Lauren Alaina (born Lauren Alaina Kristine Suddeth on November 8, 1994) 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 No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart with the album's title track.