Lauren Alaina is one of those artists who never ceases to captivate me. She warmed her way into our hearts when she was a contestant on American Idol and stayed there because she is absolutely one of the most interesting people I’ve ever met in my life, and a super fun interview. It’s been my hope to have her for a Country Music #CMchat Twitterview for a few years now.
Thanks to City of Hope and Lauren’s participation in their Annual Celebrity Softball Game next week in Nashville we’re gonna help her #StrikeOutCancer! You can join the conversation on Tuesday June 2 at 2pPT/5pET and you can join Lauren as well as the Grand Ole Opry and iHeartRadio when they gather to help City of Hope strike out cancer at the 25th Annual Celebrity Softball Game at First Tennessee Park during #ChevyCMA Music Festival.
You can submit questions that you might want me to feature below. This doesn’t mean can’t ask questions during the Twitterview, these will be featured by me, and I give you credit like this:
Q @Lauren_Alaina What do you love most about Country Music? via @YOU #CMchat.
Click here to tweet me your questions or use @JessicaNorthey #CMchat #AskLaurena or you can always send anything you want me to ask here or you can leave below. Make sure it is 140 character friendly and you leave me your Twitter handle.
The easiest way to participate is right here on our website! Just use this link to help segregate the tweets and show the ones with #CMchat in them: it makes the Twitterview much easier to follow. You’ll be able to see the conversation in real-time, at your own speed (it’s adjustable) and the #CMchat hashtag will automatically appear on your tweets. A lot of people also participate by using Twitter.com, Tweetdeck, &/or Hootsuite.
Lauren is getting ready to release new music and we can’t wait to talk to her about it on Tuesday. She recently performed at Song Suffragettes live from The Listening Room in Nashville and wow. We. I. Want. More. Check out “My Kind of People“ (Acoustic)! And there is always itunes for more Lauren!
Get more information on the game and the line-up of celebrities at cityofhope.org/softball. Those not able to attend the game can still support the cause. A variety of unique merchandise and experiences, including meet-and-greets with some of country’s hottest artists, will be available for bid at charitybuzz.com. The proceeds will benefit City of Hope’s mission to eradicate cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
My Kind of People (Acoustic)
More about Lauren
Lauren Alaina once told an interviewer that she wanted to perform at the Grand Ole Opry by the time she was 16. “You’ve got high hopes,” she was told. As it turns out, she hadn’t begun to envision all that was in store for her before entering her junior year in high school.
She was the runner-up on Season 10 of American Idol, where her strong vocal performances earned comparisons to the genre’s premier vocalists, Carrie Underwood and Martina McBride. In January, The New York Times called her “the best singer so far this season.” A record-breaking 122.4 million votes were cast for Lauren and Idol winner Scotty McCreery. The final show garnered 29.3 million viewers and 38.6 million people tuned in to see the winner’s name announced.
Soon after, she made her much-anticipated Opry debut to sing her debut hit, “Like My Mother Does.” “I dreamed since I was a kid of being on that stage because my daddy grew up playing the banjo and he’s really good at it,” she says. “He always wanted me to perform at the Grand Ole Opry because he never got the chance. When I was little, he told me he wanted me to perform there and it would be as good as him getting to, and he was there. I need someone to pinch me because it was just the way it was supposed to be.”
More About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope’s main hospital is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles. It is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics. For more information, visit www.cityofhope.org or follow City of Hope on facebook or on twitter.
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Author: Jessica Northey
Everyone asks “what exactly do you do Jessica?” What some of my family members say, “she tweets for a living” is my favorite, but really the title that puts food on the table is “Social Media Influencer,” the definition sounds simple, someone who influences others through social media, but I consider myself a Citizen Journalist broadcasting and entertaining with news, thoughts, opinions, delivering information in my own unique way. Famous for my ‘sass wit and straight from the hip’ style I’ve always been called a “Social Media Pioneer” in the music industry. I’m also an On-Air/Online Broadcasting Host and Personality, Digital Media Strategist, Country and Music Blogger/Journalist as well as a Nationally recognized Speaker and Founder of Country Music Chat, News and Views Entertainment Website CMChatLIVE.com. My favorite accomplishment is starting the largest Country Music Hashtag community in the world Country Music’s #CMChat.
It all started with a hunch…back in the early 2000’s I would dial up the internet via AOL and join chat rooms whilst watching my favorite programs on TV. Loved watching Reality Shows with my Mom in Tucson, and blowing her mind with how I always knew who was going home on the Bachelor or Big Brother. Don’t think she ever caught on that I was talking to people via computer on the East Coast, where it had already aired. (We didn’t have the uber-spoiler Twitter or Facebook to ruin results and awards shows for us yet.)
I’ve been taking over the internet, one tweet at a time and have accumulated over 3 Million followers/friends/fans across all my Social Media networks. Over the years I’ve been consistently ranked as an influential online personality and even named as a Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer. I was the first person Merle Haggard followed when he got on Twitter and spent the day with Garth Brooks at Twitter and Facebook when joined the social media world.