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In The Country with Dave Woods: One On One With Alli Walker

Such a pleasure to have Alli Walker on the podcast to chat about her new single “Country Music” written by Alli, Dustin Bird & Brian John Harwood.

Originally from PEI, Alli moved to Toronto at age 19 in search of more music opportunities. She released her debut album The Basement Sessions: What I’ve Learned So Far in 2019 and called her sound “Conscious Country” and “Mindful Music”. In 2021, after having over a Million views on TikTok of the “Country Music” demo and endless posts raving about it, Alli knew she had to record and release the song.

“I wanted the production, storytelling and emotion of this song to feel as nostalgic as it does when listening to some of the songs we mention in the track,” says Alli. “I can still remember belting out Alison Krauss’s part in ‘Whiskey Lullaby’ when I was a teenager, repeating ‘Remember When’ by Alan Jackson over and over on my little blue MP3 player and performing ‘Strawberry Wine’ to a slow dancing crowd with my cover band. When I sing this song it brings back so many memories of discovering my favourite country tracks throughout my life.”


Dave Woods is a monthly columnist for the CMAOntario Newsletter and has been hosting the popular online radio show In The Country with Dave Woods since 2009! To hear episodes, please visit and iTunes.


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