Alaina visits Fox, Today
Thursday, March 22, 2012
– Lauren Alaina is hitting TV next week for two national appearances.
Alaina will be interviewed on Fox & Friends Sunday at 9 a.m. Eastern. The Georgia native will then make her first solo appearance on Today on Monday, March 26 at 10 a.m. Eastern to perform her hit single Georgia Peaches.
The singer/songwriter will also stop by for interviews with ABC News Now and Seventeen.com to talk about everything from her rising career to being the opening act on two tours this year. Alaina will then head to Las Vegas to participate in events surrounding the annual Academy of Country Music Awards (April 1).
The Rossville, Ga teen is back on the road playing a few days later as the opening act for super-duo Sugarland when their "In The Hands of the Fans" tour kicks off on April 5 in Toledo, Ohio. She returns to open for Jason Aldean again for six dates in May including two sold out shows in their home state of Georgia (Atlanta - May 18 / 19).
Alaina the American Idol Season 10 runner up, released her debut album "Wildflower" last fall, and it landed at number 2 on the Billboard's Top Country Album chart and 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.
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