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Lauren Alaina Announces 18 City Tour


I think it’s safe to say that 18 is a lucky number for Lauren Alaina right now. She has just announced an 18-city tour, in honor of her 18th birthday on November 8th, and her current single “Eighteen Inches.” It seems like just yesterday that she was 15 trying out for American Idol, doesn’t it?

Well, Lauren’s all grown up now! She will be teaming up with local charities and the Special Olympics to embark on this journey, and will donate a portion of each of her sales from her limited edition 18-City Inch-By-Inch Tour t-shirts. 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.

Twitter hashtag: #18cities

The “Eighteen Inches” Tour dates are as follows:

Sept. 21:  Bloomsburg, PA – Bloomsburg Fair • Charity: Special Olympics (local chapter)
Sept. 22:  Long Island, NY  - Pennysaver Amphitheater  • Charity: Long Island Military Veterans
Sept. 29:  Salem, VA – Salem Farmer’s Market • Charity: Salem Rotary Club
Oct. 4: Atlanta, GA – Wild Bills • Charity: Special Olympics (local chapter)
Oct. 5: Dalton, GA – Northwest GA Convention Ctr. • Charity: City of Refuge and Family Promise of Dalton
Oct. 9: Akron, OH – Sultan’s Cabaret “Chicks with Picks” • Charity: Akron General Medical Ctr. Muffins for Mammograms Breast Cancer benefit
Oct. 11: Baton Rouge, LA - Livingston Parrish Fair • Charity: Special Olympics (local chapter)
Oct. 13: Maryville, TN – Foothills Fall Festival • Charity: Special Olympics (local chapter)
Oct. 15: Visalia, CA – KJUG Courtyard • Charity: Special Olympics (local chapter)
Oct. 20: Ashburn, VA – Farmwell Station Middle School • Charity: The Nature Nuts Program
Oct. 21: Miami, FL – Hard Rock Live • Charity: Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Oct. 23: Orlando, FL – Cowboys • Charity: Special Olympics (local chapter)
Oct. 25: Mobile, AL – TBD • Charity: St. Jude
Oct. 27: Raleigh, NC – City Limits Saloon • Charity: SPCA of Wake County and Johnston County Animal Rescue League
Nov. 2: Ladson, SC – Coastal Carolina Fair  • Charity: Special Olympics (local chapter)
Nov. 9: Jacksonville, FL – Greater Jacksonville Fair • Charity: Special Olympics (local chapter)
Nov. 11: Baltimore, MD – Hippodrome at France-Merrick Perf. Arts Ctr. • Charity: Susan G. Komen for the Cure Maryland
Nov. 12: Pittsburgh, PA – TBD • Charity: Special Olympics (local chapter)

For more information about Lauren Alaina and her tour dates, you can head on over to LaurenAlainaOfficial.com.

Lauren Alaina To Release “Eighteen Inches” On July 16


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?