Lauren Alaina ringing in new year on Fox special

Lauren Alaina ringing in new year on Fox special

December 13th, 2011 by Susan Pierce in Local - Breaking News

Rossville's Lauren Alaina, 'American Idol' runner-up.

Photo by Contributed Photo/Times Free Press.

"American Idol" runner-up Lauren Alaina will ring in 2012 in Las Vegas with a performance on "American Country New Year's Eve Live," according to Dixie Owen, spokesman for Universal Music Co.

The television special will air live on Fox Network at 11 p.m. on Dec. 31.

The New Year's Eve gig wraps up what Lauren called "the biggest year of her life" in a news release. After coming in second on "Idol," the Rossville teen signed with Mercury Nashville/19 Recordings/Interscope Records. She has performed at the White House, the Grand Ole Opry and on ABC Television's "CMA Country Christmas."

In January, she will be the opening act for Jason Aldean's "My Kinda Party" arena tour.