Length16:55 Release date2 October 2015 GenreCountry pop
ArtistLauren Alaina Producerbusbee
ReleasedOctober 2, 2015 (2015-10-02) LabelInsomniac/Interscope Records
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Lauren Alaina is the second extended play recorded by American country music singer Lauren Alaina, released to digital retailers on October 2, 2015 by Mercury Nashville, Interscope Records and 19 Recordings. It serves to promote Alaina's forthcoming second studio album and follow-up to 2011's Wildflower. Alaina co-wrote all five tracks.
In May 2013, Alaina released the country pop-leaning "Barefoot and Buckwild", which she co-wrote, as the purported lead single for her second studio album. Following the song stalling at a moderate 56 on the Country Airplay chart, promotion for the project seemingly ceased. After undergoing vocal surgery in August 2014, Alaina revealed to country music blog The Boot that she was beginning work on a new album with a "more mature" feel.
Alaina was selected by ESPN to write and record a promotional single for their college football campaign. Her contribution, "History", was released on August 31, 2015 and serves as the first promotional single from the album. She announced Lauren Alaina in September 2015 as a prelude to her then-forthcoming album, due out in 2016, featuring five songs from the album.
The EP debuted at number 28 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with first week sales of 1,600.
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