Lauren Alina has done pretty well for herself since taking second place on 'American Idol' in 2011. Now she has a new single titled '18 inches' that was co-written by her own personal idol.

Carrie Underwood helped write the song about young love, alongside Ashley Gorley and Kelley Lovelace. Lauren has always been a huge fan of Carrie Underwood and since being on the show the two have spent quite a bit of time together. Lauren joked in a recent interview that the highlight of her career was getting Carrie's phone number. Lauren has a lot to be thankful for and I'm sure it's nice to have someone to talk to who has been through the same thing.

Check out her new sing '18 Inches' and let us know what you think of it!