Dancing with the Stars Premieres TONIGHT on ABC.
When to Vote:
The first time the audience can vote is Week 2 on September 23rd. Voting opens at 8p.m. ET / 7p.m. CT/ 5p.m. PT and closes during the last commercial break of the ET/CT broadcast, shortly after all couples have danced. Live votng will only be available during the live show in the Eastern and Central time zones. However, individuals with SMS Text capabilites and/or working access to DWTSVOTE.ABC.GO.com (while the vote is open and active) will be permitted to vote, regardless of time zone, as noted below. Voting will occur weekly as described from 9/23-11/25.
10 votes per couple, per voting method, per voting window - which makes a total of 20 votes for each couple. (e.g. 10 votes for Lauren online and 10 SMS Text votes for Lauren)
How to Vote:
There are two ways to vote: Online & SMS Text
1. Online – Visit DWTSVOTE.ABC.GO.com or abc.com Voters will need to sign up for an ABC account. Voters must be at least 18 years old and in the U.S. or Puerto Rico to vote on ABC.com.
There will be a picture of the couple and their names with “+” and “–” buttons below. Voters will click on the “+” sign to cast up to 10 votes for the couple associated with that button. Once they are done voting, they need to click the “Save Votes” button at the top of the page. That part is very important. Once votes are submitted, voters can edit their votes with the “Change Votes” button if voting hasn’t closed. They will need to click “Save Votes” again if any changes are made.
2. SMS Text – Text LAUREN to 21523 One successful text message equals one vote for that couple. Voters will receive a text message confirming their first vote was submitted and won’t receive another unless they exceed the limit of 10 votes per couple. Voters must have a U.S. phone number/carrier and be in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for votes to count. Message & data rates may apply.
Taylor Magazine's Interview with Lauren Alaina
Written by Ceylan Kumbarji
It’s been eight years since Lauren Alaina was the runner up to Scotty McCreery on American Idol, at just seventeen years old. While the show was a great step for her and her career, it hasn’t been plain sailing the whole way. From a whirlwind debut album after the show, it took six years before her second record, ‘Road Less Traveled’, was released.
When Taylor Magazine sat down with Lauren, she reminisced about her trips to Nashville when she was still a young girl. “I recorded a little CD and I took a bunch of them to Music Row and I went there in my cowgirl hat, knocked on the doors and gave them my CDs. That didn’t work out,” she laughed. “Getting into the music industry was a lot of guessing and hoping for the best.”
We caught up with Lauren while she was in London, and discussed everything from writing songs about painful life experiences, what she wished she’d known on American Idol, and the album that changed her life.
“I just recently wrote a song about my stepdad who passed away in October and I cried the whole writing session. But then you get this really amazing song. The reward is worth the digging. Music heals, and that’s why I fell in love with it, that’s why everyone fell in love with it. If I can be a part of that, that’s amazing.” – Lauren Alaina
Taylor Magazine: How did you get into country music? Tell us a little bit about your journey.
Lauren Alaina: I grew up in Rossville, Georgia, where country music is definitely the most popular kind of music. I grew up listening to R&B and Pop, and all kinds of music, but country always felt the most true to me because of where I grew up . It talks about a lot of things that happen in Georgia. I started singing at three years old, and fell in love with music very early on. It was always my favourite thing to do, to sing and write songs. I don’t remember ever making a conscious decision to be a singer. It was just kind of always that way.
Getting into the music industry was a lot of guessing and hoping for the best. I started travelling to Nashville when I was 11/12. I recorded a little CD and I took a bunch of them to Music Row, and I went there in my cowgirl hat, knocked on the doors and gave them my CDs. That didn’t work out, but I ended up singing downtown. I sang with bands on Broadway and then I was on American Idol. That changed everything for me. I had to work really hard for five or six years to get actual success on radio. It’s been a lot of hard work, but it’s worth it.
Taylor Magazine: What’s your favourite part of what you do and what’s the most challenging part?
