Scotty McCreery Is Proud of Lauren Alaina’s Success & Sees It as Validating “Everything We Did on ‘Idol’”

Scotty McCreery Is Proud of Lauren Alaina’s Success & Sees It as Validating “Everything We Did on ‘Idol’”

In 2011, then-teenagers Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina endeared themselves to a lot of television viewers during their Season 10 stint on American Idol. And for that, their careers will probably always be intertwined.

Scotty and Lauren await the voting results during the Season 10 finale of “American Idol” in 2011. photo by Michael Becker/FOX

In the six years since Scotty was crowned Idol champion and Lauren finished as the runner-up, both stars have had their shares of successes and setbacks. Scotty scored Top 10 hits with “See You Tonight” and “Feelin’ It” in 2014, but he lost his record contract with Mercury in 2016. Lauren underwent vocal cord surgery in 2014, but she stormed back with her first No. 1 single, “Road Less Traveled,” in 2017.

Lauren’s recent No. 1 has been validating to Scotty, a point he mentioned to Nash Country Daily during a sit-down to chat about his new single, “Five More Minutes.”

“After ‘Road Less Traveled’ went number one, I texted Lauren and let her know how proud I was of her,” said Scotty. “We went through something together with Idol that no one will ever truly understand. It was a blast and fun, but they definitely put us through the wringer, so to go through that with her, she’ll always be kind of a sister to me. We don’t talk as much as we used to, but she’s such an awesome person. And, in my opinion, she’s got one of the best dang voices in Nashville. She’s a powerhouse. I’m so proud of her to get that number one. It kind of validates everything we did on Idol, and it’s so cool to see that success for her.”

Check out Scotty’s new single, “Five More Minutes,” below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dPDBU9MC8c

photo by Jason Simanek

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson