Platinum-selling No. 1 singer-songwriter Lauren Alaina kicks off her holiday season with a performance on the 94th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade live from New York City on Thursday morning on NBC. Alaina joins a list of superstar artists who are appearing on this year’s parade, including Dolly Parton, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, Patti Labelle, Bebe Rexha, Pentatonix and (of course) Santa Claus!
The Georgia native returns home to Nashville to perform in the 93rd Annual Nashville Christmas Parade benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. This year the parade will be aired virtually at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, on WKRN-Channel 2 (ABC). Also appearing in this year’s one-hour program include CeCe Winans, for KING & COUNTRY, Jimmie Allen, Louis York and The Shindellas, Oak Ridge Boys, Mitchell Tenpenny and Sandi Patty.
Alaina will perform and host Musician on Call’s (MOC) “I’m On Call for Tennessee” virtual concert, which will include performances by Darius Rucker, Jon Pardi, Maddie & Tae, Priscilla Block and Kylie Morgan. The concert will be available to health care facilities statewide for patients and staff to enjoy throughout the month of December through MOC’s “Virtual Bedside Performance Program.” MOC is a nonprofit that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in health care facilities.
The superstar was invited to perform the classic “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” on the upcoming Gaylord Hotels Christmas Special “SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS.” airing in December on Circle TV. Check local listings for dates/times.
Alaina continues as host of the new weekly Circle TV series, “Jesus Calling: Stories of Faith,” the inspirational series, based off the namesake book “Jesus Calling” (Thomas Nelson).
Alaina has been riding a career-high with the recent news her duet with friend and rising star Kane Brown, “What Ifs,” was certified for 6 million singles sold and her new “Getting Over Him” EP has garnered major national media exposure including a performance on “Good Morning America” as well as interview features on “Entertainment Tonight,” “E! News,” PEOPLE Magazine, People.com, People Now, “CMT Hot 20,” USA TODAY, American Songwriter, Tennessean, Hollywood Life, FoxNews.com and CMT.com.
Additionally, just days after the EP release, her duet, “What Do You Think Of?”, featuring international pop sensation Lukas Graham, shot up the iTunes chart hitting No. 1 on country and No. 4 on the all-genre chart. “What Do You Think Of?” is playing now on Sirius XM’s “The Highway.”
In the past several months, Alaina has performed on the 40th annual broadcast of the top-rated PBS special “A Capitol Fourth,” performing “This Land Is My Land”; “CMA Summer Stay-Cay” livestream special where she performed “Two Pina Coladas” with Lindsay Ell and Cassadee Pope, as well as “Say It With a Song” Game with Devin Dawson and HARDY; as well as “CMT’s Benefit Concert for Love & Acceptance.” She and Brown performed their six-times-Platinum-selling “What Ifs” on the recent nationally televised “CMA Best of Fest” on ABC.
For more information and tour dates, visit http://laurenalainaofficial.com/ and follow Lauren at @Lauren_Alaina on Twitter, @laurenalaina on Instagram and on Facebook. For videos, go to her YouTube (@LaurenAlainaAIVEVO).