Categories :

Similar artists

Albums

CD$7.49

Country - Released March 6, 2020 | 19 Recordings - Mercury Nashville

HI-RES$8.99
CD$7.49

Country - Released March 6, 2020 | 19 Recordings - Mercury Nashville

Hi-Res
CD$12.99

Country - Released January 27, 2017 | Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina traveled a long road to her second album, taking six years to deliver a sequel to her 2011 debut. Blame the delay on vagaries of the marketplace and also a 2014 vocal surgery, two elements that ensure a slow working pace, but the upside of this half-decade hiatus is that Road Less Traveled almost plays like a second debut album. It announces a new Lauren Alaina, one who is happy to be a country diva in the vein of Carrie Underwood. Wildflower, her 2011 album, also carried a debt to Underwood but it retained a bit of a twang, whereas Road Less Traveled is a big, bright country confection. Alaina co-wrote every one of the 12 songs and whether they're ballads or chipper pop tunes, they're usually sturdy numbers. She may drift into the saccharine when she slows the tempo -- the closing "Pretty" is a self-empowerment anthem that attempts to spin Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful" toward Middle America -- but the faster cuts are usually jubilant and help propel Road Less Traveled, turning it into a strong modern country-pop album. © Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo
CD$10.49

Country - Released January 1, 2011 | Mercury Nashville - 19 Recordings - Interscope Records

Coming in second to the dopey Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina is cut from the same country cloth as the winner of American Idol 10. Like McCreery, Alaina hails from the south and is perhaps a little bit too young to have lived everything she sings, but unlike McCreery, Alaina doesn’t have a preternaturally aged voice. Scotty’s baritone suggests he’s seen things he hasn’t, but Lauren still has a girlish twang to her voice, which lends her a greater bit of vulnerability, something that comes in handy on her quickly recorded and released debut, Wildflower. It also helps that Alaina is nowhere near as smarmy as McCreery, who always seems to regard his passable talents as exceptional. Alaina is earnest, pouring her heart into generic celebrations of the New South, name-dropping Alan Jackson and Jason Aldean, diesel trucks, John Deeres, Sunday mornings, a mother’s love, country boys in blue jeans and T-shirts, everything outside of sweet tea that makes small southern towns great. Byron Gallimore, who previously produced Sugarland and Faith Hill, gives Wildflower an appealing gloss that helps disguise the ordinariness of the material along with any of Alaina's shortcomings, and that slickness serves Wildflower well, making it a much more enjoyable piece of product than McCreery's Clear as Day. © Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo
HI-RES$1.99
CD$1.49

Country - Released September 27, 2019 | 19 Recordings - Mercury Nashville

Hi-Res
CD$1.49

Country - Released October 5, 2018 | 19 Recordings - Mercury Nashville

CD$11.49

Country - Released January 1, 2011 | American Idol

CD$1.49

Country - Released September 27, 2019 | 19 Recordings - Mercury Nashville

CD$1.49

Ambient/New Age - Released January 1, 2013 | SO III

CD$1.49

Country - Released October 21, 2019 | 19 Recordings - Mercury Nashville

HI-RES$1.99
CD$1.49

Country - Released October 21, 2019 | 19 Recordings - Mercury Nashville

Hi-Res
CD$1.49

Ambient/New Age - Released November 18, 2016 | Lauren Alaina

CD$1.49

Country - Released January 1, 2015 | Lauren Alaina

CD$1.49

Country - Released January 1, 2013 | Lauren Alaina