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Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina releases her new and most personal and soul-shifting album Sitting Pretty On Top of the World TODAY (September 3rd). Sitting Pretty On Top of the World, Alaina’s third full-length album for Mercury Nashville, follows on the heels of her two critically-acclaimed career-changing EPs released in 2020, Getting Good EP and Getting Over Him EP.


Lauren partners with Opry Entertainment and her friend Blake Shelton’s Ole Red in downtown Nashville for a Sitting Pretty On Top of the World album release Livestream celebration on Tuesday, September 7TH at 8:30 PM Central. The show is free and open to the public. Lauren will introduce and perform songs from the new album. In addition to the live audience, the livestream event will be available to fans all over the world through both Lauren’s Facebook (@LaurenAlaina) and Ole Red’s Facebook (@OleRedNashville).

The Georgia native was a featured guest this week on Entertainment Tonight to talk about her journey to this third album, her upcoming book and starring role in the Hallmark movie, “Roadhouse Romance.” The multi-award winner will have upcoming features and interviews in Billboard, FORBES, PEOPLE, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Southern Living, CMT Hot 20, CIRCLE TV’s Southern Weekend (Oct 14), Holler Country, Music Row and more.

Features have run in, Country Now, RIFF Magazine, Sounds Like Nashville, Taste of Country, The Boot, and more.

Alongside award-winning songwriters Liz Rose, Lori McKenna, Hillary Lindsey, Emily Weisband, David Garcia, Ben Johnson, and more, Lauren co-wrote 14 of the 15 songs on Sitting Pretty On Top of the World, including her current single “Getting Over Him,” featuring Jon Pardi, which is climbing the country charts.

Sitting Pretty On Top of the World Track Listing:
1.   It Was Me                                                             Lauren Alaina, Hillary Lindsey

  1. If The World Was A Small Town                         Lauren Alaina, David Garcia, Josh Miller
  2. Getting Good (featuring Trisha Yearwood)         Emily Weisband
  3. Same Story, Different Saturday Night                 Lauren Alaina, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Liz Rose
  4. On Top Of The World                                          Lauren Alaina, Jordan Reynolds, Sasha Sloan
  5. Run                                                                       Lauren Alaina, Ben Johnson, Kennedi Lykken
  6. What Do You Think Of? (w Lukas Graham)       Lauren Alaina, Jens Carlsson, Asia Whiteacre
  7. I’m Not Sad Anymore                                          Lauren Alaina, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Liz Rose
  8. Getting Over Him (w Jon Pardi)                          Lauren Alaina, Paul DiGiovanni, Emily Weisband
  9. Good Ole Boy                                                       Lauren Alaina, David Garcia, Josh Miller
  10. When The Party’s Over                                        Lauren Alaina, David Garcia Corey Crowder
  11. You Ain’t A Cowboy                                           Lauren Alaina, Casey Brown, Parker Welling
  12. Goodbye Street                                                     Lauren Alaina, Jacob Durrett, Ernest K. Smith
  13. Written In The Bar                                               Lauren Alaina, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Liz Rose
  14. Change My Mind                                                  Lauren Alaina, Cameron Bedell, Seth Ennis

Sitting Pretty On Top of the World was produced by Paul DiGiovanni, with exception of her song “Getting Good” which was produced by David Garcia.

In addition to her new release, the ‘Fall of Lauren Alaina’ includes the Georgia native also starring in a Hallmark Channel movie “Roadhouse Romance” premiering on September 11. On November 23, her inspirational book, Getting Good At Being You will be released. The book is available for presale now wherever books are sold.


About Lauren Alaina:

Lauren Alaina has earned three No. 1 hit singles in just under three years with her smash “Road Less Traveled” (2017), the now 6x Platinum “What Ifs” (2018) with her childhood friend and superstar Kane Brown (his first career No. 1) and most recently “One Beer” (2020) with friend and rising star HARDY (also his first career No. 1).

Her two EPs, Getting Over Him EP 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 title track to Getting Good EP was recently certified GOLD by the RIAA. 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. Her critically acclaimed sophomore album, Road Less Traveled, landed on multiple “Best Of” lists including BillboardRolling 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, TODAYABC’s Good Morning AmericaThe Ellen Degeneres Show, Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, ABC’s CMA Fest specials, CMA and ACM Awards, Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day halftime performance and more including a performance at the White House for President Obama for a PBS special.


Audio / Lauren Alaina talks about writing songs for Sitting Pretty On Top Of The World during the global pandemic.


Lauren Alaina (writing songs for SPOTOTW) OC: …been through. 1:16
“I wrote the whole album during the pandemic. What a crazy time. I was flooded with emotion like the rest of the world, and for the first time in 10 years, I stopped, and I was able to more fully process everything that’s happened over the last ten years, specifically the last two to three years. And I wrote most of the songs in the last six to eight months. And when I went into the studio to record the songs, I had written some of them a month before. I wrote it all in a pretty short amount of time, which is very different than my other projects because I think I wrote Road Less Traveled over like four or five years and I haven’t had a project out in quite a few years. But I really think that this album happened the way that it happened because I was home, and I was able to think about everything that has happened to me and able to process everything that’s happened and get my head wrapped around all of it and write a really raw, emotional, truthful album about everything that I’ve been through.”

Audio / Lauren Alaina says writing songs for her new album, Sitting Pretty On Top Of The World, helped her grow and recognize her growth over the past 10 years.


Lauren Alaina (realized how she’s grown since last album) OC: …in life. :38
“Writing the songs helped me to grow and they also helped me to realize how much I have grown. I’ve been through a lot since I was 16, a lot of life changing events. And this album for me feels like a celebration of all of those things and overcoming all of those things. And I start – this journey is really a lot about my love life more than anything I’ve ever done. I mean I was 16 to 19 writing the last album and this album I was 25. So that’s a really big difference in life.”

Audio / LINER Lauren Alaina (available now)