Lauren Alaina, former Rossville resident and "American Idol" runner-up, has written and recorded an exclusive track for ESPN's college football coverage.
"History," written by Alaina with Jesse Frasure and Emily Weisband, will be used by ESPN in its promotions across all platforms for top college football match-ups each week, according to a release from Mercury Nashville/Universal Music Co.
The track will also be used as a central part of the network's campaign building toward the College Football Playoff semifinals on New Year's Eve and the National Championship on Jan. 11, 2016.
"For a Southern girl, college football is everything. I am so pumped to have my song used for ESPN's college footballcoverage," Alaina said. "Thank you ESPN for giving me something to make my boyfriend, dad and brother think I'm that much cooler!"
Alaina and rock band Imagine Dragons were the only artists chosen to contribute new recordings for ESPN and its college football promotion.
"I have followed Lauren's career and knew of her talent," says Kevin Wilson, ESPN music director. "The pageantry, traditions, passion and atmosphere of college football is unlike any other sport and Lauren has captured what makes the season special in her song 'History.'"
Frasure has helped write such songs as Florida Georgia Line's No. 1 hit "Sun Daze" while Weisband is a singer/songwriter who co-wrote "Wasn't That Drunk," which is on the Josh Abbott Band's new record, "Front Row Seat."
Alaina is currently on a radio tour in support of her new music expected at country radio next month. To preview and purchase "History," visit http://umgn.us/History.