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Lauren Alaina is taking a break for romance and fun in a new picture she’s shared to social media.

The “Doin’ Fine” singer turned to Instagram to post the photo above on Tuesday (May 1), showing herself on a sun-drenched beach in a bathing suit sharing a sweet and romantic kiss with her longtime boyfriend, Alex Hopkins

This week was pearlfect. We came. We Nassau. We CONCHered. 🐚 @_alex_hopkins

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Alaina is taking a well-deserved break after a major career triumph at the 2018 ACM Awards on April 15. She took home New Female Vocalist of the Year. Alaina also performed her No. 1 hit, “What Ifs,” with her childhood friend and now sometime duet partner, Kane Brown, and Hopkins crowed with pride the following day.

“Last night was a dream,” he wrote to accompany a photo of them together at the ceremony. “I could not be more proud of this girl right here. It’s a beautiful thing watching her work so hard for her dream and be able to get so incredibly recognized for it. New Female Vocalist of the Year. I can’t quit saying it. Lauren, I love you more than I can put into words. I’m so unbelievably proud of you.”

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While Bebe Rexha is enjoying the success of her chart-topping collaboration with Florida Georgia Line, it’s safe to say that the pop star didn’t know much about country music beforehand.

In fact, when the pop superstar met the “Cruise” duo for the first time, she thought she was collaborating with Little Big Town!

“I can’t lie,” Bebe tells us about the song “Meant To Be,” which she actually co-wrote alongside FGL’s Tyler Hubbard. “I had met Little Big Town at one of the awards [shows]. When I walked in the studio, I saw Tyler there, and I said ‘Where are the other band members?’ I told Tyler and he started laughing.”

Rexha’s getting the last laugh, though, considering the song is one of the biggest of the year. “Meant to Be” landed at No. 1 on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Country Aircheck/Mediabase Country charts.

“From day one, this song was just meant to be,” Hubbard says of the hit. “Bebe jumped in on a canceled writing session last minute and now it’s going down in history.”

“It’s been nothing but good vibes to see it take off and inspire. Its message is a positive one and why I think it’s connecting with those who hear it,” adds FGL’s Brian Kelley. “We can’t thank country radio enough for all of the support.”

-Denyse

Photo Credits: laurenalaina

 

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