Lauren Alaina Unveils ‘Unlocked’ EP (Cover Art, Tracklist)

Lauren Alaina
photo credit Robby Klein

American Idol’s Lauren Alaina announces new EP ‘Unlocked’

Turning the key on a new chapter today, Lauren Alaina is back, announcing her first release since signing to Big Loud Records. Unlocked, her six-song return, is out everywhere June 9.

“It’s been 13 years since we first met, and until a couple of years ago, I don’t know that I ever slowed down for more than a day or two at a time,” the American Idol season 10 runner-up said in a press statement. “I spent more time with the people that matter most to me – my family, my fiancé, my friends – during that period than I had in years. This music comes from my heart and my hometown (Rossville, Georgia). I am who I am because of where and who I come from, and I’m more me today than I’ve ever been. I can’t wait to unlock this next chapter with you.”

Announced first on her socials this morning, the Dancing with the Stars alum laid the foundation for the new EP with a minute and four-second teaser, narrating over b-roll footage of her time in the studio creating the project with producer Joey Moi.

Created by an assembly of Nashville talents, the six-track tacks on cuts by artists Cole Swindell, Ella Langley, and American Idol judge Luke Bryan, mainstay hit makers Josh Osborne, Parker Welling, and Hunter Phelps, and newcomers Emily Landis, Rocky Block, John Byron, and Lydia Vaughan among others. It also features a duet with hit making collaborator and friend, Lainey Wilson.

Lauren Alaina Unlocked Cover Art
courtesy of Big Loud Records

Unlocked Tracklist

  1. A Walk In The Bar (Lauren Alaina, Casey Brown, Lydia Vaughan, Parker Welling)
  2. Hangovers (John Byron, Greylan James, Josh Osborne, Matt Roy)
  3. Don’t Judge A Woman (Autumn McEntire, Joybeth Taylor, Sarah Allison Turner)
  4. Smaller The Town (Zach Crowell, Joel Hutsell, Cole Swindell, Hunter Phelps)
  5. Like Her (Trannie Anderson, Joe Fox, Emily Landis, Ella Langley)
  6. Thicc As Thieves (feat. Lainey Wilson) (Lauren Alaina, Rocky Block, Luke Bryan, Dallas Davidson, Jacob Durrett, Parker Welling)

All songs produced by Joey Moi

Grand Ole Opry member and chart topping singer

Grand Ole Opry member Lauren Alaina has earned three chart-topping hits: RIAA platinum-certified “Road Less Traveled,” 7x platinum “What Ifs” with her childhood friend Kane Brown, and 2x platinum “ONE BEER” with labelmate HARDY + Devin Dawson.

The Georgia-born artist has shared the stage with Alan Jackson, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Martina McBride, and Jason Aldean. She’s headlined two tours, the sold-out That Girl Was Me Tour and bar-raising On Top Of The World Tour Presented by Maurices.

The country singer has performed on some of the highest-profile stages in the world including PBS’ A Capitol Fourth, Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, CBS’ reality show Beyond The Edge, TODAY, Good Morning America, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, ABC’s CMA Fest specials, CMA and ACM Awards, Nickelodeon’s All That, Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day halftime performance, MLB’s World Series national anthem performance, a performance at the White House for President Obama, and more.

Lauren Alaina
photo credit: Robby Klein
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