Lauren Alaina will be wearing out her boots and kicking up the gravel with heartfelt songwriting when she releases her sophomore album next year. The long-awaited project is aptly titled Road Less Traveled, named after the title cut (and current Top 20 hit single), and hits everywhere Jan. 27. The 12-track LP follows her 2011 debut studio album Wildflower and his packed with big-name songwriters, including Caitlyn Smith and Dan Couch on fan-favorite "Same Day Different Bottle" (a revealing autobiographical ballad about her father's struggle with alcoholism) and Emily Shackleton (on "Doin' Fine" and "Think Outside the Boy"), among many others.
Check out the complete tracklist (with songwriter credits) below.
“I am so excited to get this album out,” Alaina shared in a press statement. “[I've] grown so much as a person, a songwriter and an artist in that time. These songs are a true representation of who I am, where I’ve been and where I’m going. This album has pushed me to accept who I am and be 100-percent honest about it. I can’t wait to share my stories, my music and myself with the world.”
Busbee (Maren Morris, Florida Georgia Line, Blake Shelton) sits in the producer's chair.
Following the release of Wildflower and radio promotion for its singles, Alaina took some time out of the spotlight to grow and nurture her craft. She reemerged in late 2013 at the CMT Next Women of Country event armed with "Same Day Different Bottle," staking her claim and rising to the occasion as one of country's next female superstars. Since then, she's performed countless other new originals in her live sets and released a pop-heavy self-titled EP last year, anchored by "Next Boyfriend" and her first-ever Top 20 hit "Road Less Traveled."
The Road Less Traveled tracklist is:
1. “Doin’ Fine” (Lauren Alaina, Emily Shackleton, busbee)
2. “My Kinda People” (Lauren Alaina, Emily Weisband, busbee)
3. “Three” (Lauren Alaina, Seth Ennis, Jordan Reynolds)
4. “Road Less Traveled” (Lauren Alaina, Jesse Frasure, Meghan Trainor)
5. “Queen of Hearts” (Lauren Alaina, Lindsey Lee, Victoria Banks)
6. “Think Outside the Boy” (Lauren Alaina, Emily Shackleton)
7. “Painting Pillows” (Lauren Alaina, Lindsay Jack Rimes, Alex Masters)
8. “Next Boyfriend” (Lauren Alaina, Emily Weisband, Matt McVaney)
9. “Crashin’ the Boys Club” (Lauren Alaina, Emily Weisband, Johan Fransson)
10. “Same Day Different Bottle” (Lauren Alaina, Caitlyn Smith, Dan Couch)
11. “Holding the Other” (Lauren Alaina, Emily Weisband, Eric Olson)
12. “Pretty” (Lauren Alaina, Felicia Barton, Emily Weisband)
Stay tuned to AXS.com for any and all updates.