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Lauren Alaina Makes Debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers

Lauren Alaina Seth Meyers

Photo Via @Lauren_Alaina Twitter

Reigning ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year, Lauren Alaina took the stage last night for the first time on NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers.” The songstress sang her sassy hit single, “Ladies in the ’90s,” which she co-wrote with talented songwriters Jesse Frasure and Amy Wadge.

With her record in hand, host Seth Meyers excitedly introduced Alaina to the stage sharing, “Performing her hit “Ladies in the ’90s,” please welcome to the show, Lauren Alaina everyone!” The singer-songwriter gave a shout-out to the host on Twitter, tweeting a cute picture of the two with a sweet sentiment, just before the show aired. The tweet stated “Seth, I adMEYER you so much. It’s an honor to be on @LateNightSeth,” adding a message to her fans, “Y’all be sure to tune in tonight @sethmeyers #LNSM.”

Alaina took the stage, accompanied by a four-piece band. Stunning with her vocals, sass, and beautiful dress, the singer gave a performance of her catchy and upbeat tune. Alaina appeared to have so much fun on stage and her personality shined through with every note. The track celebrates female artists of the 1990s across all genres of music, and it was clear that Alaina was embodying those fabulous artists with her confidence and stage presence. Check out the full performance below

Alaina is set to bring her epic vocals and performance to the big stage in her supporting role on Blake Shelton’s ‘Friends and Heroes 2019 Tour, which will run midway through June. She is accompanied by singers, John Anderson, The Bellamy Brothers, and Trace Adkins. The tour does not currently have a stop in the New York area, but Shelton, Alaina, and the other openers will perform in Connecticut at the Mohegan Sun Arena on March 21st. For tickets and more information head to laurenalainaofficial.com.

 

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Lauren Alaina Takes Us Back to The ’90s in New Single

Lauren Alaina, "Ladies In The '90s"

Lauren Alaina, “Ladies In The ’90s”

ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year, Lauren Alaina released her latest single, “Ladies in the ‘90s” to country radio today (Oct 5). The song is said to be the first single off her next studio album. It follows the songstress’ first number one song, “Road Less Traveled” and its successor “Doin Fine,” both off her sophomore album Road Less Traveled.

Co-written by Alaina, the nostalgic track celebrates female artists of the 90s across all genres of music, and the time where women artists ruled the country genre. The lyrics remind fans that the 90s were a decade where talented female musicians, like Shania Twain and the Dixie Chicks, did not have to struggle to be prominent on the radio and at award shows. Pop icon Britney Spears, girl group Destiny’s Child, and the iconic Spice Girls are also referenced on the track.

“I was raised on radio waves / where the ladies dominated / Sometimes I close my eyes and just replay it / I just want to feel like ladies in the 90’s / Turn the dial and find me some ‘Strawberry Wine’ / So I can sing all night long / Acting like I’m Britney”

The single seems to follow the name-dropping trend we’ve seen in country music, mentioning singers’ name and song titles, such as “Strawberry Wine” and “(Baby) One More Time.” Alaina delivers a girl power anthem with the same excitement as former tour-mate Walker Hayes’ “90s Country.”

Showing her enthusiasm for the new record just before its release, the singer-songwriter took to Twitter, “Tomorrow. Ladies in the ‘90s. This is my favorite single I’ve ever released. I hope you love it too. This is me “Feeling like I’m Britney” at @BrdgstoneArena.”

As Alaina’s opening role on Jason Aldean’s “High Noon Neon Tour” comes to a close, which included playing for a sold out crowd in New York City at Madison Square Garden back in August, Alaina gets ready to embark on another tour. The singer was recently announced as a supporting act on Cole Swindell’s “Ready to Drink… Another Tour”. The tour has not announced a NYC Area stop… yet.

“Ladies In The ’90s” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music.

Listen to the new song below on our new music playlist and check out more new tracks here. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

For more tour information, upcoming news and announcements, visit laurenalainaofficial.com, and follow the rising star on her journey via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

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New Music Friday – The Playlist 10/5

Today, the highly anticipated album, Desperate Man from Eric Church is out. Plus two brand new singles for Tim McGraw. New Music from Lauren Alaina, Cale Dodds, Levi Hummon, Will Hoge, Heather Morgan and more. Check out our Spotify New Country Music Playlist below and be sure to follow for updates each and every Friday:

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Jason Aldean, Luke Combs & Lauren Alaina Play Sold-Out MSG Show

High Noon Neon Tour

Jason Aldean, the ACM Entertainer of the Year for three years running brought his High Noon Neon Tour to a sold out Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. This is the second time the country megastar has headlined the iconic venue, each time bringing energy, and screaming fans together to sing along to his massive catalog of hits.

