published Friday, May 25th, 2012

Teen Choice, CMT awards nods for Lauren Alaina

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    Lauren Alaina Suddeth, 17, speaks about her singing career while at her Rossville, Ga., residence.
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Lauren Alaina has been nominated for two Teen Choice Awards: Choice Female Country Artist and Choice TV: Female Reality Star.

Lauren, daughter of JJ and Kristy Suddeth of Rossville, was runner-up on Season 10 of "American Idol." The country singer has signed with Mercury Nashville/19 Recordings/Interscope.

The Teen Choice Awards honor the hottest teen icons in television, music, film, sports, fashion and other aspects of pop culture. The two-hour special airs live Sunday, July 22, at 8 p.m. on Fox.

"I am a big fan of the Teen Choice Awards and try to watch it every year," Lauren said. "I love that this is a show where teenagers can rally behind their favorites. I think it's super cool that I am nominated. I would love to take home a surfboard!"

Lauren is also nominated for her first major country music award. She is a nominee in the Breakthrough Video of the Year category at the CMT Music Awards for "Georgia Peaches." The live show airs Wednesday, June 6, at 8 p.m. on CMT.

Lauren is currently opening for Sugarland's "In Your Hands" tour.

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