Lauren Alaina Announces Album Release

Posted by Melanie Agee on 08/15/2011

Lauren Alaina revealed to fans the release date for her debut album would be October 11 via email Thursday evening and again nationwide Friday morning on ABC’s Good Morning America. As the American Idol season 10 runner up, the 16 year old is currently featured in the American Idols Live! Tour, which will run through September.

“I have always dreamed of making an album and I can’t believe it’s actually happening,” said Lauren. “It’s because of the fans who voted for me on American Idol that I am here, so I am dedicating this album to them. I hope they love it!"
Lauren says the album has a mixture of different songs. There are a number of up-tempo songs as well as slower ballads. “I tried to get songs that are all a little different so that we could bring a fresh feel to each and every song.”
Her debut single, “Like My Mother Does,” was first performed on American Idol. The video was released last Monday and can be seen on CMT or GAC.
The album title, Wildflower, spawned from writers, Hillary Lindsey, Steven McEwan and Gordie Sampson’s song for the album, “She’s a Wildflower.”
Wildflower is the perfect name for my first album,” said Lauren. “I would consider myself a wildflower because wildflowers are sweet, but then they have a little bit of spunk to them – they are ‘wildflowers.’ I like to have a lot of fun and I’m really sassy, so I feel like a wildflower would be a good description of who I am as a person.”
While on the road with the American Idols Live! Tour, Lauren recorded in several studios across the country with producer Byron Gallimore, who has worked with Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Lee Ann Womack and more.
“I really enjoyed working with him,” Lauren said of Gallimore. “I was nervous at first because I thought it was going to be really intense and hard and maybe even intimidating, but he made me feel right at home. I consider him family now. It was a great learning experience for me and I had a lot of fun.”
Currently, Lauren’s official website is offering an exclusive package when fans pre-order her debut album. The package includes her full-length debut album, Wildflower, an autographed 8x10 photo (for limited quantity of orders), a personalized poster and an instant download of her single “Like My Mother Does,” as well as a chance to enter a sweepstakes for an ultimate Country Music Association Awards experience that includes a meetandgreet with Lauren.