Lauren Alaina Performs Classic Country At Special Country Music: In Performance at the White House.
Lauren Alaina has been on the country scene for less than a year and has already made huge strides as a performer. Granted, as Season 10 runner-up, she is heavily backed by the media giants behind American Idol, but it is impossible to deny that she has a wealth of talent. Another stand-out trait the 16-year old possesses is a surprising amount of grace and poise. Despite the fact that she’s a teenager, Lauren behaves like a pro at every performance or appearance. This was certainly put to the test at her recent gig on the PBS special, Country Music: In Performance at the White House, and she passed with flying colors.
Not only was she performing for the President of the United States, a huge honor in and of itself, but she also held her own with some of country music’s masters, Lyle Lovett and James Taylor, and contemporary favorites, Dierks Bentley and Darius Rucker. Alaina performed a duo with Dierks Bentley of the classic “Always On My Mind” and did a solo version of Loretta Lynn’s famous “Coal Miner’s Daughter“. You can catch videos of both performances below.
With the release of her debut solo album, Wildflower, just months after her successful season on American Idol, along with with several high profile appearances and performances, it is clear that Lauren Alaina is going places and has the work ethic to get there.
Check Out Lauren and Dierks Bentley As They Perform “Always On My Mind“.
Watch Lauren’s Rendition of “Coal Miner’s Daughter“.