Mercury Nashville/19 Recordings/Interscope artist Lauren Alaina will release her new single, “Eighteen Inches,” to radio on July 16. The song was co-written by Carrie Underwood, Kelley Lovelace and Ashley Gorley.
“It's amazing to have an artist like Carrie Underwood, whom I look up to so much write my single,” beamed Alaina. “Kelley, Ashley, and Carrie all did a wonderful job writing such an incredible song. I feel so honored to be able to bring to life the beautiful story within the song.”
"It's so wonderful when a song you had a hand in writing finds the perfect home,” said Carrie Underwood. “Lauren's voice tells the story of 'Eighteen Inches' beautifully. What an incredible talent!"
The 17 year-old singer/songwriter is nominated for two Teen Choice Awards. Her nominations are for Choice Female Country Artist and Choice TV: Female Reality Star (American Idol).The two-hour special airs live Sunday, July 22 on FOX.
The American Idol Season 10 runner up released her debut album Wildflower and it landed at No. 2 on the Billboard’s Top Country Album chart and an impressive No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200. She became the youngest female artist to debut this high on the Billboard charts since LeAnn Rimes' debut 15 years ago and is the best-selling country female debut since 2006.
She landed her first major tour opening for fellow Georgia natives Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan for Aldean’s “My Kinda Party” Arena Tour and is currently on tour opening for Sugarland’s In Your Hands tour. In addition to her two Teen Choice nominations, she received her first major award nominations this year for the CMT Music Awards “USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year” for her top 30 hit “Georgia Peaches.”