Country singer-songwriter Alli Walker's musical odyssey from the serene Prince Edward Island, Canada, to the vibrant streets of Nashville unfolds as a captivating narrative of determination and innovation. Rooted in a childhood surrounded by a Police Chief father and accountant mother, Walker's upbringing instilled in her a relentless work ethic. Early achievements, including four high school sports championships and a North American Championship as part of a bagpiping band, showcased her diverse talents spanning music and sports.

Driven by her love for country music and inspired by diverse genres and artists like Avril Lavigne, Sum 41, Taylor Swift, and Brooks & Dunn, Walker boldly relocated to Toronto, Canada's bustling metropolis. While chasing her musical dream, she ventured into the world of print and commercial modeling and even graced the hit TV show Suits. Despite facing the hardships of sleeping on friends' floors and taking odd jobs, Walker's resilience remained unbroken.

Undeterred, Walker became a sponge for knowledge, delving into every facet of the music industry. From dive bars to weddings, and even trips to Nashville for collaborations, she absorbed experiences, learning music management, social media strategies, graphic design, video editing, and record production. In 2019, she released her debut album, "The Basement Sessions: What I've Learned So Far," showcasing intimate songs written and recorded entirely in her basement.

Walker's musical journey took a pandemic-induced detour when travel restrictions forced her to co-write her sophomore album, "Growing Up," remotely from Ontario. Embracing TikTok, she engaged with fans and shaped the album based on their preferences. The result was a debut at #6 on the global iTunes Country charts. Since then, Alli has earned recognition from Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Tidal, and more.

Additional accolades followed, including Spotify Canada's Radar Artist on the Horizon and invitations to speak on gender equality in country music at the 2023 Canadian Country Music Awards. In late 2023, Walker's fusion of country and bagpipes in "The Whiskey's Gone" gained TikTok fame, amassing over 10 million views and two million streams globally. The success led to her first management representation by Brad Turcotte and booking support from Joel Baskin.

Now signed with renowned record label RECORDS Nashville, Walker's recent release, "I Like Big Trucks," signifies a new chapter in her career. Boasting almost 700,000 social media followers, Walker's dynamic blend of traditional country sounds with pop/rock sensibilities positions her as a dedicated and innovative force in the evolving landscape of country music. As she gears up for her next album and global tour dates, Walker's journey in the music industry is poised for even greater heights.

Wednesday, July 10

Nashville North

9:30 PM