Lauren Alaina: Being on stage, or the meet and greets are my favourite parts. The most challenging is definitely being away from home so much and missing holidays and things. My nephews get twice as big every time I see them!
Taylor Magazine: What’s it like to be in the UK and to be performing here?
Lauren Alaina: The fans here are unlike any I’ve ever been in front of. They’re very excited, they know the music and it’s far away from home, so that’s always surprising to me. It feels like America, but older. I’m here for three weeks, and that’s a long time to be away – typically I’ll be gone for a week at most! We just played the Dixie Fields Festival, and I was really ready for this tour because the fans were amazing and knew all the words to ‘Ladies In The 90s’. They were screaming it so loud I let them take over a chorus!
LAUREN ALAINA’S THAT GIRL WAS ME TOUR SHIFTS TO JANUARY KICKOFF
Following the recent news that multi-award-winning country star Lauren Alaina is a contender on this season’s “Dancing with the Stars,” the platinum-selling singer’s That Girl Was Me Tour scheduled for this fall is shifting to a January start date. Lauren’s That Girl Was Me Tour with special guest Filmore now kicks off with two nights in Nashville Jan. 15-16. Lauren is set to headline Boston, New York, Atlanta and more plus previously unannounced markets. Full tour schedule below with additional dates to come.
Known for her “powerhouse, honey-toned vocals that meld timeless twang with a modern sass” (Rolling Stone), Lauren has earned high praise for her dynamic live show and toured with superstars including Luke Bryan, Alan Jackson and Blake Shelton. On the That Girl Was Me Tour, fans can expect to hear favorites from her No. 1 smash “Road Less Traveled,” the Top 25 hit “Doin’ Fine” and the impassioned “Three,” to the 4x Platinum-selling No.1 “What Ifs,” her latest “Ladies in the ’90s” and much more.
* Additional Dates to be Announced
LAUREN ALAINA TO GUEST HOST MIDDAYS ON GO COUNTRY 105 FOR MONTH OF AUGUST 2019
Mercury Records recording artist Lauren Alaina has been tapped to “take over” the Midday show on Los Angeles’ Go Country 105 (KKGO), acting as guest host for the month of August. Lauren will share personal stories, her unique perspective on country music, and much more weekdays from 10 AM – 2 PM PST beginning Wednesday August 7, 2019 through Friday August 30, 2019.
“We are thrilled to partner with such an amazing talent for the month of August. Lauren Alaina has a huge following in Southern California and will have fantastic stories to share” stated Go Country 105 station manager Michael Levine.
“I am always thrilled to hang out with my fans in Southern California so I’m super excited to get to talk to them every day for the month of August,” says Lauren. “Thanks Go Country 105 for letting me host the midday show!”
Fans around the world will be able to hear Lauren Alaina each weekday at www.gocountry105.com and on the Go Country 105 mobile app.
CHRIS YOUNG AND LAUREN ALAINA DUET DROPS TONIGHT
After surprising fans at Spotify House at Ole Red during CMA Music Fest last month, powerhouse vocalists Chris Young and Lauren Alaina, have now released their collaboration, “Town Ain’t Big Enough,” to digital and streaming services! The breakup anthem is written by Chris Young with Cary Barlowe, Corey Crowder and Shay Mooney, who also contributes background vocals on the track. Listen now at: https://smarturl.it/TownAintBigEnough.
This town ain’t big enough
Your friends and mine run into each other all the time
Seems like there ain’t no place to run
This town ain’t big enough for both of us
Multi-platinum entertainer Chris Young’s duet with Lauren Alaina, “Town Ain’t Big Enough,”, plus the “soul shattering” (People) “Drowning” and Top 7 (Billboard/Mediabase) and climbing title track “Raised On Country,” are available now ahead of the CMA, ACM and Grammy nominated singer/songwriter’s upcoming RCA Records Nashville 8th studio album.
