“American Idol” runner-up Lauren Alaina will ring in 2012 in Las Vegas with a performance on “American Country New Year’s Eve Live,” according to Dixie Owen, spokesman for Universal Music Co.
The television special will air live on Fox Network at 11 p.m. on Dec. 31.
The New Year’s Eve gig wraps up what Lauren called “the biggest year of her life” in a news release. After coming in second on “Idol,” the Rossville teen signed with Mercury Nashville/19 Recordings/Interscope Records. She has performed at the White House, the Grand Ole Opry and on ABC Television’s “CMA Country Christmas.”
In January, she will be the opening act for Jason Aldean’s “My Kinda Party” arena tour.
Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of ...