American Idol’s Lauren Alaina has announced plans to join her fellow Georgia natives Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan for Aldean’s 2012 “My Kinda Party” Arena Tour.
The Mercury Nashville/19 Recordings/Interscope recording artist is joining the tour in support of her critically-acclaimed debut album ‘Wildflower’ – which features the sassy new single “Georgia Peaches.”
The “My Kinda Party” Arena Tour kicks off January 20 in Greenville, SC and continues through March 24 where it wraps in East Rutherford, NJ.
In a press release, Alaina stated: "I am so excited to be a part of the Jason Aldean tour with Luke Bryan! I am a huge fan of both of them. I mean -- if I wasn't a part of the line up, I would want to be in the front row! I am honored that my first major country tour will allow me to share the stage with two fellow Georgia artists. That is definitely my kind of party!"
“Georgia Peaches” is currently in the Top 40 on the country singles chart and rising. Since her album released in October, Alaina has been making the national television rounds having recently performed at the White House in front of President and Mrs. Obama for the PBS special Country Music: In Performance At The White House, she was part of the stellar A-list roster of artists on ABC Television’s CMA Country Christmas, the nationally-televised “45th CMA Awards” as well as Good Morning America, Live! With Regis & Kelly, the Ellen Degeneres Show, E! News and ET’s The Insider.
Lauren Alaina, a Rossville, GA native, and the American Idol Season 10 runner up, released her debut album ‘Wildflower’ and it landed at No. 2 on the Billboard’s Top Country Album chart and an impressive No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200. She became the youngest female artist to debut this high on the Billboard charts since LeAnn Rimes' debut 15 years ago and is the best-selling country female debut since 1996.