Title - Stones
Artist - Allie Colleen
For those unaware, singer-songwriter Allie Colleen digitally released her debut album, Stones, in late November last year and it has since fast become one of must-have albums of 2022!
Inclusive of songwriters Kelli Johnson, Kimberly Atwood, Steven McMorran and Jason Matthews, along with both Mitch Rossell and Anthony Mossburg, the album was co-produced by Joe Costa and Ben Watts and was recorded at Allentown Recording Studio in Nashville.
Throughout the album’s 11 tracks are a variety of songs and topics, including Only Oklahoma, which places the Oklahoma native in a position of questioning what her life might be like if she’d have never left home; the seemingly innocent named yet innuendo-filled Pink Lemonade; and the powerful anthem Wildflower, which provides encouragement to embrace one’s uniqueness.
1. Stones (I Don’t Give A)
2. Playin’ House
3. Don’t Give Your Heart To A Cowboy
4. Vagabond Angels
6. Only Oklahoma
7. Blame It On The Weather
8. Good As It Gets
9. Well Enough Alone
11. Pink Lemonade
This rather excellent new album opens on the gently rambunctious title track Stones (I Don’t Give A) and the melancholy ache of Playin’ House and back those up with the free flowing melodies of Don’t Give Your Heart To A Cowboy, the rhythmically train-imbibed Vagabond Angels and then the achingly balladry of Wildflower.
Next up is the what-could-have-been hipsway of Only Oklahoma and the throaty COR of Blame It On The Weather which are in turn followed by the lonesome ode within Good As It Gets, the stillness of tone within the ballad Well Enough Alone, the album rounding out on the emphatically soaring Make Me A Man, closing on the twanging guitar work of the raunchy Pink Lemonade.
A country artist from Owasso, Oklahoma, currently residing Nashville, TN, Allie is a graduate from Belmont University with a degree in Songwriting and Music Business and who has been performing since she was 14 years of age and who is also now married.
“I’ve always been drawn to artists that can do it all. Someone who can write their own songs and come into the studio and perform them in a way that moves the listener and makes you believe every single word they sing. That’s Allie Colleen,” shares Costa. “This girl is the whole package, and I couldn’t be more honored and proud to have played a part in helping her vision to come to life.”
“Allie Colleen delivers the goods on her debut album. From moments of angsty blues to soulful ballads and classic country. Allie does it all with raw, heartfelt lyrics and an honest vocal delivery,” adds Watts. “It was a pleasure to play a part in the creation of this project. I’m sure she’s set for a bright journey ahead!”
“I am beyond grateful every day of my life to pursue this dream. This collection of songs holds stories and narratives that are very close to my heart, and it is my hope and intention that they will have their own place in your story as well.”
“So from my heart and all the amazing hands that touched this project, thank you for my life and career,” says Colleen. “I hope you love this album, but at the end of the day-I LOVE this album. Love one another.”
Allie Colleen Playin’ House (Live Video, 4/9/2021)
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