Lauren Alaina picks up two Teen Choice Award nominations

Mercury Nashville/19 Recordings/Interscope artist and former American Idol star Lauren Alaina earned two Teen Choice Awards nominations - Choice Female Country Artist and Choice TV: Female Reality Star (AMERICAN IDOL).

The awards ceremony celebrates the hottest teen icons in television, music, film, sports, fashion and other aspects of pop culture. The two-hour ceremony is scheduled to air live Sunday, July 22 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

In a press release, Alaina stated: "I am a big fan of the Teen Choice Awards and try to watch it every year. I love that this is a show where teenagers can rally behind their favorites. I think it's super cool that I am nominated. I would love to take home a surfboard!"

Alaina who was the runner-up on season 10 of American Idol, is also nominated for her first major country award –CMT Music Awards “USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year” for her current top 30 hit “Georgia Peaches.” The CMT Music Awards will be held live Wednesday, June 6 (8:00-10 PM ET) on CMT.

The 17-year-old singer/songwriter 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 2006.

She landed her first major tour opening for fellow Georgia natives Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan for Aldean’s “My Kinda Party” Arena Tour and is currently on tour opening for Sugarland’s “In Your Hands” tour.

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