In a sweet Instagram videoposted on Tuesday, the former “American Idol” runner-up answers a phone call not knowing who’s on the other line.
After a few seconds, however, Alaina finds out who it is … none other than country legend Reba McEntire.
That alone is enough to make any fan’s day. Seconds after finding out that McEntire is talking to her, Alaina gets even more incredible news.
McEntire pauses and tells her that she’s won the Academy of Country Music’s 2018 award for new female vocalist. Needless to say, this renders the “Road Less Traveled” singer speechless and brings her to tears.
“Honey, I’m so proud for you,” McEntire can be heard on the speakerphone as Alaina tries not to explode in happiness, fighting back tears.
Lauren posted this on Instagram:
laurenalainaLike every post, I’ve got to start with a pun. This is the best thing that has happened to me in my “McEntire” life. Now that that’s out of the way… oh my gosh. I won an ACM. AND @reba called to tell me. I am so thankful and appreciative to everyone who voted for me and made this happen. I’m so thankful to be given the chance to make music with people I love and sing it to more people I love. Country music is my heart, and today my country-loving heart is exploding. Thank you to my team and the people in the trenches helping make this happen. I couldnt do it without my team. You know who you are. This award is for ALL of us. #newfemalevocalistoftheyear @acmawards