There are always new country artists working hard at their big breaks.
One of those singers and songwriters is Alayna. She’s living down in Nashville right now working on songs and building up her status so that she can one day rock the big stages at fairs and festivals. She has big country dreams and there seems to be the talent there to one day get a song or two on the radio.
From the sounds of her songs it is evident there is real life in Alayna. What I mean by that is she sings about love and life as if she’s actually had some difficult experiences. These experiences are what give real stars the conviction in their voices that allow people to connect. That’s where the power of song and music comes together for artists and fans.
Alayna has a genuine sound and I’m sure she’ll find a growing fanbase over the next few years.
Future Country Star: Alayna
There are definitely some pop influences in Alayna’s voice. In her bio she says she grew up listening to all kinds of music. She’s looking to bring this unique musical background to the country world.
Alayna grew up in Pennsylvania. She has a background playing piano and now also plays the guitar. According to her bio, it seems she’s been through some difficult experiences. Childhood isn’t always fair, but for those that can make it through it can provide power and strength for those moments when life gets difficult.
And a few sad moments also make for some great country songs. I think it was Miranda Lambert that said she loves being a bad mood because she can really let her emotions get out through her songs. I’m sure other artists feel the same way and perhaps that’s what it’s like for Alayna.
Alayna has been writing lyrics and songs since she was twelve years old. That’s a long time for anybody to have experience with writing. Often, we think artists come out of nowhere to become stars, but the way it almost always works is for artists to struggle and struggle for years and years before they even get a glimpse of success. And things might not even work out the first time around. There are plenty of country stars that didn’t even get their big break until they were in their 30s. And most of those folks were working on their careers since they were in their teens as well.
Hopefully Alayna won’t have to wait quite that long for her career to take off. She’s living down in Nashville, playing shows, and working on songs. I’m sure as she continues to improve her craft she’ll begin building a fanbase and interest with some record labels.
From listening to her music there is no doubt the talent is there.
Now, the most important aspects with any budding country artist are their songs.
I’ve been listening to the songs Alayna has posted on Reverbnation, Facebook, and YouTube. This girl has some great tunes. They’re about love, life, and all the things that can happen to a young adult. There is emotion, passion, and some good music.
With any songwriter or singer I always listen for melodies. I listen for hooks in the song that the folks in the audience can sing. There is definitely some of that with Alayna. She has an ear for melody. That’s crucial. There are some good choruses and some passionate singing.
You’ll have to check out the tracks:
- What’s Love
- Cautious Heart
- Let’s Get Outta Here Tonight
There are a few ballads, but also some upbeat stuff. I’m always looking for some upbeat tunes from new artists. It seems something new artists do is lean toward ballads. I don’t know if they’re easier to write, but when they find a song that’s upbeat and snappy there is a better chance of finding an audience. People seem to be more open to a new song and new artist when the melody is light and easy to sing along with.
Alayna seems to be on the right path to finding success in country music. It could just be a matter of more hard work, more songwriting, and perhaps a lucky break or two before we hear her on country radio.
For more information and to stay up to date on the latest with Alayna check out her official website at Alayna Music.