Alaina sings anthem at Detroit Turkey Day game
Thursday, November 10, 2011
– Lauren Alaina will kick off the first game of the NFL's Thanksgiving Day tripleheader with a televised performance of the national anthem between host Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Nov. 24 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern on Fox.
Alaina will be joined by PLAY 60 youth ambassadors from the NFL Youth Education Town - Boys & Girls Club at the Dick & Sandy Dauch Campus in Detroit, a United Way agency. Designed to tackle childhood obesity, NFL PLAY 60 brings together the NFL's long-standing commitment to health and wellness.
Alaina, a Rossville, Ga. native, and the American Idol Season 10 runner up, released her debut album "Wildflower."
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Lauren Alaina made her national name on American Idol (placing second to Scotty McCreery). But she really seems best fitted for "The X Factor." There's something elusively compelling in how the Georgian's positive, eager attitude shines through, even in small doses. It was on full display when she appeared in a 2020 Thanksgiving halftime concert for the NFL. Alaina was only on stage a minute at most. But she elevated the duet with Kane Brown with those high-octane octaves, then ...
Lauren Alaina's "Getting Good" may not measure up to a traditionalist's high standards, but as a pop-country compromise, it's pretty darn good. Whether it's the fiddle running through the proving-I'm-country "In My Veins," or the banjo underpinning "Somebody Else's Problem," Alaina puts just enough country in these six songs to consistently touch twangy pleasure centers.
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It's been six years since Lauren Aliana tasted mega success as runner up on American Idol. She was anxious to get out her first full-length effort since 2011's "Wildflower." She reflected, "I wrote for it for three and a half years. I've grown so much as a person, a songwriter and an artist in that time. These songs are a true representation of who I am, where I've been and where I'm going. This album has pushed me to accept who I am and be 100% honest about it. ...