Lauren Alaina's new single, "Eighteen Inches," has a big American Idol connection. It was actually co-written by former Idol champ Carrie Underwood. Lauren has made no secret of the fact that she really looks up to Carrie, who penned the song with Nashville writers Kelley Lovelace and Ashley Gorley.
Lauren says, “Kelley, Ashley, and Carrie all did a wonderful job writing such an incredible song. I feel so honored to be able to bring to life the beautiful story within the song.”
Carrie is honored to have Lauren interpret her song too. She says, "Lauren's voice tells the story of 'Eighteen Inches' beautifully. What an incredible talent!"
"Eighteen Inches" is included on Lauren Alaina's debut album, Wildflower, now in stores.
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