Lauren Alaina (born Lauren Alaina Kristine Suddeth; November 8, 1994) is an American country music singer and songwriter from Rossville, Georgia. Alaina 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. She later achieved her first number one on the Country Airplay chart with its title track. Alaina’s second number one came when she topped the Hot Country with her friend Kane Brown and their duet What Ifs.