I am really excited to tell you all about Alisa Star. I’ve been wanting to do this for some time now, but honestly – my life has been full of trials lately, and I just haven’t had the opportunity to do anything with Country’s Chatter, except pass press releases on to all of you. Maybe that is changing now. At the very least, I am having a quiet Saturday night, and that means I have a chance to tell all of you what I know about Alisa Star. For certain, I can start by telling you how much I like her music. I’m sure you will all like her, too!
Her bio tells us Alisa grew up on a lake in Alexandria, Minn. She is the youngest of three girls. Family, friends, music, sports and the lake filled Alisa’s childhood. Music has always been her true passion, and she has been singing and writing songs since she was a kid. Her original music holds a great mixture of dirt-kickin’ country and southern rock.
Several of her original songs receive regular play on various radio stations across the country, and she has been a special guest on the Connie Lee Stitch Live Radio show, which airs on Bob FM. Alisa has had the privilege to be a returning artist at Moondance Jammin’ Country Fest for four years. She gained over four years of experience playing and performing hundreds of shows as the lead vocalist for a highly recognized cover/original band in the mid-west club circuit.
In 2012, Alisa teamed up with the very talented James (Buck) Berger to complete her first six original songs.
You can hear her music on Reverbnation, as well as on her web site. I really hope you will go listen. Every song on there is good. And every one is different. One of my very favorite songs is Road to Nashville. The song has a sound of today, with a story as old as country music itself. ‘It’s a long road to Nashville, in these old cowgirl boots…it’s a long road to Nashville – I’m stickin’ to my roots.” How many people before her, and how many after her – will pack up everything they own in their old Chevy truck, and head to Nashville – with not much more than a guitar and a dream. I have a feeling that dream will become a reality for Alisa.
While her vocals are uniquely ‘Alisa,’ she reminds of a little of Faith Hill in the Road to Nashville song. The “About” section of Reverbnation says she ‘sounds like’ Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town and Melissa Etheridge. I don’t know about that Miranda Lambert comparison. I am a Miranda fan, but to be honest with you, Alisa Star can sing circles around Miranda Lambert. And to compare her to Carrie Underwood really isn’t right either – their voices are just different; and I think those two sing equally as well.
She has one song called Grandmas Song. I listened to it, and I thought to myself, “Alisa and I must have the same Grandma” – but really, the song probably describes everyone’s Grandma. It’s how our Grandmas lived, what they did, what they taught us, and how hard it was for us when God called them home. The great lyrics, and great melody are all pulled together with Alisa’s awesome vocals.
The only song I heard that even put me in mind of Miranda Lambert, if just a little bit, was Put The Bottle Down. And with that one, it wasn’t even so much the singing as it was the song that made me think of Miranda. When you listen to this song, you can imagine Miranda singing it. but Alisa doesn’t sound like Miranda….Alisa does, however, sound great!
From the slightly naughty Dirty Little Secrets, to the very emotional Don’t Forget Him – any of the songs I listened to form this young lady are ready to put out on Country radio.
I will tell you that Alisa Star is not going to bore you. You will not listen to her music once and be done with her. You are not only going to listen to all of the songs on Reverbnation and her web site, but then – if you are anything like me – you are going to find yourself searching Google hoping to find more of her music somewhere online.
In addition to her web site, and Reverbnation, be sure to visit (and “Like”) her facebook page, and follow her on Twitter @alisaannstar. she has a quote on her cover photo on facebook. I don’t know who the quote came from, but it’s a good one – and very fitting for this artist. It says, ‘When words leave off, music begins.’ And, I just wanted to share that with you.
I hope you will all listen to Alisa. Let me know what you think, and share her music with all of your friends.
Back with more soon!