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Lauren Alaina Brings Christmas Cheer to Children’s Hospital

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You know what they say in ELF, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” And that’s exactly what Lauren Alaina did this holiday season, making a surprise visit to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt through one of Musicians On Call’s (MOC) weekly Bedside Performance Programs.

Alaina delighted the patients and staff, spending time with them and singing holiday carols that included “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Jingle Bells,” “Santa Clause is Coming to Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Silent Night.”

“Everyone deserves a smile for the holidays, and smiling isn’t exactly the first word that comes to mind when you think of a hospital, but I went there with that goal to make that happen for everyone I met,” shares Alaina. “It wasn’t as easy in some rooms as it was in others, but at the end of the day, I made it happen somehow. I can’t imagine spending my holidays in the hospital. I honestly don’t know if I’d feel like smiling either, but I know it would mean a lot to me to have someone visit. I hope I made a difference.”

For more information on MOC, visit www.MusiciansOnCall.org.

Lauren Alaina Gets Personal With New Music

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At Monday’s CMT Next Women Of Country showcase, Season 10 American Idol runner-up, Lauren Alaina, debuted a new song called Same Day, Different Bottle. Lauren co-wrote the track about alcoholism, which hits extremely close to home for the country star.

At the BMI Country Awards, Lauren explained her personal connection to the song:

“The song is about my father,” she confirmed. “He actually got out of rehab today! I haven’t gotten to see him yet, because he’s back in Chattanooga, where I’m from. That song was like therapy for me. It’s not easy growing up in a household with something like that. I love my dad — he’s one of my favorite people in the world — and he’s a great person. He just struggled with alcohol, and he’s overcoming it right now, so I’m really proud of him. I played him the song, and he loved it. It made him cry. I think it was good for him to hear my side and to see how it affected me. Today is a new beginning for him. It’s gonna be a battle for the rest of his life, but I’m going to be right there with him, and pray that every day he doesn’t want to drink it up and touch a bottle. I hope it’s no longer the same day, different bottle. Different day, no bottle!”

Exclusive Interview: Emily Brooke

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Emily Brooke (@emilybrookestar) is a normal teenager who attends school, hangs out with her friends, and does everything you would expect an adorable teenage girl to do … and more (except for homecoming! Emily skipped her homecoming this year, as someone handed her Miranda Lambert tickets the same day and “Miranda won”)! She may be young, but her talent and wisdom for the music industry far exceed her years. With several prestigious live performances under her belt, a YouTube channel that will knock your socks off, and a contestant role on a singing competition television show, there is no doubt that Emily Brooke is someone you will be hearing about for years. Mark our words!

Lauren Alaina graduates high school

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Congratulations to country star, and former American Idol runner-up, Lauren Alaina! She somehow found the time with her busy career to graduate high school last week. She graduated from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.

Check out a clip from her graduation below and don’t forget to graduate her on this milestone:

10 songs for Mother’s Day

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Us here at Keepin’ it Country want to wish all the moms out there a happy Mother’s Day! Just in case you’re looking for a playlist of songs to help celebrate the weekend with your Mom, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite country songs about moms. Take a listen to our list below and let us know what YOUR picks are for mother’s day.

MAMA’S SONG – CARRIE UNDERWOOD

A personal song written by Carrie herself to her mom is our first pick for our Mother’s Day playlist. The music video features Carrie and her real life mom, as pictured to the side of this post, on her wedding day as she tells her mom that she doesn’t need to worry about her daughter, because she learned from her. “Mama’s Song” was the fourth single from Carrie’s “Play On” album, which was co-written by Carrie with Luke Laird, Kara DioGuardi, and Marti Frederikson. BONUS: The video also features Carrie’s real-life husband, Mike Fisher.

 

Check out the rest of our picks below: 

Join Your Favorite Country Artists in George Straight’s Sixty for Sixty Movement

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Many of the biggest artists in country music, including Little Big Town, Scotty McCreery, Darius Rucker, Lauren Alaina, Kacey Musgraves and more, are joining together to pay tribute to George Strait and they want YOU to join them in the “Sixty for Sixty” movement. The campaign’s goal is to make “Give It All We Got Tonight” George Strait’s 60th #1 single, while he’s still 60 years old.

Watch the video below and become a part of modern Country music history. Join the “Sixty For Sixty” movement!

 

Ever Wonder What Kind of Swag The CMA Award Stars Get?

What could be better than being an artist and getting to attend the CMA Awards? Receiving free gifts from the gift lounge, of course! We here at Keepin’ It Country had a chance to take a stroll through this year’s CMA Awards gift lounge to see what kind of items the artists and presenters would be taking home and we’re going to share what we saw with you!

This year’s gift lounge, put together by Distinctive Assets, ranged from all kinds of handmade gifts to cosmetic and skincare products, clothing, candles, and cookies and ice cream treats! We stopped at each of the booths on hand and want to inform you about all of these great products so you can enjoy them too!

Eufora International Beautifying Hair Elixirs – Eufora’s Beautifying Hair Elixirs are the latest collection of prestige products added to more than 45 of the current Eufora professional salon products. They provide the best solution for damaged, brittle, dull, dry, and frizzy hair. Your hair color will be protected from fading and will last longer than ever with the use of these products! Check out their full line at beautifyingelixirs.com

Jason Aldean, Lady A & Luke Bryan Added To ACAs

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Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley and Little Big Town have just been announced as performers for this year’s American Country Awards on FOX. The award show will air live from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on December 10th at 8 pm EST. Other stars announced to appear as presenters are Dustin Lynch, Lauren Alaina, Casey James, LeAnn Rimes, Lee Brice, Jana Kramer, Scotty McCreery, and Chris Young.

The two-hour live music spectacular offers country music fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite artists not only in traditional categories, but also in a previously unrecognized area – touring – encompassing the entire spectrum of country music.

Voting for all categories remains open until Monday, Nov. 12 at www.theacas.com. Voting for Artist of the Year continues until Friday, Dec. 7. Who are you voting for?

 

CONTEST: Win A Belldini Drop Needle Tank – As Seen on Lauren Alaina! — Winner is Karlee H!

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Want to dress like the stars without paying for it? Here’s your chance! Belldini‘s fall fashion will be just one of the many styles seen on the stars this year and they want you to feel like a star too! We are giving away one (1) Women’s Gold Belldini Drop Needle Tank, courtesy of Belldini, as seen on Lauren Alaina! Lauren wore this tank on the show Simply Southern on GAC. Lauren had great things to say about the tank and now we want you to have the chance to wear one too!

One lucky winner will be able to pick their size (S-XL). To enter, just follow the form below! You can tweet about the giveaway once per day to increase your chances of winning. Winner will be chosen at random and notified by email this Sunday, good luck!

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PHOTO: Lauren Alaina Becomes ACM Member

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The Academy of Country Music welcomed Mercury Nashville/19 Recordings/Interscope recording artist Lauren Alaina to the office while she was in Los Angeles this week.

While at the Academy she performed her latest single “Eighteen Inches” as well as her top 30 hit “Georgia Peaches” and was welcomed to the ACM as a professional member.