City of Hope’s 28th annual Celebrity Softball Game continues to announce talent for the Saturday, June 9, event at First Tennessee Park. Bobby Bones, Brandi Cyrus, Lauren Alaina, Tegan Marie, Trent Harmon, Lucas Hoge, Jay Cutler and Marc Mariani have been added to the list of talent participating in the event. Teams iHeart Radio andGrand Ole Opry will meet at the field for a friendly competition for a great cause. CLICK HERE for tickets ranging $15 – $35. For media and photo passes, CLICK HERE. Office Depot will join the game for the first time as a supporting sponsor. Other notable partners include CMA Fest, U.S. Army, Grand Ole Opry and iHeart Radio. Big Machine artist and Season 15 winner of ABC’s “American Idol” Trent Harmon will also perform the national anthem. City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game veteran and national radio personality Bobby Bones will continue as iHeart’s team captain. Reigning ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year Lauren Alaina will return to the game after several years of support. DJ, fashion blogger and member of the Cyrus dynasty Brandi Cyrus will play in the game for the first time. Warner Music Nashville artist Tegan Marie, 14, one of the youngest female country singers to sign a record deal in decades, will participate in the game along with Billboard No. 1 artist Lucas Hogeand NFL players Jay Cutler and Marc Mariani. [bctt tweet=”.@cityofhope announces @mrBobbyBones @laurenalaina @brandicyrus @trentharmon @teganmariemusic @lucashoge and more for #strikeoutcancer18″ username=”My_CountryMusic”] As previously announced, The Scott Brothers are warming up for some sibling rivalry this year and Naomi Judd, who participated in the game in the early ’90s, is dusting off her glove and returning as a play-by-play guest announcer. More talent will be announced soon. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com. As always, 100 percent of event net profits benefit City of Hope. For more information,visitcityofhope.org/softball or follow City of Hope onTwitter, Facebook and Instagram. ABOUT CITY OF HOPE: City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the world. City of Hope is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California. It is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation, diabetes andnumerous breakthrough cancer drugs based on technology developed at the institution.
Congratulations are in order for Lauren Alaina, Midland and Brett Young! The Academy announced this morning that the three have been named New Female Vocalist of the Year, New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year and New Male Vocalist of the Year, respectively. Alaina, Midland and Young received the news via a surprise phone call from this year’s ACM Awards host Reba McEntire. In addition to receiving their first-ever ACM Award wins, they will also be performing at the ACM Awards show for the first time on Sunday, April 15th in Las Vegas. Watch the moment they heard the good news! Click to see Lauren, Midland and Brett ‘s reactions. And click below to see them LIVE in Las Vegas at the 53rd ACM Awards!
DUSTIN LYNCH, LAUREN ALAINA, CAM, and SARA EVANS are slated to perform at the “91ST ANNUAL MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE” in NEW YORK CITY. The parade will air on NBC-TV beginning at 9a until noon (ET) on THANKSGIVING DAY. Other performances include Pop acts 98 DEGREES, SABRINA CARPENTER, ANDRA DAY & COMMON, FLO RIDA, BEBE REXHA, and more.
CMT TO DEBUT LAUREN ALAINA’S ROMANTIC COMEDY “ROAD LESS TRAVELED” ON NOVEMBER 10 CMT announced that singer/songwriter Lauren Alaina’s new romantic comedy “Road Less Traveled” – titled for Alaina’s hit single of the same name – will make its television debut Friday, November 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on CMT (encores Saturday, November 11 at Noon ET/PT).
American Idol alumni Lauren Alaina is back in the spotlight with the release of an official lyric video for the heart wrenching song “Doin Fine” from her recent album “Road Less Traveled“. The track is a great reminder that no matter how strong someone looks on the outside, we’re all waging some kind of war in the inside.
Congratulations to MERCURY NASHVILLE/19/INTERSCOPE artist LAUREN ALAINA for scoring the #1 spot on the MEDIABASE Country singles chart with her single, “Road Less Traveled.” This is ALAINA’s first career #1. Kudos to UMG NASHVILLE SVP/Promotion ROYCE RISSER; MERCURY NASHVILLE VP/Promotion DAMON MOBERLY; UMG NASHVILLE VP/Promotion DAVID FRIEDMAN; UMG NASHVILLE Nat’l Dir./Radio Syndication DONNA HUGHES, Dir./Promotion & Radio Marketing CHRIS SCHULER; MERCURY NASHVILLE Sr. Dir./MIDWEST Promotion CHARLIE DEAN, Dir./WEST COAST Promotion SALLY GREEN, Dir./SOUTHWEST Promotion JILL BRUNETT, Dir./NORTHEAST Promotion SUMMER HARLOW, Dir./SOUTHEAST Promotion JACK CHRISTOPHER, and Promotion Coordinator NICK KAPER. ALL ACCESS delivered sweet treats to the MERCURY NASHVILLE office TODAY (4/10) to congratulate the staff on their success.
