Allison Veltz Releases Debut Single 'Bright Side'
Blaster Records artist Allison Veltz releases her debut single "Bright Side" to country radio this week. The catchy, organic, and soulful song is available via Play MPE as Allison prepares for several upcoming showcase performances including a command show at New York's Rockwood Music Hall.
The upbeat, feel-good-even-when-you're-down tune "Bright Side" is penned by Allison with creative partner Dan Muckala and produced by Mark Bright (Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Sara Evans) and ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Muckala. Whistles and mandolin, along with Allison's breezy and flawless vocals, inspire listeners to take a deep breath and inhale some perspective when dealing with life's ups and downs. Listen HERE.
"I have lived this song so many times in my life," Allison says of the song. "If you've hit the bottom you can stay there or you can choose to move. Sometimes it's a beautiful act of defiance to look at the bright side."
Born in Mobile, Alabama to a unique traveling musical family, Allison started singing at the age of four and quickly learned to play guitar and mandolin, relying on music as her only constant as her family moved across the country to follow their passion. A child of the radio, Allison's musical influences include Allison Krauss, Jason Mraz, Tom Petty, Nickel Creek, and Dixie Chicks.
As a New Yorker in 2010, she was working as a singing waitress when she received an email inviting her to travel to Nashville to meet Bright, who had heard demos Allison had posted online. In January 2011, Allison booked a one-way ticket to Nashville and never looked back.
Allison's debut album, Allison's Wonderland, is an intensely personal journey of eleven songs co-authored by the artist. It is scheduled for release later this year through Blaster Records.