The cat is out of the bag as to which major country artist Lauren Alaina will be hitting the road with in 2012. Starting in January, Alaina will link up with Jason Aldean on the next leg of his My Kinda Party Tour.

Back in October, the former ‘American Idol’ beauty revealed to Taste of Country that she was beyond excited to have the opportunity to spend some time on the road with a then unnamed superstar. At the time, Alaina said she was looking forward to the big announcement and even more thrilled about the chance to connect with the masses that will be drawn out for the major touring event.

“I’m just trying to get my name out there a little bit more and be able to perform as much as I can,” she explained.

On Friday morning (Dec. 2), Aldean took to his Twitter page to announce the news that will now have fans eagerly awaiting the new year: “hey yall, give a welcome to @Lauren_Alaina,” Aldean tweeted. “shes joinin @LukeBryanOnline and me on the My Kinda Party tour in jan.”

Aldean’s tour is set to launch on Jan. 20 in Greensville, S.C. Click here for a complete list of dates where it will be stopping.