Lauren Alaina Announces She’s Back In The Studio and Working On a Second Album for 2013! Just when I think Lauren Alaina can’t do anything else to make herself any more endearing…she posts an adorable video like the one below to her Facebook! Alaina took to the social platform this morning with the candid video to let fans know she’s working on new music, has been writing with talented folks in Nashville and is really excited to release the new tracks! She doesn’t specifically say that the album will be out this year, but I’m willing to bet, we’ll be hearing news along those lines sometime soon! Get more from Lauren on Facebook and Twitter! Watch Lauren Alaina’s Special Message Now!
Lauren Alaina Counts Down To Her 18th Birthday With The 18-City Incy-By-Inch Tour! Lauren Alaina will make her way, inch by inch, to her 18th birthday when she embarks on an 18-city tour in support of her current single “Eighteen Inches.” Lauren is teaming up with local charities and the Special Olympics to donate a portion of each sale of her limited edition 18-City Inch-By-Inch Tour t-shirt. Lauren is trying to make a difference city-by-city, inch-by-inch. Fans who cannot make it to one of these shows can still do their part and purchase the limited edition t-shirt from Lauren’s website www.laurenalainaofficial.com. “Eighteen Inches,” co-written by Carrie Underwood, Kelley Lovelace and Ashley Gorley, has hit the Top 40 on the country singles chart and is steadily rising. Tour Dates Sept. 21 Bloomsburg, PA Sept. 22 Long Island, NY Sept. 29 Salem, VA Oct. 4 Atlanta, GA Oct. 5 Dalton, GA Oct. 9 Akron, OH Oct. 11 Baton Rouge, LA Oct. 13 Maryville, TN Oct. 15 Visalia, CA Oct. 20 Ashburn, VA Oct. 21 Miami, FL Oct. 23 Orlando, FL Oct. 25 Mobile, AL Oct. 27 Raleigh, NC Nov. 2 Ladson, SC NOV 8 LAUREN ALAINA 18 YEARS OLD Nov. 9 Jacksonville, FL Nov. 11 Baltimore, MD Nov. 12 Pittsburgh, PA
Lauren Alaina Interview: Country Music Singin’ Newbie Answers 10 Questions for CMNB! Since Lauren Alaina won over the hearts of America and the country music fan base on American Idol, she has been a busy, busy young woman releasing music, touring, performing and making appearances everywhere from the Grand Ole Opry to country music awards shows! Despite being so busy, Lauren took the time to answer ten questions just for CMNB! You can check out the interview below, and also look through our photos from her recent performance at The AMP in Fayetteville, AR! 10 Questions for Lauren Alaina: 1. You’ve had a heck of a year (and more)! What was your favorite moment? There are seriously so many pinch me moments! If I relate this question to touring, I would say when I was on tour with Jason Aldean I got to sing “Dont You Wanna Stay” with him during his set. It was incredible! 2. Your debut album is amazing! What was your favorite part of the recording process? I love the whole vibe of being in the studio. I get to be free and just simply be me. I like to try new things and push myself. It’s always fun to hear back the finished product after you work so hard. 3. Which of your songs do you enjoy performing live the most? My favorite song to do live is probably “Tupelo“. The live version is a lot different than the record. That is probably what is so fun about doing songs live. We worked up some changes and it’s sooo much fun. 4. Since your time of American Idol, a lot has changed. What in your life has stayed the same? My family and friends are still as close to me as they were before, and that’s super important to me. 5. So, you’re obviously a very busy young woman…when you’re not hard at work, what do you like to do for fun? I like to be at home and just enjoy time with friends and family. 6. What are your plans for the future? I strive everyday to be the best person I can be. I take my life day by day. I don’t know exactly what the future holds but I’m completely prepared for it. I am a senior in high school so I am definitely thinking about my academic future. I just have to determine what path will work best for me. 7. Will we be seeing new music from Lauren Alaina in 2013? Definitely. I’m always preparing new music. I can’t wait to share it! 8. Who are your influences/inspirations? My momma. She is the most important person in my life (: 9. From what you’ve seen and experienced so far, what advice would you give to other young women who are aspiring singers/performers? Believe in yourself and keep doing what you love. Trust in your family and God, the rest will fall into place. 10. Lastly, for fun, what are your Continue reading