Singing since she can speak, Alison is an up and coming, country-pop singer/songwriter. The perfect blend of classic and modern country. Growing up in Beacon NY, Alison started performing locally at just six years old. Falling for heartfelt lyrics and catchy melodies, Alison started writing music at 14 and playing guitar at 19.
In 2014 she was featured as a Hollywood contestant on season 14 of FOX’s hit TV show, American Idol. After the show, she began playing shows throughout the Hudson Valley with her band. A year later she made the move to Nashville, TN to pursue her country music dream and attended Belmont University while developing her songwriting skills with some of Nashville’s top songwriters and musicians. In her first year, she released two singles, “Crazy” and “All Over My Heart”.
Followed by her self-titled EP (released in Nov. 2018), she released a series of singles which garnered the attention of country media outlets and Nashville locals and later opened the door for her to perform notable venues and events such as The Listening Room, Live Oak, Tin Roof and Whiskey Jam.
As an artist, she has taken what she loved from classics such as Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, and Sara Evans, and fused them into her own style. Currently, Alison is now a full-time performer and songwriter in Music City, playing and co-writing with some of Nashville’s best.
What is your creative process like?
My process is always different. Sometimes I have something written down that I can’t wait to write when I get into a room. Sometimes I’ll be talking about a relationship or whatever’s going on at the time and it sparks from there. Ultimately, I’m a story person. I always try to have the story mapped out before I dive in.
If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
I love Maddie and Tae and have always enjoyed seeing them perform live. Being on the Cry Pretty Tour with them and Carrie Underwood would have been a dream come true.
What would you be doing right now if it weren’t for your music career?
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I love this question because I think about it from time to time, and I genuinely have no idea. I went to college, I tried a 9 to 5 and wasn’t happy. I’ve never been interested in anything else. If I had to, I’d want to work remotely from a computer so I could have the freedom to travel wherever and whenever I want to.
What is your favorite song to perform?
My favorite song to perform is my single, “Jean Jacket.” The song has so much sass, and it’s so fun to perform with a full band. Most importantly, I love seeing the crowd’s reaction to the song.
What does your music say about you?
I know it’s cliche to say, but I’ve always wanted to stay relatable. I want people to hear themselves in my songs and see themselves in me. Personally, I don’t like hearing, or seeing, artists that are just so unattainable or that make you feel like you couldn’t hang out with them.
What was the last TV series you watched on TV?
I have a bad habit of watching the same shows over and over again. I think I’m on my 3rd pass of Grey’s Anatomy and 12th pass of Gilmore Girls.
You are a new addition to a crayon box. What color would you be and why?
A blend between blue and purple. Mainly because it’s my favorite color. I’d be a combination of vibey and dark while being pretty and happy at the same time.
What was the last thing you dressed up as for fancy dress?
Wedding season lasted for the entire last year for me because my friends celebrate their special days. I was able to dress up quite a bit, but I absolutely loved it!
What would be the ideal food to have cooked for you on a date night?
Anything Italian. If there is pasta and bread, I’m in!
Which fictional character do you wish was real?
I’m a big superhero fan. If anyone from the Marvel Universe was real, I’d be happy! However, if I had to choose one: I’d pick Captain America.
Alison teaches listeners how to let go of failed relationships and emotional baggage in her new single, “In My Head.” Produced by Zach Manno and co-written alongside Harper O’Neill and Meg McRee, the track is available on digital streaming outlets now.
Recorded in Nashville, the new track highlights Alison’s “out of sight, out of mind” perspective on past failed relationships. The rhythmic beat combined with Alison’s sassy lyrics and vocal delivery echo her stubbornness and matter-of-fact attitude.
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