Alli Walker, named Top Country’s ‘Top Female Artists of 2019’, and nominated for Rising Star at the 2020 CMAO’s (Country Music Association of Ontario Awards), is a Prince Edward Island raised country music singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who moved to Toronto when she was 19 to ‘chase the dream’. After a decade of hundreds of gigs and songs written later, she released her Top 10 iTunes charting independent debut album called ‘The Basement Sessions’ in 2019.
“I spent 10 years getting my feet wet in the music industry. I didn’t start singing until high school so I knew I needed my 10,000 hours, my ‘dues paid’ before I released anything of my own. I’ve played every **** hole bar in Ontario, every festival, wedding and house party, and co-written hundreds of songs traveling back and forth to Nashville just being a sponge and learning from anyone I could. Writing, recording and releasing my debut album on my own was the perfect experience on what it takes to be an independent artist and still cut through. The response from fans, the industry, and the media exceeded my expectations. There really is a space for vulnerability and honest story telling and I’m so grateful for that.”
While writing and working towards her second album during the global pandemic lockdown, Alli decided to share unreleased original demos on the ‘new to her’ social media platform TikTok. To her surprise, here she found and built a loyal fan base with several demos going viral garnering her millions of views and over 100,000 followers who have helped her choose which tracks would be recorded for her upcoming album currently being recorded remotely between Alli’s home studio in Ontario and by multiple #1 producer Danick Dupelle in Nashville.
“I like to write autobiographically, what I’m going through, struggling with, or discovering about myself and life in real time. Being honest with myself and my fans seems to be the best way I can connect with them on a deeper level, like two friends have a conversation over wine in a way. Whether that be the difficulty of living 18 hours away from my family and seeing them grow older all in the name of chasing my dreams (Growing Up), to sharing my love of country music classics (Country Music) to moving to a big city, meeting a boy and falling in love, then moving to his city and calling it my own (Home Town Home).”
Alli has been featured on CTV’s Etalk, Global Morning Show, CTV Morning Show, CHCH Morning Live, Alive Magazine, SiriusXM, Pure Country Radio, Top Country, Complete Country, Notable Life, The Casey Clark Show, and many more. She will be releasing singles from her Factor Funded EP later in 2021 including the highly anticipated TikTok viral hit ‘Country Music’.
“I’m looking forward to building out my team, adding some key players to make some big waves with this new music and I’m eager to start performing as soon as I possibly can. The live aspect is so important to me because you can’t beat that in-person connection you get with those who are supporting your music and helping make your dreams come true.”