Mercury Nashville/19 Recordings/Interscope and American Idol Season 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina will release her new single “Eighteen Inches,” off her debut album Wildflower, to radio on July 16. This is the third single off Wildflower, following “Georgia Peaches” and “Like My Mother Does.”
The song was co-written by fellow American Idol contestant and big-time country artist Carrie Underwood, Kelley Lovelace and Ashley Gorley.
“It’s amazing to have an artist like Carrie Underwood, whom I look up to so much write my single,” beamed Alaina. “Kelley, Ashley, and Carrie all did a wonderful job writing such an incredible song. I feel so honored to be able to bring to life the beautiful story within the song.”
“It’s so wonderful when a song you had a hand in writing finds the perfect home,” said Carrie Underwood. “Lauren’s voice tells the story of ‘Eighteen Inches’ beautifully. What an incredible talent!”
It’s great to see that Lauren and Carrie are now friends, after Lauren had the chance to sing with Carrie on the American Idol finale for season 10. We personally love “Eighteen Inches” and hope this will be a big hit for Lauren! What do you think?