Alaina makes the rounds
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
– Lauren Alaina will release her debut album, "Wildflower," on Oct. 11 with a nationwide media blitz that will include national television appearances including the release day kickoff and premiere performance of her upcoming new single Georgia Peaches.
Alaina will be on Good Morning America (Oct. 11), Live! With Regis & Kelly (Oct. 13); The Ellen Degeneres Show (Oct. 21) as well as interview features on E! News, Entertainment Tonight/The Insider, CNN, GOOD DAY LA, CMT Insider (Oct. 8), GAC "On The Streets" (Oct. 11) and GAC "Top 20 Countdown" (Oct. 14).
"Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed of releasing my own album. I can't believe the day is here!" said Alaina. "I am excited to share it with the fans who have been supporting me throughout my journey. I hope they enjoy listening to this record as much as I did making it."
Georgia Peaches, the second single from "Wildflower" officially goes for radio adds on Oct. 24.
GAC will premiere a half-hour special "Introducing: Lauren Alaina" on Oct. 10 at 9 p.m. eastern. GAC cameras have been following Alaina around since June. The show features interviews with family, friends and industry leaders who have played a role in her life.
On Oct. 22, Alaina will perform on The Grand Ole Opry, which will be televised on Opry Live on GAC at 8 p.m. eastern.
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