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FULL NAME: Lauren Alaina Kristine Suddeth
HOMETOWN: Rossville, Georgia
BIRTHDAY: November 8, 1994
AGE: 29
BIO: Lauren Alaina is a country singer that rose to fame on American Idol season 10, where she placed in second. Since Aliana’s audition, she was a clear judge favorite. She flew through the competition, and ultimately ended up as the runner up to winner Scotty McCreery.

Soon after American Idol, Alaina signed to Interscope Records, Mercury Nashville, and 19 Recordings. Her single “Like My Mother Does” entered the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart at No. 49 and the Hot 100 chart at No. 20. It peaked at No. 36 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs.

In 2011, Alaina released her debut album, Wildflower. It debuted at No. 5 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and No. 2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Alaina released her second album, Road Less Traveled, in 2017. This singer has won “New Art of The Year” and “New Female Vocalist of the Year” at the American Country Awards, “Breakthrough Video of the Year” and “Collaborative Video of the Year” at the CMT Music Awards, and was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2022.

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