of?” from her Getting Good EP featuring international pop sensation Lukas Graham shot up the iTunes chart hitting No. 1 on iTunes country and No. 4 on the all-genre chart. The video for “What Do You Think Of?”, directed by TK McKamy, marked the largest-scale Virtual Production (VP) shoot for a music video in the world at the time. Alaina continued to make herself available to be part of several charitable events/fundraisers including Grand Ole Opry’s popular 12th annual Opry Goes Pink to help raise awareness for breast cancer research, performing in the 93rd Annual Nashville Christmas Parade benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and she performed and hosted Musician on Call’s(MOC) “I’m On Call for Tennessee” virtual concert that was made available to healthcare facilities statewide for patients and staff to enjoy throughout the month of December through MOC’s Virtual Bedside Performance Program.
The rising superstar also was able to perform on several national television performances of her single “Run” on Good Morning American on ABC and on the 94th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade live from New York City. Additionally, Alaina was tapped to 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) and she Alaina traveled to Washington D.C. to perform on the 40th annual broadcast of the top-rated PBS special “A Capitol Fourth performing “This Land Is My Land,” performed “Two Pina Coladas” with Lindsay Ell and Cassadee Pope on the CMA Summer Stay-Cay livestream special and was part of CMT’s Benefit Concert for Love & Acceptance and again performed with Kane Brown their 6XPlatinum-selling “What Ifs” on the nationally-televised CMA Best of Fest on ABC.
Her Getting Over Him EP, released in March, right in the middle of the pandemic, garnered major national media exposure with interviews and 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.
Lauren Alaina (Getting Good) OC: …reminder of that. :14
“ ‘Getting Good’ is all about loving where you are right now. In society, we are all moving so fast, and that’s such a wonderful thing, but I think it’s also really important sometimes to be still and count your blessings, and this song is a reminder of that.”