LAUREN ALAINA REVEALS PLANS FOR THAT GIRL WAS ME HEADLINING TOUR
Multi-award-winning country star Lauren Alaina announces today via a special video message that her upcoming THAT GIRL WAS ME TOUR will launch this fall. The singer/songwriter kicks off the tour in Columbia, MO on September 14 and will hit additional markets including Boston, New York, Atlanta and Nashville. Tickets are available for purchase beginning this Friday, May 31 at laurenalainaofficial.com/tour. Special VIP packages are also available through VIP Nation and include a gift item, meet and greet access, a unique performance from Lauren and more.
Known for her “powerhouse, honey-toned vocals that meld timeless twang with a modern sass” (Rolling Stone), Lauren Alaina has earned high praise for her dynamic live show while previously touring with the likes of Luke Bryan, Alan Jackson and Blake Shelton. On the THAT GIRL WAS ME TOUR, fans can expect to hear favorites from Lauren’s highly-acclaimed albums including “Three,” Top 25 hit “Doin’ Fine,” No.1 smash hit “Road Less Traveled,” and the 4x Platinum-selling No.1 hit “What Ifs”.
Joining Lauren on tour is new artist Filmore who just released his debut single “Slower” to country radio. The Missouri native has tallied over 50M on-demand streams and has previously opened shows for Sam Hunt, Brett Young, Carrie Underwood and Jon Pardi.
Lauren just released the official music video for her current single “Ladies in the ‘90s,” watch HERE. Directed by Ben Skipworth, the nostalgic video features Lauren as a QVC host highlighting staple products from the decade such as slap bracelets and butterfly hair clips. MusicRow has described the upbeat and catchy tune as an “audio delight” and fans can also catch a behind-the-scenes teaser of the official music video by clicking HERE.
THAT GIRL WAS ME TOUR Dates:
Sep. 14 Columbia, MO The Blue Note
Sep. 19 Warrendale, PA Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
Sep. 20 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Sep. 21 Richmond, VA The National
Sep. 26 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Oct. 3 Columbus, OH The Bluestone*
Oct. 5 Indianapolis, IN 8 Seconds Saloon
Oct. 24 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre
Oct. 25 Nashville, TN Exit/In
Fans can listen to “Ladies in the ’90s” and hear Lauren’s full 90s playlist HERE.
"That Girl Was Me" Tour is Coming to a City Near You!
Lauren Alaina Named Social Media Correspondent for ACM Awards
Lauren Alaina will serve as the official social media correspondent for the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, the organization announced Thursday (April 4).
During the telecast, the country star will bring fans behind the scenes of the awards show from her personal social media handles, as well as the official CBS and ACM platforms. In addition to her social responsibilites, Alaina is also set to perform during the ACM Decades concert leading up to the show and will present during the ceremony.
Announcing the 2019 Lauren Alaina Fan Club Party
Doors will open at 11:00AM.
Tickets are $50 each (plus fees) and include party admission, mini concert, Q&A, food/beverage, surprise souvenir, and a photo opportunity with Lauren.
Each member can purchase up to 4 tickets.
Not a fan club member? Click here to join now.
Tickets on sale Wednesday, March 27th @ 10:00AM CT.
See Lauren Alaina’s Breezy ‘Ladies in the ’90s’ on ‘Seth Meyers’
Lauren Alaina made her first appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Tuesday night, performing her current single “Ladies in the ’90s.” The song, penned by Alaina with Jesse Frasure and Amy Wadge, is the singer’s first new music to follow her 2017 album Road Less Traveled.
In a square-shouldered dress and flanked by her bandmates, Alaina sings of growing up “on radio waves, when the ladies dominated.” In the chorus, she references Deana Carter’s “Strawberry Wine,” Britney Spears’ “Baby,” Shania Twain’s “Man! I Feel Like a Woman,” Faith Hill’s “Breathe,” Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name,” TLC’s “No Scrubs” and Dixie Chicks’ “Cowboy Take Me Away.” Where her recorded version has a burbling, synthesized feel, Alaina’s live performance of “Ladies in the ’90s” gets a rousing rock edge on Late Night thanks to her live band.