Lauren Alaina is testing out her skills as an actress. She stars in the new romantic comedy Road Less Traveled, which is named after Lauren’s hit single of the same name. The movie will debut on Friday, November 10th at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CMT (encores Saturday, November 11th at Noon ET/PT).
In her first feature-length film, Lauren stars as Charlotte, a successful songwriter struggling to balance her career and her dream of the perfect wedding. Charlotte returns to her rural hometown of Harmony, TN where she faces her past and reconsiders her future, especially after a chance encounter with her first love, Ray, played by Donny Boaz (Six, NCIS). Jason Burkey (The Walking Dead) stars as Spencer, Charlotte’s fiance, and Charlene Tilton (Dallas, The Love Boat) appears as Babs, Charlotte’s eclectic aunt with a passion for wine-making.
Lauren tells us about dipping her toes in the acting pond. “I am so excited that I have filmed a movie and I am like an actress. It was awesome. It was the craziest schedule of all time thought, because I had to squeeze it in between like touring and recording an album and getting it out, but it was such a learning experience for me. I love to learn. I love to push myself to be better at things, and I’ve never really acted before, so this was a whole new world for me.”
The film, Road Less Traveled, samples a number of songs from Alaina’s sophomore album of the same name including her newest single “Doin’ Fine,” along with “My Kinda People,” “Queen of Hearts,” “Painting Pillows,” “Holding the Other” and the album's chart-topping title track.