I had the privilege of spending a few days at the beautiful Sandals South Coast in Whitehouse Jamaica earlier this month. But I wasn’t there just for leisure! I was there to talk to James Barker Band, Lauren Alaina and Kip Moore and get the stories behind the songs.
After a wonderful chat with James Barker Band, the lovely and talented Lauren Alaina came by. I immediately adored her. She is a strong, smart young woman who’s overcome a lot! She has a great head on her shoulders and would be a wonderful role model for any young woman. Heck, I’m a full decade older than her and I look up to her!!
Before we got to the deeper stuff though, I obviously had to congratulate her on her long awaited CMA nomination for New Artist of the Year!
Next, we’ve all heard Lauren’s #1 song “Road Less Travelled”, but did you know it’s actually about her deepest darkest secret?
Lauren’s new single is called “Doin’ Fine” and she says it’s a celebration every time she gets to sing it.
While creating the “Road Less Traveled” album, Lauren did a lot of soul searching where she learned A LOT about herself and learned how to deal with negative critics.
Track 3 on the album is called “Three”. It’s her fav (and mine) and it’s all about sacrifice.
Just went I thought Lauren couldn’t be a more incredible human being, I learned she’s a volunteer for the Special Olympics.
Thank you Lauren for taking the time to chat with me, sharing your incredible stories and for the amazing performance! We can’t wait to see you in Edmonton this year with Dallas Smith!