Lauren Alaina on Coming Back to Nashville and More

Brian Mansfield of Idol Chatter interviewed Lauren Alaina Saturday night before the Idols Live concert in Nashville.

Lauren talks about coming back to the Bridgstone Arena to perform as the Season 10 runner up 1 year after auditioning there.  She almost left without auditioning after the kid who won “Chattanooga Idol” was cut at the tables.  She felt doomed after only coming in 6th in the competition. Luckily, her mom was able to calm Lauren down enough to follow through with her tryout.  It’s a good thing she did!

The album Lauren is working on has a mixture of sweet ballads, with really good stories, and some “really fast songs people can get into and dance to,” she adds, “That’s my favorite type of song.”

Lauren speaks fondly of her producer, Byron Gallimore, who has randomly given her the nickname “Laurinski” it was either that or “Laurabelle.”  At any rate, the two seem like a good team.  Lauren says they are still recording songs. After, they’ll listen to all of them to decide which ones make the album. She’s very excited about a song she recorded that she co-wrote with Brett James and Luke Laird (The song is called “The Funny Thing About Love).  At this point, she’s not sure it’s going to make the album, but she hopes it does.

Watch the interview below

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  • Valentin432

    6th on Chattanooga Idol and not even going through the first selection on AGT to runner up on AI, not bad.

    Good to hear her about the album and writing sessions, I’m hoping to hear some new music soon.

  • Ratna12

    Thanks MJ.

    Lauren is very natural in interviews and I like the fact that sometimes she went off topic and tells some anecdotes, such as her nicknames, her idol audition fear, etc. It makes the interview more conversational-like.

    Hopefully there are good, catchy songs in her album and I’m glad that she likes upbeat songs.

  • rodgers12

    Nice interview as always.

    btw only 6th on Chattanooga idol? wow!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Lauren is very natural, candid and charming in interviews. It’s interesting that she only placed 6th in “Chattanooga idol” and the winner of that competition didn’t even get beyond the first screening. I’m glad that she persevered. Selfishly, I’m hoping that Lauren will record more “poppy” songs, since I’m not a country music fan. I think that both Scotty and Lauren are talented (especially Lauren) and seem like very nice kids.

  • Lucy1234

    Great interview with Lauren – I always enjoy her interviews as she has so much personality. I hope her co-write makes the album which it probably will since she co-wrote it with Luke Laird and Brett James, big name country songwriters, and it seems to have some buzz.