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American Idol: Scotty and Lauren Alaina Make Grand Ole Opry Debut

Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina making their Grand Ole Opry debuts on Friday, June 10, 2011 at the age of 17 and 16 in Nashville, Tennessee.

American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina made their Grand Ole Opry debuts on Friday, June 10.

Both singers seem to be destined to be country music singers.

Not many singers make their Opry debuts at such a young age with Scotty being 17 and Lauren being 16.

Apparently, the show was not filmed or was filmed for later showing so there is no video of the their singing debuts, but there is audio of their songs, which was broadcast over the WSM radio station in Nashville.

Kellie Pickler will sing on the Grand Ole Opry tonight and Crystal Bowersox will be singing on June 17.

Carrie Underwood is the only American Idol winner that has already been named a member of the Grand Ole Opry, but the way Scotty and Lauren Alaina may be members sooner than later. Kellie Pickler and Crystal Bowersox have a chance of being admitted in the future.

The following audio only videos let readers listen to Scotty and Lauren singing last night on the Grand Ole Opry stage:

Scotty McCreery singing in an audio version at the Grand Ole Opry.

American Idol runner-up singing in her Grand Ole Opry debut.

 

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Johnny Lee: Looking For Love – Plus Story Behind the Song

Johnny Lee singing his signature song Looking For Love and talking to Ralph Emery.

It doesn’t seem possible that it has been about 31 years since Johnny Lee recorded Looking For Love.  It went to No.8 on the country music charts in the U.S and was also featured in the movie Urban Cowboy.

Lee was about 34 at the time he recorded Looking For Love. Now he is old enough to retire at 65. Lee wasn’t a one hit wonder as he would record 20 albums and five of his songs would reach No.1 on the country music chart.

Johnny Lee’s No. 1 songs

Looking For Love

One In A Million

Bet Your Heart on Me

The Yellow Rose Of Texas (With Lane Brody)

You Could’ve Heard A Heart Break

The Yellow Rose of Texas video with Johnny Lee and Lane Brody.

Johnny Lee and Lane Brody singing Yellow Rose of Texas again over 30 years later at a country music reunion.

An audio only version of Johnny Lee singing You Could’ve Heard A Heart Break

 

Johnny Lee may not have had a Top 100 hit since 1989 or recorded an album since 2006, but from 1980-1984 he had 12 songs in the Top 10 country music chart.

Since appearing in Urban Cowboy Lee has been seen in many television series and sang Looking For Love in the 2002 movie The New Guy.

Looking For Love had been rejected by 20 artists according to allmusic.com before Lee made it a gigantic hit, mainly because it was sung in  Urban Cowboy.

Lee married actress Charlene Hilton from the Dallas television series in 1982 but their marriage had collapsed by 1987.

Like many celebrities he found out his management had been taking much of the money he had earned during the time when he was earning the most money.

He may never be voted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, but for five years he was one of the hottest country music stars in the business.

 

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