HOUSTON — It wasn't her first time on the big stage. It won't even be her first time at Truist Park. But for the hometown Georgia girl, it'll be a special moment.
Georgia's Lauren Alaina sang the National Anthem ahead of World Series Game 5 Sunday night at Truist Park between the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves.
The 26-year-old from Rossville, Georgia, most notably became a star as the runner-up on the tenth season of American Idol in 2011.
She quickly became a household name, touring with some of the biggest country acts, including Jason Aldean in 2018. That's when Alaina last played at Truist Park (then known as SunTrust Park), home of the Atlanta Braves.
Alaina has released three studio albums, including Wildflower (2011), Road Less Traveled (2017) and Sitting Pretty on Top of the World (2021). She has won numerous awards of the years.
The Braves are are taking on the Astros tonight at Truist Park. The Braves are leading 3-1 in the best-of-seven series. They are are looking to win their first World Series since 1995. They can do that with a win Sunday at Truist Park in Atlanta. If the Braves are unable to win in Game 5, the series will go back to Houston on Tuesday.