J.J. Suddeth shared his own musical talents with his daughter Lauren Alaina. According to Taste of Country, the two of them performed together at a Chattanooga show on Father’s Day 2012, with Alaina singing and Suddeth playing guitar.
In March 2020, she shared a video on Instagram of herself and Suddeth performing at home during quarantine for COVID-19. In the caption, Alaina said, “We can go FATHER if we act as a team. The best thing about this quarantine is getting to spend it with my daddy.” She went on to say that he played guitar for her at many performances in her hometown as a kid and added, “We are learning to soak up every moment because our lives are already good.”
Alaina and Suddeth have a close relationship beyond playing music together. During the CMA Music Festival in 2018, Alaina praised her father for getting sober and said that helped their relationship. She also said, “He’s the hardest worker I know. That’s why I work so hard because I grew up watching him do it. … I’m really proud of him and he’s a great dad and he always has been” (via Sounds Like Nashville).