Lauren Alaina, sweet 16 and runner up for American Idol inked a record deal with Mercury Nashville. The country cutie who’s on a rocket ship to stardom is still a down home Georgia girl at heart. Alaina says her inspiration to sing is her cousin, Holly Witherow, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor.
MTV confirmed the music deals yesterday. With her man (boyfriend?) Scotty McCreery by her side, signed a record deal as well. Both American Idol singers are lighting up the charts with their debut singles. Scotty McCreery’s ‘I Love You This Big‘ entered the country chart at No. 32, his rumored girlfriend not far behind. Lauren Alaina’s single ‘Like My Mother Does,’ bowed at No. 49.
What style of music will Scotty McCreery a Libra and Lauren Alaina a Scorpio have? Scotty told MTV: “I like to have that old flavor in my music, but with a contemporary feel, so we’ll see where that leads me.”
A former high school cheerleader, Lauren Alaina hopes to share the same success as Taylor Swift. She says, “I’m definitely gonna have a country album and if it crosses over that would be great. But I like new, upbeat songs that people can dance to and sing along to, so that’s where I’m headed.”
Astrologically, Lauren Alaina has a big year ahead of her. She will lean on her family and Scotty McCreery to get her through the difficult times. I see her emotionally overwhelmed by the success and touring, maybe even homesick. Whether or not her relationship with Scotty McCreery will lead to a boyfriend/girlfriend love situation, only time will tell. For now, she needs to focus on her music and forget about dating. Stay tuned.