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Exclusive: American Idol's Lauren Alaina Set for Fox's Countrified New Year's Eve Special

Cowboy hats and 2012 spectacles will be in fashion when Fox rings in the New Year with a country-themed telecast starring Lauren Alaina and Rodney Atkins, TVLine has learned exclusively.

American Country New Year’s Eve Live (11:00 ET live) will focus on festivities from the Las Vegas strip and New York City’s Times Square; additional performers and a host will be announced soon, according to a Fox spokesperson.

Alaina was runner-up on Idol‘s tenth and most recent season; her latest single, “Georgia Peaches,” is a Top 40 single at country radio, and she’ll join Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan on Aldean’s “My Kinda Party” 2012 Arena Tour when it kicks off in January.