Lauren Alaina is a daddy’s girl through and through, but her relationship with her dad hasn’t always been what it is today. Like in her song, “Doin’ Fine,” the singer shares with fans her dad’s struggle with sobriety, a battle he won nearly five years ago. Thanks to his newfound path of sober living, father and daughter have been able to mend fences and become tighter than ever before.
“Oh my gosh. My dad’s the best. I’m really proud of my daddy,” said the Georgia native while backstage at the 2018 CMA Music Festival. “October 6th will be his five-year anniversary of being sober. So that’s a big one for us. And it’s been really amazing the last few years with his recovery. Our relationship was a little rocky before he went into rehab and now we talk every single day. And he is my daddy and I’m so proud of him.”
Alaina also credits her dad with her strong work ethic, which has been put to the test as she struggled with the ups and downs of the music industry.
“He’s the hardest worker I know,” she shared. “That’s why I work so hard because I grew up watching him do it. I’m proud of him and he moved to Alabama for work and he loves it. And he’s like 30 minutes from the beach. So I’m trying to hit that beach up every minute I can. But I’m really proud of him and he’s a great dad and he always has been.”
Alaina will continue to work hard as she spends much of the summer out on the road as a part of Jason Aldean’s 2018 High Noon Neon Tour, with her dad especially excited about their tour date taking place in the SunTrust Plaza in Atlanta.