Lauren Alaina Debuts New Song, Danielle Bradbery Performs At CMT Next Women Of Country Event (VIDEO)

Lauren Alaina and Danielle Bradbery-CMT Next Women Of Country

CMA Awards week means a ton of industry events in Nashville, and one of them took place yesterday with CMT’s Next Women Of Country showcase. CMT’s Next Women Of Country was launched in January, “dedicated to showcasing the new generation of signed and unsigned female artists across CMT platforms and at” Both Lauren Alaina and Danielle Bradbery performed, with Lauren debuting a new song and Danielle performed her current t30 and rising single “The Heart Of Dixie.” Check out video courtesy @chriswillman (cwillman):

Danielle Bradbery performs “The Heart Of Dixie”:

The deluxe version of Danielle’s self-titled debut album (which includes her covers of Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus Take The Wheel,” Sara Evans’s “Born To Fly”, Pam Tillis’s “Maybe It Was Memphis, and Jessica Andrews’s “Who I Am) is now available for pre-order, and it’s now possible to download album track “I Will Never Forget You” (co-written by Katrina Elam/, Josh Kear, and Chris Tompkins).

To pre-order Danielle’s debut album, click HERE!

According to a CMT press release, Danielle is the latest addition to the CMT’s Next Women Of Country franchise:

CMT announced Big Machine Records artist Danielle Bradbery would be the newest addition to its NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY franchise, joining 15 other females whom CMT promotes on-air and online throughout the year. The network will grow the franchise to include more than a dozen taped performances with Next Women artists throughout the year, which will air on CMT, CMT Pure and In addition, CMT will highlight Bradbery and Brandy Clark as part of its upcoming LISTEN UP series, a multi-platform franchise that showcases artists on the verge of breaking out.

Lauren Alaina debuted “Same Day, Different Bottle,” which according to EW’s Grady Smith is cowritten by Lauren with Caitlyn Smith and Dan Couch:

According to’s recap, Lauren discussed working on her songwriting since American Idol. She hasn’t released a single to country since “Barefoot & Buckwild” peaked at #57 on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart. “Same Day, Different Bottle” is a country/pop weeper in which Lauren sings about someone else’s alcohol addiction, and it’s a far cry from the aggressive pop/rock stylings of “Barefoot & Buckwild.”

Here’s a list of known cuts &/or cowrites for Lauren’s upcoming sophomore album:

“Ain’t Giving Up On Me Yet” (Lauren Alaina/Eric Arjes) * added 3/30/2015
“Bad For Each Other” (Lauren Alaina/busbee/Nicolle Galyon) * added 3/20/2015 via @Shibbled
“Barefoot & Buckwild” (Lauren Alaina/Chris DeStefano/Jon Nite)
“Beauty Queen” (Lauren Alaina/Catt Gravitt/JT Harding/Rob Hawkins)
“Born & Raised” (Lauren Alaina / Nicolle Galyon / Jimmy Robbins)
“Breakdown” (Heather Morgan/Jimmy Robbins; live video here)
“Catching Fire” (Lauren Alaina/Cary Barlowe/Shane Stevens)
“Cheap Hotel” (Lauren Alaina/Nathan Chapman/Sara Haze)
“Courthouse” (Lauren Alaina / Jesse Lee / Sarah Parish) *added 6/8/2015 via @Shibbled
“Crashing The Boys Club” (Lauren Alaina / Johan Fransson / Emily Weisband) *added 6/8/2015, likely cut
“Every Little Thing” (Lauren Alaina/Jon Nite/Jimmy Robbins)
“Forget Everything You Know” (Lauren Alaina / busbee / Emily Weisband) *added 4/22/2015 via @Shibbled
“Get Your Summertime On” (Lauren Alaina/Matt Dragstrem/Heather Morgan)
“Glitter Lingers” (Lauren Alaina / Blair Daly / Sara Haze) *added 6/8/2015 via @Shibbled
“Goodbye Song” (Lauren Alaina/Cary Barlowe/Eric Paslay)
“Growing Pains” (Lauren Alaina/Cary Barlowe /Blair Daly) *added 7/14/14
“The Hardest Goodbye” (Lauren Alaina/Heather Morgan/Sean McConnell)
“Honest Mistake” (Lauren Alaina/Nathan Chapman)
“Hurt People” (Lauren Alaina / Brett Mikkelson / Eric Snyder)* added 4/28/2015
“I’ll Remember For You” (Lauren Alaina/Jessi Alexander/Troy Verges)
“I’m Doing Fine” (Lauren Alaina/busbee/Emily Shackelton) *likely cut, check out a live performance of the song here.
“If I Had Your Heart” (Lauren Alaina/Steve McEwan/Gordie Sampson)
“It’s Not You It’s Her” (Lauren Alaina/Nathan Chapman)
“It’s Your Mother” (Lauren Alaina / Victoria Banks / Philip Barton / Lindsay Rimes) *added 2/10/2015
“Karma” (Felicia Barton / Todd Wright) * possible cut, added 6/8/2015
“Last Call” (Lauren Alaina / Andrew Pruis / Matthew West) added 5/16/2015
“Leaving Me” (Lauren Alaina/Tom Douglas/Zac Maloy)
“Livin’ For The Night Kinda Town” (Jaron Boyer/Matt Bronleewe/Phil Barton)
“Long Shot” (Lauren Alaina/Marti Frederiksen/Gordie Sampson)
“Look At What You’re Missin'” (Lauren Alaina/Hillary Lindsey/Gordie Sampson)
“Mixtape” (Lauren Alaina / busbee / Liz Rose) *added 2/10/2015
“My Kinda People” (Lauren Alaina / busbee / Emily Weisband) *added 4/21/2015, see live performance here. – likely cut
“New Boyfriend” (Lauren Alaina/Jaron Boyer/Matt Bronleewe/Sara Haze)
“Next Boyfriend” (Lauren Alaina / Matt McVaney / Emily Weisband) *added 6/8/2015, likely cut
“N-O” (Lauren Alaina/Ross Copperman/Ryan Tyndell)
“Painting Pillows” (Lauren Alaina / Alex Masters / Lindsay Rimes) *added 4/22/2015 via @Shibbled
“Pretty” (Lauren Alaina / Felicia Barton / Emily Weisband) * added 3/30/2015. 4/22/2015 update: Check out LQ video of Lauren’s 1st public performance here via LaurenAlainaNow:

