LISTEN: Lauren Alaina Pays Tribute To Her Mom Kristy In Unreleased New Song

Lauren Alaina took to social media earlier this month to tease an unreleased new song that was inspired by the support she received from her mom after a breakup. The singer/songwriter and Georgia native shared an audio work tape on…

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her master’s degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Music Mayhem, she has been published in American Songwriter, Country Now, and Holler.Country. When she’s not attending a concert or adding new country music to her playlist, O’Connell spends her time dancing in the studio and traveling with her family.

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Posted on May 17, 2022

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Lauren Alaina & Her Mom Kristy Suddeth; Photo Courtesy of Instagram

Lauren Alaina took to social media earlier this month to tease an unreleased new song that was inspired by the support she received from her mom after a breakup.

The singer/songwriter and Georgia native shared an audio work tape on Mother’s Day as a tribute to her mom and all the other moms around in the world. 

“Happy Mother’s Day to all the mommas out there!! Figured it would be a pretty good CALL to share a song I wrote about mine. I wrote it after a breakup, and I called my momma. This song RINGS true. I hope you love it,” she captioned the tune on Instagram.

The lyrics of the unreleased track address the process of navigating through the difficult stages of a breakup, including still sleeping in their clothes, drunk dials, keeping friends in the loop about the drama, and more. Throughout the powerful track, Alaina shares that her best piece of advice to healing heartbreak is to “call your momma.” 

She opens the song with the relatable lyrics, “You’re gonna go out / you’re gonna stay in / you’re gonna swear that you never loved him / you’re gonna get drunk and call him up at three am / gonna sleep in his old t-shirt / tell yourself it don’t hurt / gonna try and feel like it never ends.”

“Girl that’s when you know you finally let him go/when you pick up the phone and call your momma/when you call your momma,” she sings in the chorus. 

This isn’t Alaina’s first heartbreak song nor is it the first time she has found inspiration in her momma. In 2011, Alaina released “Like My Mother Does,” a song that details how much she looked up to her mom and the kind actions and strong words of advice she exhibited. The song credits Alaina’s mom for helping the songstress get to where she’s at in life. 

Songwriters Liz Rose, Nathan Chapman and Nicki Williams penned this song after finding inspiration in Alaina’s close relationship with her mom. It served as her country music debut and was featured on her Wildflower record. 

A new female artist, and current American Idol contestant, HunterGirl was also touched by the mother-daughter ballad. When given the chance to choose a song in honor of her own mom, she gave an emotional performance of “Like My Mother Does,” to her mom, Urla in the audience. 

“It’s crazy, I’m doing the ‘Like My Mother Does’ by Lauren Alaina, I just wanted to dedicate that song to you because I always wanted to be like you when I grew up. You’ve worked so hard for me to be able to live my dream,” Huntergirl told her mom through her tears.

Alaina has fans at the edge of their seats waiting for the release of her new heartwarming track, but she has not yet provided any information regarding the songwriters or an official release date.

The “Doin’ This” singer wrapped up her Top of the World tour on May 14 in San Luis Obispo, CA.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her master’s degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Music Mayhem, she has been published in American Songwriter, Country Now, and Holler.Country. When she’s not attending a concert or adding new country music to her playlist, O’Connell spends her time dancing in the studio and traveling with her family.

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