Lauren Alaina brought down the house at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium Feb. 23 with this performance of her latest song, “Three.” She sang the song as part of her record label’s big showcase for the attendees of the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville.
The song is all about Lauren’s journey since she was the runner-up on “American Idol” six years ago. She’s just now getting her first top 10 hit at country radio with “Road Less Traveled.” “Three” speaks to the sacrifices she’s made being away from her family while chasing her dreams of country stardom.
Lauren tells Rare Country, “I wanted to write a song for my family because I miss a lot of stuff. I miss my nephew’s birthday parties. I miss Thanksgiving sometimes for this life that I love.”
Even though she doesn’t get to see her family as often as she’d like, there’s no place Lauren would rather be than singing for her fans on the road.
“The last line of that song is ‘six years of missing home, but I’d spend 50 more gone for three minutes on the radio,'” Lauren explains. “I mean it. This is all I’ve ever wanted. They are constant reminders that I’m where I’m supposed to be. ”
Lauren’s co-writer on “Three,” country newcomer Seth Ennis, is the one backing her up on piano. The song is featured on her new album, “Road Less Traveled,” out now.