Lauren Alaina To Compete On ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Surprise – Lauren Alaina is heading to ABC’s Dancing With the Stars! The Georgia native shared the exciting news on…


Lauren Jo Black

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August 21, 2019


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Surprise – Lauren Alaina is heading to ABC’s Dancing With the Stars!

The Georgia native shared the exciting news on Instagram with a series of photos and a caption reading, “Mirror, Mirror on the ball. Surprise!!! @dancingabc Can’t wait!”

The complete cast was revealed on ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday (Aug, 21). Joining Alaina on the upcoming season will be Christie Brinkley, The Bachelorette’s Hannah Brown, Queer Eye star Karamo Brown, Dawson’s Creek’s James Van Der Beek, NFL legend Ray Lewis, former Fifth Harmony singer Ally Brooke, NBA star Lamar Odom, Kenan and Kel star Kel Mitchell, former Supremes singer Mary Wilson, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer and The Office star Kate Flannery.

The singer isn’t the first country star to appear on the hit show. Sara Evans, Jana Kramer and Billy Ray Cyrus previously appeared, while Kellie Pickler took home the mirror ball in season 16 and multi-talented media personality and host of the nationally syndicated The Bobby Bones Show was crowned the winner of Dancing With the Stars season 27.

Dancing With the Stars will return to ABC on September 16.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.