Photographing Lauren Alaina

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Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina is an American singer, songwriter, and actress from Rossville, Georgia. She was the runner-up on the tenth season of American Idol. Her debut studio album, Wildflower was released on October 11, 2011. Her second album, Road Less Traveled was released January 27, 2017. Alaina later achieved her first number one on the Country Airplay chart with the album's title track. Her second number one came later that year when she simultaneously topped five Billboard charts with her friend and former classmate Kane Brown on their duet "What Ifs".

I had the opportunity to photograph Lauren on her tour stop in Raleigh NC. She came out on stage full of energy and seemed really happy to there. She went over and embraced the crowd and even played Guns and Roses “Paradise City” as an opener for the crowd. Everyone sang with her and she belted some really impressive notes while give her own rendition of the song. She was playful with her band mates and kept the energy going with her personality and stage presence.
— Lead Photographer Chris Sturk
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