Runner-up on Season 10 of American Idol, Alaina earned comparisons to the genre’s premier vocalists, Carrie Underwood and Martina McBride. A record-breaking 122.4 million votes were cast for Lauren and Idol winner Scotty McCreery. Soon after, she made her Opry debut to sing her debut hit, “Like My Mother Does.” Her first album “Wildflower” was released in 2011 and landed at No. 2 on the Billboard’s Top Country Album chart and No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200. She became the youngest female artist to debut this high on the Billboard charts since LeAnn Rimes’ debut 15 years ago; Alaina is the best-selling country female debut since 1996.