Lauren Alaina couldn’t hold back the tears during this heartfelt performance Twitter/@schmatacus

If ever a country star deserved the success she’s receiving, it’s Lauren Alaina.

After trudging through the heartbreak and politics of the music business since her “American Idol” run in 2011, the sweet Georgia girl is now receiving the accolades she has been working for. From her first No. 1 single, “Road Less Traveled,” to finally landing those coveted ACM and CMA award nominations, it seems that Lauren’s dream is coming true.

If you haven’t picked up her sophomore album, “Road Less Traveled,” yet, then you may not have heard the incredibly poignant autobiographical ballad “Three.” The lyrics of the song chronicle Lauren’s journey of chasing that dream—the highs and lows, the heartbreak and happiness. Seriously, y’all, just reading the lyrics can make you cry.

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They can make Lauren cry, too. When fans sang those lyrics back to her during a recent performance in Buffalo, New York, tears fell.




All of the above.

In a Twitter video, Lauren can be seen getting overcome with emotion and pausing to compose herself, but her fans keep her place by singing the song for her. As she wipes tears and turns back to the microphone, it’s obvious that her emotions are getting the best of her as you hear her gasp then cover her sweet face with her hands, apparently as she notices some supportive signs held up by fans in the audience.

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And although she struggles to finish the song, it doesn’t even matter. Because that’s what country music does, it evokes an emotion.

So, congratulations Lauren on a hit song that isn’t even a radio single, and another hit song, “Doin’ Fine,” that actually is on the radio!

Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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