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Songs About Mama

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Every child loves his or her mom, but country artists don’t just love their mamas — they sing about them. On this Mother’s Day, Keepin’ It Country wants to spotlight these mama-lovin’ crooners and some of the greatest songs dedicated to those very special ladies in their lives.

Before walking down the aisle, Carrie Underwood released a song for her mom, entitled “Mama’s Song,” to assure her mom that the man she chose is everything her mother could want for her daughter. “Mama’s Song” made its way on to the Billboard charts, including the Hot 100, Country Songs, Radio Songs, Digital Songs, and Billboard Canadian Songs.

GAC Sells Out CMA Fest Kick-Off Breakfast

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The 5th Annual GAC Kick-Off Breakfast went on sale this morning and is already sold out! Taking place on Wednesday, June 7th, the breakfast will be sure to wake up country music fans to celebrate the start of CMA Fest, which starts on Thursday, June 8th. The breakfast will be held at the Country Music Fall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville at 7 a.m. (doors open at 6:30 a.m.). Ticket prices were $45 and include an intimate concert, full breakfast, admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame, plus a meet with greet with all of the scheduled performing artists – Josh Turner, Lauren Alaina, Thompson Square and Kip Moore.

All proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the non-profit Hall of Fame.

GAC To Host Pre-CMA Breakfast

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GAC-TV is bringing back the pre-CMA Fest Breakfast for another year this year. The popular event has become the “unofficial start of CMA Music Fest” and will be held on Wednesday, June 6th at 7 am CST at the Country Hall of Fame & Museum. Artists announced include American Idol’s Lauren Alaina, Josh Turner, Kip Moore, and Thompson Square. Tickets are $45 each and will give you access to the museum, a great breakfast, performances from each artist, and each artist will hold autograph sessions. All proceeds from the event will go to the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum.

Tickets go on-sale this Friday at 11 am EST and can be purchased on gactv.com.  If you’re wanting to go you better get your tickets right away, as this event normally sells out pretty quickly.

Lauren Alaina Becomes Special Olympics Project UNIFY® Ambassador

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If you think back to last year’s American Idol season, you’ll remember Lauren Alaina telling us about her relationship with the Special Olympics athletes back in her hometown of Rossville, GA. Now Lauren is more than just a friend to these athletes, she’s an Ambassador.

Special Olympics Project UNIFY® announced Lauren Alaina, American Idol Season 10 runner up, as a Special Olympics Project UNIFY® Ambassador for North America.  The announcement was made as part of the 23rd Annual National Service-Learning Conference® in Minneapolis, in which Special Olympics Project UNIFY® is a proud sponsor.  She was introduced by Special Olympics Minnesota athlete and National Youth Activation Committee member, Danielle Liebl.

Project UNIFY® brings youth with and without intellectual disabilities together through education, sports and related initiatives to provide them with the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to create and sustain school communities that promote the acceptance, respect and human dignity for all students.  In her capacity as a Special Olympics Project UNIFY® Ambassador, Alaina will assist Special Olympics’ efforts to raise awareness and change the attitudes of youth toward people with intellectual disabilities who struggle to be accepted, heard and included in society.  Alaina will play a pivotal role influencing young people across the nation to embrace and live the Special Olympics message of inclusion.  Through her American Idol journey she draws the parallel to Special Olympics in the power of participation in competition, and serves as a role model on how perseverance, dedication and personal best can truly change lives.

“Special Olympics Project UNIFY is pleased to welcome Lauren Alaina as an Ambassador to our family of athletes, coaches and volunteers.  In her young career she has exemplified the ideals of Special Olympics and commitment to this important work through her involvement as a volunteer. We are excited that Lauren will serve as our Ambassador and help carry our message to young people around the country.” Andrea Cahn, Senior Director, Special Olympics Project UNIFY.

In celebration of the partnership and her new role as Special Olympics Project UNIFY® Ambassador, Alaina performed at the conference and expressed her commitment to inclusion and to help overcome prejudices about intellectual disability.

“I am honored to be asked to be an Ambassador for Special Olympics. I have been involved with the local chapter in my hometown since I was in 6th grade.  There is nothing that makes me happier or inspires me more than spending time with the athletes.” Alaina said, “I have made friends for life and they did their part to support me throughout my run on American Idol. Now, it is my turn to support them and help bring awareness to this wonderful organization.”

