Wildflower

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Coming in second to the dopey Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina is cut from the same country cloth as the winner of American Idol 10. Like McCreery, Alaina hails from the south and is perhaps a little bit too young to have lived everything she sings, but unlike McCreery, Alaina doesn't have a preternaturally aged voice. Scotty's baritone suggests he's seen things he hasn't, but Lauren still has a girlish twang to her voice, which lends her a greater bit of vulnerability, something that comes in handy on her quickly recorded and released debut, Wildflower. It also helps that Alaina is nowhere near as smarmy as McCreery, who always seems to regard his passable ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Coming in second to the dopey Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina is cut from the same country cloth as the winner of American Idol 10. Like McCreery, Alaina hails from the south and is perhaps a little bit too young to have lived everything she sings, but unlike McCreery, Alaina doesn't have a preternaturally aged voice. Scotty's baritone suggests he's seen things he hasn't, but Lauren still has a girlish twang to her voice, which lends her a greater bit of vulnerability, something that comes in handy on her quickly recorded and released debut, Wildflower. It also helps that Alaina is nowhere near as smarmy as McCreery, who always seems to regard his passable talents as exceptional. Alaina is earnest, pouring her heart into generic celebrations of the New South, name-dropping Alan Jackson and Jason Aldean, diesel trucks, John Deeres, Sunday mornings, a mother's love, country boys in blue jeans and T-shirts, everything outside of sweet tea that makes small southern towns great. Byron Gallimore, who previously produced Sugarland and Faith Hill, gives Wildflower an appealing gloss that helps disguise the ordinariness of the material along with any of Alaina's shortcomings, and that slickness serves Wildflower well, making it a much more enjoyable piece of product than McCreery's Clear as Day.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/11/2011
  • Label: Mercury Nashville
  • UPC: 602527811031
  • Catalog Number: 001602502
  • Sales rank: 22,546

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Georgia Peaches (3:07)
  2. 2 Growing Her Wings (3:01)
  3. 3 Tupelo (3:39)
  4. 4 The Middle (3:56)
  5. 5 Like My Mother Does (4:07)
  6. 6 She's a Wildflower (3:38)
  7. 7 I'm Not One of Them (3:18)
  8. 8 The Locket (5:10)
  9. 9 Eighteen Inches (3:44)
  10. 10 One of Those Boys (2:42)
  11. 11 Funny Thing About Love (3:57)
  12. 12 Dirt Road Prayer (4:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lauren Alaina Primary Artist
Charlie Bisharat Fiddle
Dan Dugmore Dobro, Steel Guitar
Stuart Duncan Fiddle, Mandolin
Shannon Forrest Percussion, Drums
Larry Franklin Fiddle
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar
Byron Gallimore Electric Guitar, Keyboards
Brent Mason Electric Guitar
Jerry McPherson Electric Guitar
Jamie Muhoberac Keyboards
Steve Nathan Organ, Piano, Keyboards
Lonnie Wilson Percussion, Drums
Glenn Worf Bass
Pat McGrath Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar (Resonator)
Craig Young Bass
Troy Lancaster Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Lisa Gregg Background Vocals
Perry Coleman Background Vocals
Tania Hancheroff Background Vocals
Jeanette Olsson Background Vocals
Michael Thompson Guitar
Technical Credits
Byron Gallimore Producer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Julian King Engineer
Lonnie Wilson Loop
Brett James Composer
Tom Shapiro Composer
Gordie Sampson Composer
Kelley Lovelace Composer
Zac Maloy Composer
Steve McEwan Composer
Blair Daly Composer
Erik Lutkins Engineer
Karen Naff Art Direction
Anthony Smith Composer
Rachel Proctor Composer
Aaron Pearce Producer
Hillary Lindsey Composer
David Hodges Composer
Sara Lesher Engineer
Carrie Underwood Composer
Ashley Gorley Composer
Nathan Chapman Composer
Liz Rose Composer
Luke Laird Composer
April Geesbreght Composer
Mallary Hope Composer
C. "Tricky" Stewart Producer
Tony Martin Composer
Marla Cannon Composer
Chris "Tek" O'Ryan Engineer
Nikki Williams Composer
Nicole Witt Composer
Nicolle Galyan Composer
Ben Carver Composer
Stephen Allbritten Engineer
Lauren Alaina Composer
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