With rising country artist Allie Colleen due to release her debut album “Stones” via all digital platforms on 26th November, what better time to discover more about this exciting Nashville based singer/songwriter?
But first, give her latest single, the album’s recently released title track, a listen. Co-written by Allie alongside Sara Brice, De’Leah Shane and Tony McVaney, its initial inspiration came from a quote Allie came across…”build an empire out of the stones they’ve thrown at you“. The song is aimed at those who try to tear others down, and its message is that their actions will in fact have the opposite effect of making and individual stronger and more determined to prove them wrong. Stream/ download “Stones” here http://smarturl.it/stonesalliecolleen
Originally from Owasso, Oklahoma, Allie Colleen’s passion for singing and songwriting kicked in at a young age, not surprising when you learn that she is the daughter of Garth Brooks and grew up in a home full of music. By the time she was in eighth grade she knew a career in music lay ahead, and gained a degree in Songwriting and Music Business at the prestigious Belmont University in Nashville. She has since garnered a reputation for being a notable songwriter with her strong voice falling somewhere in between classic country and the emerging country sound of today. Her debut single, “Work In Progress” was a sweet sentiment regarding her introduction to the music industry, and was followed by “Along The Way” and the concept project of “Best Friend” and “Road You Take” which shared her journey and the story of a broken friendship along with healing a broken heart. Possessing passionate drive and innovative vision, Allie has been working to hone her skills along-side industry professionals and her performances both around Nashville and at national venues throughout the States have seen her fan base and social media following growing, including capturing the attention of legendary radio show host Bobby Bones.
Her first radio single, “Ain’t The Only Hell ( My Momma Raised)” gave Allie’s music wider exposure, and it broke the top 30 on the Music Row Breakout Chart last year. Talking about the feisty, rousing song, which she co-wrote with Karleen Watts, Allie explains “This song goes out to all the moms, to all the women who put their hell raising lives on hold to raise their babies . My mom(s) are my greatest role models. I am who I am because of who they are“, the moms she refers to being Garth Brooks‘ first wife Sandy Mahl and her stepmother Trisha Yearwood. The song was apparently inspired by an old photograph which gets referenced in the lyrics and led the two writers to wonder what their moms were like before motherhood came along.
“Stones” is the final single to be taken from Allie’s upcoming album (check out the rest and all Allie’s back catalogue across the usual streaming platforms) which has been available in physical format via her website and at live shows over the past couple of months in the lead up to the digital release. Look out for out interview with this exciting artist in the next few weeks, and be sure to check out her website alliecolleenmusic.com where you’ll find links to her socials to keep right up to date with all her news, including upcoming live shows.