It's been a whirlwind for Lauren Alaina, since she placed second on American Idol.  She's been busy touring, writing and recording music, attending prom and graduating.  Lauren has hardly had time to soak it all in.

Country Jam

Saturday, Alaina will be at the NY Country Jam at the Syracuse fairground this weekend and she's ready to help Mohawk Valley flood victims forget their worries for one night as she performs at the NY Country Jam in Syracuse this weekend. 'I'm going to bring it, with a big smile and everybody is forget about everything that's going on around them'

New Album

Lauren is working on her second album which will be available before the end of the year. 'I just found out, It should be out in December.' The as yet, untitled CD will have Lauren's first song she wrote, 'Barefoot & Buckwild.'  The song she debuted when she returned to the Idol stage this past season.  Get your copy on iTunes.

Moving to Nashville

Alaina, who is still just a baby, is taking the next step in career and is moving to where it happens.  'I'm actually moving to Nashville. I'm 18 and still attached to my mamma's hip, but if I'm going to take this career seriously and want the things that I want to happen, I gotta be where it is.  Everything happens around Nashville so that's the place I need to be.  It's scary but I'm going to do it.  I might just have to put my mom and dad in my suitcase.'

Stay up to date on everything Lauren Alaina, including when her new album will be out and what it'll be called at her website, on Facebook and Twitter.

Alaina will take the Country Jam stage Saturday at 5:30pm.  Get your tickets here.

Friday, July 12th
6:00pm Simply Faith – Faith Hill/Miranda Lambert Tribute
7:30pm Fresh Horses – Garth Brooks Tribute
9:30pm Adam D. Tucker – Tim McGraw Tribute

Saturday, July 13th
12:00pm Fulton Chain Gang
1:30pm TJ Sacco & the Urban Cowboys
3:00pm Jason Thomas
4:00pm Love and Theft
5:30pm Lauren Alaina
7:00pm Uncle Kracker
9:00pm Billy Currington

Sunday, July 14th
12:00pm Bob Greco Band
1:30pm Custom Taylor Band
2:30pm LoCash Cowboys
4:00pm Kellie Pickler
5:30pm Easton Corbin
7:00pm Chris Young

Lauren Alaina Lends a Hand as Special Olympics Ambassador

Facebook Lauren Alaina, runner-up on Season 10 of 'American Idol,' has been putting in lots of work hours lately and is 'Growing Her Wings' in all sorts of ways, including spending a week with Special Olympics athletes in South Korea. Recently, the growing country star traveled to South Korea to attend the Special Olympics World Games.