EP’s First Song “Run” To Be Released Friday, July 31 Across All Digital Service Providers

EP Cover Art, Track Listing revealed!

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Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Lauren Alaina, releases her new song “Run” on Friday (July 31), across all digital service providers. “Run,” co-written by Alaina, Ben Johnson and Kennedi, is the first song from the multi-award winner’s upcoming new EP, Getting Over Him, coming September 4.

“I wrote ‘Run’ with Ben Johnson and Kennedi,” said Alaina. “We are all running. Constantly. Non-Stop. Even in this quarantine, we are all still the busiest we’ve ever been. Life just keeps going and going and going in unbelievable paces as we try to race ourselves to the next thing. My idea with the song was to refer to examples of all things that run because no matter what your walk of life is we are all racing to the next thing. We are all trying to get where we are going. We all get our hearts broken. We all have these childhood dreams. We ‘run’ to make it all happen.”

“Music is my lifeline,” said Alaina. “Music literally pulls me out of everything I ever go through [career, heartbreak, family, self-worth, love] and I feel really empowered with this music. I feel like this music shows my personal growth and my emotional growth. This EP of songs is all about loving myself through other people not loving me and not staying with me. It’s about me being able to get back to that same confident girl I wrote about on Road Less Travelled and to hold on to that confidence. I get to celebrate that with this music and I am so excited. I can’t wait for the fans to hear it.”

Getting Over Him features two duets, including the title track duet with her labelmate and friend Jon Pardi. “I’ve done duets with other people for their projects, but I have never done any for my own,” says Alaina. “I’ve got a duet with Pardi on his album, and then he loved this one [“Getting Over Him”]. His energy is so amazing. I can’t believe I have a rebound song – but I do. (Laughs).

The Georgia native also enlisted International pop sensation Lukas Graham to duet with her on her most vulnerable and heartbreaking “What Do You Think Of?” “Lukas Graham’s vocal on this is ridiculous,” said Alaina. “I am the most nervous about releasing this one because I was so vulnerable when I wrote it. Most of my songs come from more of a sassy and empowered place and this song comes from a really broken place. But I think it’s important because it is a part of who I am. It’s a part of what I went through. And if I am going to be honest in my music I have to share songs like that too.”

Getting Over Him EP Track Listing:

1. Run Lauren Alaina/Ben Johnson/Kennedi

2. If I Was A Beer Lauren Alaina/David Garcia/Hardy

3. Bar Back Lauren Alaina/David Garcia/Hilary Lindsay

4. Getting Over Him (duet with Jon Pardi) Lauren Alaina/Paul DiGiovanni/Emily Weisband

5. Seen You In Your Hometown Lauren Alaina/Ben Johnson/ Kennedi

6. What Do You Think Of? (duet with Lukas Graham) Lauren Alaina/Johan Carlsson/Asia Whiteacre

Alaina, one of the hottest rising female artists in country music, is making her way up the country singles chart with her current radio single “Getting Good,” the title track to the EP. Last month the Georgia native released, across all digital platforms, a special mix of “Getting Good” which features her friend/mentor, superstar Trisha Yearwood.

Alaina has most recently performed on the 40th annual broadcast of the top-rated PBS special “A Capitol Fourth performing “This Land Is My Land,” CMA Summer Stay-Cay livestream special where she performed “Women of Summer” with Lindsay Ell and Cassadee Pope as well as “Say It With a Song” Game with Devin Dawson and HARDY as well as CMT’s Benefit Concert for Love & Acceptance and she and her friend Kane Brown performed their 5XPlatinum-selling “What Ifs” on the recent nationally-televised CMA Best of Fest on ABC.

Lauren Alaina Getting GoodAfter the release of the fun, nostalgic “Ladies in the ’90s,” followed by the deeply personal track “The Other Side,” Lauren Alaina is letting fans in on the full scope of her upcoming six-song EP, Getting Good, which releases March 6.

