Fresh off the release of her debut album Wildflower, her first-ever appearance on the nationally televised 45th Annual CMA Awards and featured segment on the ABC Television special In The Spotlight with Robin Roberts as a “One To Watch,” Mercury Nashville/19 Recordings/Interscope artist Lauren Alaina leaps back in to the spotlight this holiday season with several high profile national television appearances.
Alaina was one of the artists honored to be invited by President and Mrs. Obama to help celebrate country music in Country Music: In Performance At The White House. The 17-year singer/songwriter joins a prestigious group of music legends and contemporary artists including The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson, Lyle Lovett, Mickey, Darius Rucker and James Taylor for this seventh program of their “In Performance At the White House” series. Country Music: In Performance At The White House airs Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 8:00 PM ET on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings).
The President’s remarks will be pooled press and the entire event will be streamed live on www.whitehouse.gov/live starting at 7:00 PM ET. The program will also be broadcast at a later date via the American Forces Network to American service men and women and civilians at U.S. Department of Defense locations around the world.
The next day she kicks 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, November 24 at 12:30 PM ET on FOX.
The Georgia native returns to Hollywood, where her star was born on the American Idol stage, to perform a medley of the Christmas classics “Blue Christmas” and “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” on A Hollywood Christmas Celebration at The Grove. Also featured on this holiday special is Robin Thicke, Colbie Caillat, Gavin DeGraw, Jackie Evancho, Sean Kingston and IL DIVO. It will begin airing in syndication Thanksgiving weekend through January 1, 2012. Check local listings for time and channel.
One week after Thanksgiving, Alaina performs on the same stage as some of her country music idols including Faith Hill, Vince Gill, Keith Urban and Martina McBride when she performs “Grown Up Christmas List” on CMA Country Christmas which airs Thursday, Dec. 1 at 9:00 PM, ET on the ABC Television Network
She hits the stage in Las Vegas for the American Country Awards which airs live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena Monday, Dec. 5 at 8:00-10 PM, ET on FOX.