Lauren Alaina singing at Grand Ole Opry Friday

photo Lauren Alaina

It's been a busy week for Rossville's Lauren Alaina. The rising country star taped an episode with Food Network queen Paula Deen on Monday night in Savannah, Ga.

Deen tweeted a picture of the two Georgia belles laughing and said: "Lauren Alaina was on set yesterday and we couldn't stop cuttin' up together!"

On Friday, Alaina will sing at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville at 7 p.m. CST. Tickets are $25-$57. Also on the show, according to the Opry's website, are The Steeldrivers, Joe Diffie, Edens Edge, Riders in the Sky, and Old Crow Medicine Show.

Fans can meet Lauren at the Country Music Hall of Fame on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. CST, signing copies of her CD, "Wildflower."