Lauren Alaina to Begin Recording in Nashville This Week

Mercury/19/Interscope promotes Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina with a new press release:

AMERICAN IDOL: TOP 24: Lauren Alaina,  16,  Rossville,  GA. CR: Michael Becker / FOX

MERCURY NASHVILLE/19 RECORDINGS/INTERSCOPE artist LAUREN ALAINA’s first single after taking second place to SCOTTY McCREERY on “American Idol, ” “Like My Mother Does, ” has become the highest debut for a second-place finalist in six years.

“This is so awesome!” LAUREN said. “’American Idol’ has changed my life, so I’m excited that the songs I performed on there are doing so well. I can’t believe that I have a song out on country radio, much less that so many stations started playing it right away. I can’t wait to get out and meet everybody and thank them personally for playing my song.

LAUREN will begin recording her debut album this week in NASHVILLE, where she will also participate in the annual CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL, which takes place in downtown NASHVILLE from 9th through 12th. She will present at the CMT MUSIC AWARDS on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8th and play in the CITY OF HOPE CELEBRITY SOFTBALL GAME on SATURDAY, JUNE 11th. She is making her GRAND OLE OPRY debut on FRIDAY, JUNE 10th.

LAUREN will join the AMERICAN IDOLS LIVE tour that begins JULY 6th in SALT LAKE CITY, UT, and runs through SEPTEMBER. She is also performing on ABC-TV’s GOOD MORNING AMERICA on AUGUST 12th.

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Cool to see Lauren…and Scotty get the big push from TPTB.  That statistic about her single could be challenged. If you consider Archie’s “Crush” as his post-Idol debut, well then he debuted higher at #2 on the Hot 100 in 2008.

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