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Lauren Alaina celebrated her very first Number One hit, “Road Less Traveled,” with a party in Nashville on Wednesday, (May 24th). Lauren gifted attendees with assorted onesies, while her own was covered in sequins and said “number onesie” at the top and “road less traveled” down the leg.

Lauren tells us she has been celebrating the feat for the last several weeks, including making a special purchase.

“I’m so stupid! Like some people go out and buy like Chanel. I’m like, ‘I got a onesie online.’ No, I’ve been celebrating ever since we found out but just in small ways — going out with my friends, hanging out with people, being home with the people I love and I just can’t believe it. I’ve cried a lot, too. I’ve celebrated in a lot of ways (laughs). This party kind of made me realize, ‘Oh my goodness, I’ve got a Number One song,’ cause I get to celebrate it with all of the people. It’s so crazy that I’m . . . This is, like, a Number One party of a song that I wrote. I can’t even . . . I don’t know. It’s crazy (laughs).”

Lauren’s onesie purchase in celebration of her Number One hit features her latest obsession, baby goats.

Love and Theft have decided to donate the proceeds from their latest single, “Love Wins,” to charity in the wake of the bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England earlier this week. Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson shared the news on their Facebook page writing, “Our hearts go out to those affected by the Manchester tragedy. As a show of support we will be donating our proceeds from “Love Wins” downloads over the next month.

A Thousand Horses will release their new album, called Bridges, on June 2nd. The digital-only release will feature six new tracks and seven acoustic live renditions – including a new version of their debut hit single, “Smoke.”

Lead singer Michael Hobby tells us the four-man band has come a long way from their 2015 debut Southernality.

“I feel like we’ve grown a ton. I mean we’ve been a band a long time.  Southernality came out a few years ago and we’ve been out on the road with these big heavy hitters for the last two or three years openin’ up for Jason Aldean or Thomas Rhett or Darius Rucker. So we’ve learned a lot from those guys, you know, and learning to play places that we’ve never played that are bigger like stadiums. I mean we did our first couple of stadium shows this past year. So you evolve as a musician and you evolve as a songwriter and a performer. And I feel like now we’re just getting to the point to where we’re ready to start this second record that we’ve worked on in song-wise and sonically.  We switched producers from Dave Cobb to Dan Huff and it’s been absolutely incredible working with Dan and we feel like we’re just kind of elevating our sound as a band to give the best product and the best show that we can out there on the road.”

A Thousand Horses are climbing the charts with their new single, “Preachin’ to the Choir.”


That’s your Buzz of Country for Today, tune in Same Time – Same Place tomorrow for your daily dirt from Nashville. For B103, I’m Clint Leifeld.