Lauren Alaina Kristine Suddeth, professionally known as Lauren Alaina, is an American musician who was born on November 8th, 1994 in Rossville, Georgia. She is a songwriter, singer, and actress, and was also the runner-up on the 10th American Idol season.
But that is not her first experience with competitions since she had been singing when she was 3 years old in family gatherings, church choirs, vacations, restaurants as well as youth competitions. Not only that but being a winner had been her norm.
After her success in American Idol, she was signed with Interscope Records and after that, she released the debut single "Like My Mother Does", a song that got her on Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart and Billboard Hot 100.
For a while, Lauren Alaina made herself available on shows such as The Tonight Show, The Today Show, Live with Regis and Kelly. Later, she presented at the CMT Music Awards.
With that as her first forage into her career as a singer, her debut album "Wildflower" was released on October 11, 2011, which debuted the US Billboard 200 Chart at Number 5 position, selling 69,000 copies. From this album, the single "Georgia Peaches" made it to the 28th spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. But that is not all; the third single from the album "Eighteen Inches" also made it to 37th position.
And in an effort to promote her album Alaina made some television and radio appearances like Good Morning America, The Ellen Degeneres Show, as well as the live program – In Performance – at the white house where Barack Obama and Michelle Obama were in attendance.
In 2013, Lauren Alaina started recording for her second album and at this point, she released the song "Barefoot and Buckwild" and made it to the 34th spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
From then on, she released singles such as "Next Boyfriend" and this was followed by "Road Less Traveled" a song she co-wrote with Meghan Trainor and Jesse Frasure, it was a Number 1 song on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.
Finally, on January 27, 2017, Alaina released her second album named after the same song "Road Less Traveled". She has been known to describe it as very different from her first album and noticeably portrays self-acceptance and love. The album has some sad songs as well as some fun songs.
Alaina became the only female to top two country charts in 2017 after Road Less Traveled topped the Country Airplay chart and Hot Country Chart. This also made her one of the only three women to top either country chart in 2017.
Alaina has declared that music has helped her in her struggle with Bulimia and to prove that she is doing fine she came up with the song "Doin’ Fine" on the album Road Less Traveled. As we can see for ourselves, this young vibrant young singer has come through a rough patch, but she is fine and hopefully has a fulfilling career ahead of her.