Credit: Splash News Photo: Lauren Alaina Performs on The Today Show on June 2, 2011

American Idol Season 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina is currently riding high on the release of her coronation single, “Like My Mother Does,” which has had the most radio airplay by an Idol runner-up in 6 years. But don’t think she’ll be stopping anytime soon, because Lauren is reportedly now at work recording her first album in Nashville. From the sounds of it, she and Scotty McCreery will be releasing albums right around the same time. So yeah, these days it’s good to be an American Idol country music fan.

Lauren tells, “This is so awesome! American Idol has changed my life, so I’m excited that the songs I performed on there are doing so well. I can’t believe that I have a song out on country radio, much less that so many stations started playing it right away. I can’t wait to get out and meet everybody and thank them personally for playing my song.”

There was never any doubt in our mind that Lauren would be a Season 10 standout, but it’s still good to see it all happening for her. How about it? Will you be buying Lauren’s new album when it comes out? Let us know in the comments!