Through The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Georgia native Lauren Alaina established the My Kinda People Fund.
Lauren captured America’s hearts when she appeared on Season 10 of American Idol. Lauren followed up her No. 1 debuting first album, Wildflower, with the release of the eagerly-awaited Road Less Traveled. Selected as one of Rolling Stone’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2017 and praised as “full of life lessons and uplift” (PEOPLE), the collection of 12 songs all written by the young star includes Lauren’s first No. 1 hit, the title track “Road Less Traveled.” The “sassy Southerner with killer pipes” (PARADE) has shared the stage with superstars including Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Martina McBride. Lauren is one of CMT’s Next Women of Country and she earned her first CMT Music Award for Breakthrough Video of the Year. Lauren performed on the 51st Annual CMA Awards where she was also nominated for CMA Award for New Artist of the Year. She has also been nominated for several Teen Choice Awards, Radio Disney Awards and an ACM nomination for New Female Vocalist of the Year.
I have the most amazing and unique job, and I have been privileged to meet so many people all over the world and hear their stories. Some of those stories are uplifting and some of those stories are painful, but all of the stories have touched me and left a lasting impression. Your stories and my stories; we are all in it together. I wanted to find a way to help where I can, so I formed the charity “My Kinda People.” It’s a way we can all come together and donate to those causes that mean something to you and to me. We can each help in our own way. You are all “My Kinda People,” and I am blessed to be on this journey with you.