Nashville artist to headline Chautauqua | Community

According to staff reports

The Chautauqua Festival will wrap up June 25 with a performance by Nashville singer-songwriter Allie Colleen.

“One of the things the arts council prides itself on is trying to find promising artists for the festival, such as Chris Stapleton, Mickey Guyton and many others,” said Matthew Frusher, chairman of the Wythe Arts Council. , which organizes the festival. “We think Allie won’t disappoint. We’re thrilled to have her wrap up our first full festival in two years.

A graduate of Belmont University in Owasso, Oklahoma, Allie grew up around music and is no stranger to the industry. Passionate about singing and songwriting from a young age, she earned a reputation as a remarkable songwriter with a strong American voice, singing about the layers of love and heartbreak that shaped her. She cited country singers Jo Dee Messina and Martina McBryde as influences.

Some of his songs are witty; others are serious. One of his original songs, “Close Enough”, has over 750,000 views on YouTube. Her social following is growing every year.

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Her song ‘Ain’t the Only Hell (My Momma Raised) earned a Top 40 spot in 2020. She released her debut album, ‘Stones’ late last year and her latest single, ‘Halo and Horns” in May.

Her passionate drive and innovative vision set her apart from her peers, resulting in music and videos going viral on the internet – even catching the attention of famed radio show host Bobby Bones – a sign that her audience is captive and waiting for his next song. .

Constantly working to hone her skills alongside industry professionals and performing at venues in Nashville and across the country, Allie Colleen has garnered a growing fan base. Her debut single, “Work In Progress,” defines the life that shaped her with personal lyrics and transparency in both vocals and delivery.

Of Allie, People magazine said: “The tattooed Oklahoma-born singer has long found herself in a tussle with her own soul, trying to figure out who she is deep down inside and what his music should represent and why that old ‘every blessing is a curse’ seems to ring so true in his life.

She told the magazine that people often threw rocks at her.

“Anyone with any public profile knows what I mean,” she told People in May. “The stones can come from any angle. And some days you just want to pick them up and throw them back as hard as you can… But I just try to keep them in my pocket. What about those that are too heavy? Well, I just leave those where they are.”

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