His tourmates, Lauren Alaina and Luke Combs had the privilege of playing to packed crowds, whereas some tours the fans tailgate and trickle in slowly until the headliner, these fans were in their seats at 7:30 on the dot.  Alaina has celebrated a ton of success over the last year with her sophomore album producing her very first number one single, a duet on country radio with Kane Brown which also hit the top spot and being named ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year. Her 30-minute set was filled with emotion as she clearly understood the importance of being able to sing her music to a crowd at Madison Square Garden.

Lauren Alaina High Noon Neon Tour

The American Idol runner-up has grown into a beautiful, strong young woman who is now writing music that had fans swaying their cell phone lights to in New York City.  Her set included her solo version of her duet with Kane Brown “What If’s”, “Next Boyfriend” and her number one single “Road Less Traveled”. Clearly emotional from the overwhelming response from the crowd, Alaina stated “I wrote a song about being a three-year-old little girl having a big dream, it’s my favorite song I’ve ever written and getting to play it for you guys here tonight is a dream come true,” before she played her inspiring song “Three”.  Closing her set by putting a New York Rangers jersey on over her sparkly dress, Alaina felt love from the crowd the moment she stepped on the stage until she stepped off.

Luke Combs High Noon Neon Tour

Another rising country artist was next up on The High Noon Neon Tour, Luke Combs took the stage and filled his 45-minute set with not only his biggest hits from his debut album but memorable covers as well.  Our team was blown away by his incredible fan base, especially in the heart of New York City. Opening his set with “Beer Never Broke My Heart” and “She Got the Best of Me” his raspy voice pleading through the latter, only to bounce back with 90’s country swag on Brooks and Dunn covers of “Honkey Tonk Highway” and “Boot Scootin’ Boogie”.  “One Number Away”, Combs’ third number one single on the Billboard Chart was met with screams and at one point, it was hard to still hear the singer over the audience’s participation.  Closing with “Hurricane” his obvious charisma and ability to write and perform already fan favorites prove he is primed and ready for absolute superstardom.

Jason Aldean High Noon Neon Tour

As if fans weren’t treated enough to a night of incredible music already, at 9:30PM Aldean’s band stood center stage on a platform as a neon sign rose into the air.  Seconds later the Entertainer of the Year himself sprung up from beneath the stage, kicking off the set appropriately with “Gettin’ Warmed Up”.  For fans who have been to any one of Aldean’s shows, they know he isn’t a talker, he isn’t going to sit on a stool and tell you about the first time he heard a demo of a song, but what you can expect is back to back high-energy songs for just under two hours.  Aldean does a great job of picking songs from all of his albums, going back and forth between his very first albums with songs like “Amarillo Sky” and “The Truth” to bringing the audience into his current world of “Rearview Town” and “You Make It Easy”.

Playing to the enormous sold-out crowd of twenty thousand fans, he spent his time at three different mic stands, playing his guitar and staring out into a sea of people on their feet, singing along.  Stopping only a few times between songs, he congratulated a couple who got engaged during “You Make It Easy” inviting them to the front of the stage and joking that he thinks the ballad should be their wedding song. “Somebody gets engaged you’ve gotta celebrate that don’t ya,” he said as he raised his red Solo Cup in the air.  “Here’s to you guys, may you have a long and blissful marriage and here’s to you Madison Square Garden, thank you for being here tonight.” The sentiment was enough to encourage fans to cheers their beer with the people next to them and on to the next song.

It wouldn’t be a true Aldean show if he didn’t play “Big Green Tractor”, “She’s Country” or “Crazy Town” which he saved for the end of the night, bringing just as much energy and intensity to those huge hits as he did when he first stepped on stage proving the award of Entertainer of the Year is well deserved sitting on his shelf at home.

The High Noon Neon Tour is just getting started. Click here for the full list of tour dates.

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Lauren Alaina Nash FM

Nash FM Stage 17: Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina Nash FM

Lauren Alaina dropped by Nash FM’s Hackensack Merdian Stage 17 to perform a few of her songs and chat about her biggest news announced earlier this month.  Throwing it back to one of her very first singles, Alaina kicked off the intimate set with, “Georgia Peaches”.  Following up with cuts from her latest album, including her current single “Doin’ Fine”, and “Next Boyfriend”, Alaina had the entire room’s undivided attention.

