American Idol season 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina has released her first official post-Idol music video. The video is for her new single “Like My Mother Does,” which entered the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart at 49 and Hot 100 chart at number 20.
Lauren Alaina was signed to Mercury Nashville Records following her stint on American Idol season 10. Her first album on the label is due out in the fall and is currently available for pre-order on her website.
Since American Idol, Lauren Alaina has performed on a variety of talk shows, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Live with Regis and Kelly and The Today Show. She was also a presenter at the CMT Music Awards on June 8 and has performed at the Grand Ole Opry and the CMA Music Festival.
Lauren Alaina is currently traveling the country on the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2011, which will have its last stop in the Philippines on September 20.
American Idol winner Lee DeWyze will sing the national anthem during the NBA Finals on Sunday. DeWyze will perform in front of about 20,000 NBA fans at the Los Angeles Staples Center before game two of the L. A. Lakers/Boston Celtics battle.
The NBA has previously granted performance time to a slew of other American Idol winners, including Kelly Clarkson, David Cook, Jordin Sparks and Carrie Underwood. Sunday’s game will be Lee DeWyze’s first major gig since he won the coveted American Idol winner title this season.
After the NBA Finals, DeWyze will head out on the road with the rest of the American Idol top 10. The American Idols Live Tour kicks off July 1 in Auburn Hills, Michigan and runs through September 15.
The NBA Finals game, with Lee DeWyze singing the national anthem, will be aired live on ABC starting at 8 PM ET on Sunday.