Is this heaven? No, it’s Iowa, home to country music’s newest up-and-coming female artist, Ali Beck. Growing up all things country, Ali was raised alongside her three sisters and one brother on their family farm in Manchester, just miles from the set of the iconic movie Field of Dreams. “To me there is no better childhood. Living in the country, being in the wide-open; there’s a freedom out there ...you won’t find anywhere else.”
Ali’s love for music caught hold of her at an early age. “When my sisters and I were young, our parents took us to see Reba McEntire, Lorrie Morgan, Marie Osmond and The Oak Ridge Boys,” among others. “Those concerts were where it all started for me. I was hooked.”
Taking piano lessons, joining church and school choirs, the school band, and listening to country radio, Ali quickly developed an ear for melodies. Honing her craft throughout grade school and college, she experimented in the studio and auditioned for competitions, including Nashville Star and Colgate Country Showdown.
In 2004, Ali sailed on the wide-open freedom she fostered as a child to Music City U.S.A. Through the National Student Exchange Program, she studied for a year at Tennessee State University while interning on Music Row and working at the Mother Church of Country Music, the Ryman Auditorium. “Taking that leap of faith and making the move to Nashville was the best thing I ever did. Working with some of the industry’s most respected individuals and at the Ryman, it’s hard to sum up what that experience was like for me. My dream was becoming reality. As a kid, I imagined what Nashville was like and would get this magical feeling every time I heard the words Nashville or Tennessee. The day I moved, those same feelings overcame me. I knew this was where I was meant to be.”
Since 2007, Ali has called Nashville home. Writing, recording and opening for award winning artists The Beach Boys, Gretchen Wilson, Sawyer Brown, Gary Allan and Rodney Atkins has earned Ali a reputation as a young artist with a bright future. Inspired by many of her influences, Ali took to the studio with her vibrant, powerful voice to record her EP, Getaway Heart. Co-producing all six tracks, Ali’s music and genuine, down-home personality are sure to capture the hearts of country music fans around the world. From the catchy tune ‘Getaway Heart,’ to the rockin’ number ‘When You’re Lovin’ Me,’ her voice and sound are undeniable.
From the studio to the stage, Ali is paving her way in country music. In the Field of Dreams a voice whispers, if you build it, they will come. There is no doubt Ali hears that same voice; building one song, one stage at a time.
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