“I’ve had this dream since I was three years old and it is all I’ve ever wanted to do,” she told the live studio audience before singing “Three”, a song that Alaina says is her favorite song shes ever penned.  Amongst the struggles that young artists have to endure while trying to make their way in this business, the song mainly focuses on missing home, events, family and friends, while chasing the dream.

Lauren Alaina Nash FM

A highlight of her set was when she asked a young boy to join her on stage for “Next Boyfriend” and although at first, he said he didn’t really dance, he showed us his moves grooving next to the country star.  Discussing her journey in this industry as well as some very big news, Alaina took time to chat with Nash FM DJ Katie Neal about touring with Jason Aldean. The epic tour stops at Madison Square Garden on August 11th. Alaina explained how excited she was to play the iconic stage with her band for the first time.

She finished her set with her very first number one single, “Road Less Traveled” and was sure to thank country radio and Nash FM for playing it and making her dreams a reality. “I wanted to write a song to make people feel good and to make them forget about their insecurities,” she told the crowd.  For ticket sale information and more tour dates head to www.LaurenAlainaofficial.com

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Save-the-Dates: Major Country Music Tour Announcements…

Over the past few days, some of our favorite country acts have announced their 2018 tours and they are all heading to the metro area!

First up, Lady Antebellum announced they will be co-headlining with Darius Rucker and bringing Russell Dickerson on the road.  The “Summer Plays On Tour” will stop at PNC Bank Arts Center in New Jersey on August 3rd and Northwell Jones Beach Theater on August 4th.  Tickets and more info available at LadyAntebellum.com

Lady A Tour Announcements

 

Announced last night at an intimate show at the Exit/In in Nashville, Keith Urban will release his new album early this year and is hitting the road with Kelsea Ballerini.  The “GraffitiU World Tour” heads to Barclays Center on October 27th.  Tickets and info here.

Keith Urban Graffiti U Tour Announcements

 

Last but not least, earlier today Jason Aldean announced a 34-city “High Noon Neon Tour” featuring rising stars, Lauren Alaina and Luke Combs. The tour stops at the iconic Madison Square Garden on Saturday, August 11th.

Jason Aldean Tour Announcements

 

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15 Songs We Wish Were Singles in 2017…

15 Singles Great Lyrics

Sometimes, the songs buried deep in an artists’ album are even better than the singles sent to radio.  Here are our Top 15 favorite cuts from albums’ released this year (so far), in the order that they were released.

 

Lauren Alaina’s “Three”

On her sophomore album, Alaina has plenty of songs that are raw and honest but “Three”, a real look at what you miss when you follow your dreams, is definitely a standout on the record.

Key Lyrics: “A lot of miles, a lot of tears / You’ve given me some of my best years / There’s so much I had to miss out on / Six years of missing home for three minutes on the radio”

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Brett Young “Olivia Mae”

A smooth vocal and powerful lyrics, Brett Young delivers on this love song from his self-titled debut album.

Key Lyrics:Olivia Mae I hope it ain’t just me / From where I’m standing I can see / Us finding our own kind of meant to be / Maybe I’m wrong, maybe I’m right / But I just had to try / Olivia may I?”

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Little Big Town “Lost in California”

This melody is addicting and this entire album is incredible, but this song blends harmonies with soft simple imagery.

Key Lyrics: “Whisper in my ear, dreamin’ disappear, say you’ll take me / Where the world unwinds / Lost in California / Let’s chase the waves and let ’em take us under / On some deserted piece of virgin sand, yeah / Hold on to the freedom and the wonder / While we can”

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Sunny Sweeney “Bottle by My Bed”

This song is meaningful and touches on a topic that is usually not talked about, Sunny Sweeney’s voice along with a beautiful cello make this song one of the best on the album.

Key Lyrics: I’d rather be in a carpool lane than this big cold limousine / I’d trade every pair of high heel shoes for a high chair in the dining room / Don’t even know you yet but I know I love you”

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Steve Moakler “Siddle’s Saloon”

Based on his grandfather’s bar, this song perfectly describes a local spot to find a rowdy good time. Take a listen and let this great tune get stuck in your head.

Key Lyrics:  “It’s been a long week, and we’re glad you came by / The stories and punch lines and cold icy Lite / Well if you’re not here, we’ll be asking ’bout you / Come Saturday night at Siddle’s Saloon / Hey, hey, hey”

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Charlie Worsham “Southern By the Grace of God”

We love this tune from Charlie Worsham, simply put it sheds light on living life in the south in the best possible ways.

