Long rumored amongst her loyalist of fans, Multi-talented singer/songwriter/actress Lauren Alaina has landed on her feet with Big Loud Records after opting out of her previous contract with 19/UMG Nashville.
“We feel like Lauren is absolutely one of the best vocalists, male or female, in this town,” Big Loud CEO/Partner Seth England shared with Billboard yesterday. "Certainly, she’s had success, but we humbly think she has barely scratched the surface of what we think we can do together. Lauren Alaina deserves to be, in my opinion, on the same pedestal as Carrie Underwood, and it’s our job to help her find that mode.”
For her part, Lauren Alaina is excited for everything the label offers, including their name.
“I got a label that matches my personality: big, loud, and country,” Alaina shared with Billboard, calling her new partner her “dream label.” “I really want to tap into my country roots. I don’t think people remember like how Southern I am…I’m a country girl through and through.”
Launching her new era with the label, she joins Big Loud at an all-time career high. Last year, she delivered the stunningly intimate and personal “Sitting Pretty On Top Of The World” last fall while also recently duetting with her now label mate Chris Lane on their re-imagination of King Harvest’s 1973 classic “Dancing In The Moonlight.”
Outside of the country music charts, Lauren has also acted in movies, appeared as a contestant on CBS’ Beyond The Edge, ABC’s Dancing With The Stars and other national TV performances. She was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry by her hero Trisha Yearwood and is a celebrity brand ambassador for Maurices, an artist ambassador for the CMA Foundation and a philanthropist.
Back to the music, fans should expect Lauren to release new music this year.
“(I want to) make music that I’m really proud of with a team that I’m really proud of,” she says. “I want to do as much as I can do in the next 10 years. And I’d probably like to also get married and have some kids. So, I want to be able to balance all of that in the next 10 years. I think it’s gonna be the biggest 10-year span of my life so far.”