“Pretty Something” (Lauren Alaina/April Geesbreght/Danelle Leverett)
“Queen Of Hearts” (Lauren Alaina / Victoria Banks / Lindsay Lee) *added 6/8/2015, likely cut
“Reckless Heartbeat” (Lauren Alaina / busbee / Emily Shackelton) *added 2/10/2015, likely cut
“Ride Around” (Lauren Alaina/Kara DioGuardi/Marti Frederiksen/Catt Gravitt)
“Road Less Traveled” (Lauren Alaina/Jesse Frasure/Meghan Trainor) *likely cut
“Same Day, Different Bottle” (Lauren Alaina/Dan Couch/Caitlyn Smith) *likely cut
“Second Wind” (Lauren Alaina/Sarah Buxton/Jesse Frasure/Tina Parol)
“Single” (Lauren Alaina/Ashley Gorley/Luke Laird)
“Smiling In The Pictures” (Lauren Alaina/Chase McGill/Brett Tyler)
“Song Of The Summer” (Lauren Alaina/Nicolle Galyon/Jimmy Robbins)
“Stranger To My Heart” (Lauren Alaina/Nathan Chapman/Liz Rose)
“Stronger In Time” (Lauren Alaina/Darrell Brown)
“Sugarcoated” (Lauren Alaina/Jason Gantt/Heather Morgan)
“That Chevrolet” (Lauren Alaina/Heather Morgan)
“The Girl” (Lauren Alaina / Audra Mae Butts / Emily Weisband) *added 4/21/2015
“Think Outside The Boy” (Lauren Alaina / Emily Shackelton) *added 6/8/2015, likely cut
“Today I Will” (Lauren Alaina/Tony Lane/David Lee Murphy)
“Told Ya So” (Lauren Alaina/Felicia Barton/Jesse Frasure)
“Town Behind Me” (Lauren Alaina / Jerry Flowers / Bobby Hamrick
“Unnatural” (Lauren Alaina/Johan Fransson/Tim Larsson/Tobias Lundren)
“Up Town Down Home” (Lauren Alaina/Lori McKenna/Jimmy Robbins)
“Watchin’ You Watchin’ Me” (Lauren Alaina / Shane McAnally / Josh Osborne)
“Wake Up Sleeping Beauty” (Lauren Alaina/Tina Parol/Emily Shackelton)
“What Would Jesus Do” (Lauren Alaina/Nicolle Galyon/Jimmy Robbins)
“Who Do You Think You Are” (Lauren Alaina/Preston Brust/Chris Lucas)
“The World’s Gonna Turn Without You” (Lauren Alaina / Marti Frederiksen / Gordie Sampson)
“The World Inside Your Heart” (Lauren Alaina/Cary Barlowe/Eric Paslay)
“We Ain’t Going Home” (Lauren Alaina/Hillary Lindsey/Jimmy Robbins)
“Who Do You Think You Are” (Lauren Alaina/Preston Brust/Chris Lucas)

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Also known as Windmills, I cover country music news and live televised country events, in addition to recapping ABC's 'Nashville.' Additionally, I occasionally do long-form chart analysis that has been cited by Entertainment Weekly, Pitchfork, The Guardian, The New Republic, NPR, and more.