Key Lyrics:  “I’m tellin’ y’all this delta drawl / Is stuck to me like buzz on a honeybee / Country is as country does and look here ’cause / You can’t out-country me / Hound dog howlin’ in front porch blues / Kids run ’round outside with no shoes or socks / Southern by the grace of God”

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Brett Eldredge “Castaway”

Closing out his most recent self-titled album, “Castaway” highlights Eldredge’s perfect tone and the melody will pull at your heartstrings.

Key Lyrics:  “I’d be naive to ever think / You’re at your door waiting for me / So why do I always try / To run away from you / Please don’t say a castaway / Is what I was born to do / I guess I’ll always be lost without you”

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Old Dominion “Still Writing Songs About You”

On an album full of potential singles and number one hits, this song which we first heard at a writers round last summer in NYC is a highlight on Happy Endings.

Key Lyrics: “You on the sunny Santa Monica freeway / You on a bed and a mini bar three-day haze / With your hair and my heart all a mess in the morning / I’ve gotten drunk on whiskey and women / Woke up in places that we’ve / never been in / Spending all night and all day trying to say something new / But I’m still writing songs about you”

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Midland “More Than A Fever”

One of our favorite new acts out of Nashville, this trio is bringing back traditional country music and “More Than A Fever” is a great mid-tempo jam that’s all about love makin’.

Key Lyrics:  “Your hands all over me like they were velvet / There’s no way to temper this desire / I’m on fire tonight / More than a fever / Girl, you’ve got the red line on the rise / More than a fever / And I don’t wanna break it tonight”

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Thomas Rhett “Life Changes”

The title track of Thomas Rhett’s latest album features one of many different vibes on the record, this particular song is more of R&B and spoken word than country but Rhett narrates his life story featuring his wife Lauren and the changes they have experienced with their growing family.

Key Lyrics:  I remember the day I told my Daddy and Mama you’re gonna have a grandkid, yep from Uganda, that’s right, we’re adopting / And she is the cutest little girl that you’ve ever seen / Well I was wrapping my head around being a dad, a bigger wrench got thrown in the plans we thought we’d had / Now Lauren’s showin’ and got one on the way / Yeah that’s two under two, hey, what can I say? / Ain’t it funny how life changes / You wake up ain’t nothing the same and life changes”

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Carly Pearce “Color”

With her debut single “Every Little Thing” currently sitting in the top spot on the country charts, Carly Pearce’s debut self-titled album is filled with beautiful love songs.  One of our favorites is “Color”.

Key Lyrics:  Well, you’re the rock, you’re the steady / You need someone to push you in before you’re ready / Well, I’m the rush, I’m the crazy / But I’ll be circling the moon without you, baby / You be the lines, I’ll be the color”

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Russell Dickerson “Would You Love Me”

Russell Dickerson has said that his debut album Yours, is a 12 song love letter to his wife Kailey and “Would You Love Me” is no exception. This reggae infused jam will definitely be stuck in your head.

Key Lyrics: “Cause I’ma love you til the sun burns out / Love you til my heart breaks down / Listen baby ain’t no doubt that / I’ma love you, I’ma love you, I’ma love you / I’ma love you til we’re old and grey / Love you til we’re running out of days / Hear me, baby, when I say that / I’ma love you, I’ma love you, I’ma love you”

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Lee Ann Womack “Hollywood”

Off of her latest full-length LP, The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone, “Hollywood” has an ominous tone about a relationship falling apart.

Key Lyrics: “Like the silver screen,  it’s a technicolor dream / We pretend it’s real, but it’s only make-believe / Lying in our bed in the middle of Act Two, We say, “goodnight, I love you” / We never miss our cue / I ask you if you mean it, you say, “Yes”, I knew you would / Well, either I’m a fool for asking, or you belong in Hollywood”

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Kelsea Ballerini “In Between”

Right in the middle of her sophomore album is this remarkable song about growing up and feeling stuck between a girl and a woman.

Key Lyrics:  Sometimes I’m my mother’s daughter, sometimes I’m her friend / Sometimes I play grown up and sometimes I play pretend / Sometimes I’m a princess dressed all curves / And sometimes I just wanna scream “I’m not a little girl!“ / Dumb enough to think I know it all / Smart enough to know I don’t / Young enough to think I’ll live forever / Old enough to know I won’t”

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Lee Brice “Songs in the Kitchen”

Also released earlier this month, Lee Brice’s self-titled album features his most vulnerable and personal songs.  “Songs in the Kitchen” even mentions Lee and his brother Lewis (who is also an artist) singing in the car when they were kids.

Key Lyrics: “All my dreams came true, my songs took me far away / Now I’m singing them every night in these bright lights up on this stage / If you catch me, close my eyes every now and then, to tell you the truth / I’m probably just missing, songs in the kitchen”

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