Mercury Nashville recording artist Lauren Alaina is on the rise with her latest single, “Road Less Traveled.” Co-written by Alaina, Meghan Trainor and Jesse Frasure, the empowering new single has entered the Top 10 on the country radio chart and continues to soar.

“‘Road Less Traveled’ is about what I was saying to myself, and what I was hearing other people say and how I was interpreting that and how I was letting that affect me. When I wrote this song, I wrote it a long time ago. It was one of the earlier ones that I wrote for the album,” says Lauren.

“I was a broken 18 or 19-year-old girl when I wrote this song, and I needed to hear those lyrics” Lauren continues. “I was writing them, so I think deep down I knew that that’s how I needed to feel, but I did not feel that way when I wrote it. I wanted other people to feel the way I didn’t think was possible for me to feel, and that’s why I wrote it because I didn’t want other people to go through the feelings that I was going through at the time.”

“It’s just like the pressures of being good enough, regardless of what that means for me. I didn’t feel thin enough. I didn’t feel blonde enough. I didn’t think I was pretty enough. I didn’t think I was this. I didn’t think I was that, because there were people online that made comments about my weight and comments about my hair color. When that started, I was 16 and it was hard. But it’s the same for a lot of people in school and in their work place, it’s like we all go through those insecurities and how we overcome them is our story.”

“Road Less Traveled” can be found on the rising star’s latest album, Road Less Traveled, available now at retail stores and digital music outlets such as iTunes here.

Lauren Alaina is currently out on the road with Martina McBride on the Love Unleashed Tour. For a full list of tour dates and more, please visit