2021 ACM Awards: Lauren Alaina is COVID free, and about to be a movie star

Excited about her nomination, despite missing the festivities
By , Audacy

Starting things off in a fit of giggles, which we’ll explain shortly, Lauren Alaina joined Audacy’s Rob + Holly to talk all things ACM, the coronavirus and her recent collabs.

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Okay, now for that laughter inducing explanation. Apparently moments before connecting to chat Lauren’s manager had apparently walked in claiming “it smells like a dog in here.” For those scratching your head as to why that would be so darn funny. Well… simple Lauren, who’s up currently in Canada filming a movie, explained that her manager had been the only one present in the house for the past 12 days.

After the giggle fit had commenced. The trio got to talking, first a bit about COVID-19, which both Rob and Alaina had and have since recovered from. Switching topics to the movie Alaina referred to be working on, when asked if she could share anything about it, Alaina quickly answered, “Not really… I need to stop bringing that up.” And though she asserted she’s "not allowed to spill any deets," she did divulge that she’s “the lead actress in it.” And with shooting starting soon, she’s nearing her 14 day required quarantine.

As Rob brought up, Lauren has a gift for collaborations, in the last few years somewhat becoming Nashville’s go-to duet partner. Collaborating on songs with artists such as Kane Brown, Chris Young, Jon Pardi, Trisha Yearwood and more.

It's actually thanks to a collaboration that Lauren is nominated at the 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards. Up for Music Event of the Year for her feature on HARDY’s "One Beer” alongside Devin Dawson.

Sharing her excitement about the honor, Lauren noted “ HARDY and Devin will have to hold down the fort for me if we win it. They’ll have to get up there and have to give a little speech for me I reckon, cause I’m not gonna be there.” Rob even suggested she type something up for one of them to read if they indeed did win. All acknowledging Lauren’s spunky personality and Country twang to be a feat to replicate, Lauren quipped, “we need to make Devin do it.” Adding, “cause he has the most neutral accent of all time, it would be hysterical,” and even took a stab at impersonating him attempt.

Check out Rob + Holly's entire interview with Lauren Alaina, as well as the "One Beer" music video above. The 2021 ACM Awards happen live on Sunday April 18 on CBS.

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