VIDEO: Lauren Alaina Performs “Georgia Peaches” On The Today Show

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American Idol’s runner-up from last season Lauren Alaina took some time out of her busy post-Idol schedule to stop by The Today Show on Monday to perform her current hit single, “Georgia Peaches.” The song is the second single off Lauren’s debut album, Wildflower, which made it’s debut at #5 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on the Country Album charts.

She just wrapped up the ‘My Kinda Party’ Arena Tour with Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan, and is prepping for her next tour with Sugarland. Lauren has been chosen as one of the two opening acts for select cities on the “In The Hands Of The Fans” Tour in May. To see the complete list of dates Lauren will be at, please check out Lauren’s official site at laurenalainaofficial.com.

Meanwhile, you can check out the video below of Lauren performing “Georgia Peaches” from The Today Show!

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VIDEO: Lauren Alaina Performs On American Idol

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Lauren Alaina made her big return to the American Idol stage last week with a performance of her latest single “Georgia Peaches.” It was her first time back on the stage since becoming the runner-up to Scotty McCreery last season. Watch her performance below and tell us who your favorite American Idol contestant of all-time is:

Lauren Alaina To Return To Idol On March 8th To Sing “Georgia Peaches”

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Season 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina will return to the Fox hit show American Idol to perform her current single “Georgia Peaches” on March 8. As you can imagine, Lauren is excited to return to the stage that got her to where she is today.

“I think it’s gonna be such a great feeling to go back to Idol and be on the other side.  It will be great to perform without the stress of the competition on my mind! I am excited to show the Idol viewers what I have been doing since last appearing on the show.  It’s going to be like a homecoming,” says Lauren.

Lauren was just recently announced as one of two opening acts for select cities on the highly anticipated Sugarland “In The Hands Of The Fans” tour which kicks off in Toledo, Ohio, on April 6. So far Lauren is confirmed for four dates according to www.laurenalainaofficial.com –   4/5: Huntington Center - Toledo, OH, 4/6: Covelli Center - Youngstown, OH, 4/13: Eastern Kentucky Expo Center - Pikeville, KY and 4/14: KFC YUM! Center - Louisville, KY although there may be more to come!

Lauren, along with Luke Bryan, is currently on the Jason Aldean “My Kinda Party” Arena tour.

VIDEO: Chase Likens on American Idol

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Top 24 American Idol finalist, Chase Likens, is season 11′s resident country boy. The 21-year-old hails from West Virginia and is a student at Marshall University. On Tuesday night, he performed a great version of Hunter Hayes‘ song, “Storm Warning.”

Last season, country talents and rising stars, Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina, took over the competition. We hope Chase continues the country music run on Idol and has a lot of success this year!

Catch American Idol Thursday night on Fox at 8/7c to see if Chase gains a spot in the Top 13.

Continue reading to watch Chase’s Top 24 performance…

Sugarland Announces “In The Hands Of The Fans” Tour with Openers Lauren Alaina & Canaan Smith!

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Reigning CMA and ACM Vocal Duo of the Year Sugarland has just announced their sixth consecutive headlining tour entitled “In the Hands of the Fans” which hits the road this April. The tour will rely solely on fan interaction and requests to determine the set list played in each city. Specific guidelines and instructions will be posted soon on www.sugarlandmusic.com. Pretty cool, huh?

The 25+ dates will feature openers Lauren Alaina and Canaan Smith (in select cities).

“This year’s tour is based around the concept of putting the show into the hands of the fans,” said Nettles. “THEY will make the requests that will help form the set list and guide the show. Through texts, handwritten signs, the Internet (Twitter, Facebook, etc) phone calls made during the show and selections directly from the stage, the fans will become the conductors as well as the audience. If it’s on one of our records or if we’ve played it on a stage it is fair game.”

The “In the Hands of the Fans” Tour dates are listed below:

Last Chance To Win A Signed Guitar By Lauren Alaina Through Glogster!

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Glogster.com has a great contest running for all the Lauren Alaina fans! The contest ends on February 29th so here is your last chance to enter and have a shot at winning a signed guitar!

All you have to do is create a Glog inspired by Lauren’s song “Georgia Peaches”. Glogstser will choose their favorites based on a combination of originality, creativity and Glogster likes. The top ranked Glog will receive an acoustic guitar signed by Lauren, and five runners up will get signed copies of Lauren’s debut CD, Wildflower.

To enter, go to the site here: Glogster Lauren Alaina Contest

You can view some Glog sample entries here. The contest ends later today, so hurry on over to the site and get your entry in!

Check out Lauren Alaina’s “Georgia Peaches” video below for some inspiration and good luck!