Alaina co-wrote five of the EP’s tracks, with the exception of the title track, which was penned solely by songwriter and pop artist Emily Weisband. Jesse Frasure and David Garcia each produced and co-wrote tracks on the project.

Thursday night (Feb. 13), Alaina opened the first show on Blake Shelton’s Friends & Heroes Tour 2020 in Portland, Oregon. The tour continues tonight in Tacoma, Washington, and includes upcoming shows in Spokane, Washington; Bakersfield, California; Denver, Colorado and more.

Getting Good EP Track Listing

  1. In My Veins (Lauren Alaina, Cary Barlowe, Hillary Lindsey, Jesse Frasure)
  2. Getting Good* (Emily Weisband)
  3. Somebody Else’s Problem (Lauren Alaina, Jesse Frasure, Geoff Warburton)
  4. Ladies In The ’90s (Lauren Alaina, Jesse Frasure, Amy Wadge)
  5. Country In Me* (Lauren Alaina, David Garcia, Emily Weisband)
  6. The Other Side* (Lauren Alaina, Zach Kale, Jon Nite)

Produced by Jesse Frasure

 

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Lauren Alaina’s That Girl Was Me Tour took on a whole new meaning at a recent show when the singer saw herself in a young fan. The “Getting Good” singer posted a photo of a young girl hugging her and visibly sobbing as she met her in a meet and greet. As noted in the caption, Alaina admits that she did the exact same thing when she first met Carrie Underwood on the set of American Idol. This got Lauren thinking about the kind of impact she is making on young fans with her music.

I got so excited when I saw Carrie in the room that I started sobbing,” Lauren writes. “After I said this to this little girl, I had this crazy moment. I thought, ‘Does my music have the same impact on her that Carrie’s music has on me?!’ I can only hope that my music means as much to little girls (and people of all ages) as Carrie’s music means to me.”

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Celebrates Nashville Tour Kickoff with My Kinda People Charity Contribution to Musicians On Call
Lauren to Perform “Getting Good” on NBC’s TODAY Show Jan. 27

Country star Lauren Alaina kicked off her headlining That Girl Was Me Tour with special guest Filmore with back-to-back sold-out nights at Nashville’s Exit / In (Jan. 15-16) followed by a sold-out show at 8 Seconds Saloon in Indianapolis (Jan. 18).

Lauren’s 90-minute set takes fans on a journey with her from the lighthearted, with “Georgia Peaches” and “Ladies in the ’90s,” to the deeply personal, with “Doin’ Fine” and “The Other Side,” to the redemptive with No. 1 hit “Road Less Traveled.” Lauren owns the stage with every note, each song recorded by and/or written by the Georgia native, and her passionate fans stay in stride all night, singing every word including to brand new, unreleased music performed publicly only once prior to the tour. Opening night also saw surprise guests Devin Dawson and HARDY join Lauren on stage for a performance of the trio’s “One Beer.”

Another highlight of the night is Lauren’s inviting tune, “My Kinda People,” which lends its name to her My Kinda People charity. Always touched by the personal – sometimes uplifting, sometimes tragic – stories her fans share with her, the My Kinda People initiative began as a way for Lauren to give back when and where she could. In celebration of the Nashville tour kickoff, Lauren gave a contribution to Musicians On Call (MOC). Dear to Lauren’s heart, MOC is an organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. She has volunteered many times with MOC, seeing and experiencing firsthand the healing power of music.

The That Girl Was Me Tour continues this weekend in Columbia, Mo.; Rosemont, Ill. and Warrendale, Pa. (sold out), before heading to New York City’s Bowery Ballroom (sold out). While in NYC, Lauren will also stop by NBC’s TODAY Show to perform her current radio single “Getting Good” on Monday, Jan. 27.

For more information on Lauren and the, That Girl Was Me Tour, visit www.LaurenAlainaOfficial.com

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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.

 

Voting Limits:

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.

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Screen Shot 2019 08 08 at 10.55.37It’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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

LAMulti-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

*Opener TBD

Fans can listen to “Ladies in the ’90s” and hear Lauren’s full 90s playlist HERE.

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