Promising artist Allie Colleen has announced the release of the “Stones,” the title track to her wildly successful, high-demand debut album of the same name. The stand-your-ground lyrics were penned by Sara Brice, Tony McVaney, De’Leah Shane and Allie Colleen. The new music was produced by Joe Costa and Ben Watts, engineered by Matt “Buster” Allen, mixed by Ben Watts and mastered by Alex Dobbert. The impressive list of studio musicians included Johnny Garcia (Acoustic Guitar), Gabe Allen (Keys), Grady Saxman (Drums), Mike Brignardello (Bass), Sol Philcox-Littlefield (Electric Guitar) and Bruce Gillespie (Background Vocals).
“Stones” is available for streaming and download on all digital music platforms including Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Pandora, YouTube Music, Amazon Music and more at stonesalliecolleen.
A new release celebration will be held at The Local in Nashville on Friday, October 22 at 6:00 PM in conjunction with The Music Row Freak Show and Hasting & Co.
“I saw a quote, ‘build an empire out of the stones they’ve thrown at you,’ and it started a fire in my stomach. My whole life, everything and anything I’ve ever accomplished was diminished because it was assumed everything was always handed to me. I work my ass off, I love what I do, and there is nothing anyone could ever say to make me question my purpose on this planet. I used to fight really hard and activate for myself, but I’ve learned bullies always have something to say and a keyboard to hide behind, so now I simply don’t give a ______!” ~ Allie Colleen
“Allie brought in the idea for ‘Stones’ and immediately we were all on board. The song just sorta took its own course and before long we had a great groove with attitude and grit. The message we want the listener to take from ‘Stones’ is that there are always going to be people in this world that throw stones and try to keep you down. We have two choices. We can let it control us, or use it to grow and make us stronger!” ~ De’Leah Shane, “Stones” Co-Writer
“All that weight in your pockets
Don’t you ever get tired
It must be so exhausting
Spending all your time
Maybe need a little more sugar
In that cup of mean
You can be bitter if you want to
I’m just doing me
All those stones you’ve been throwing
Ain’t bringing me down
Hell, I know where I’m going
Can’t stop me now
Ain’t losing sleep over you, I look good in black and blue
Tear me down, build me up
Ask me if I give a _____
Funny how a little bit of friction
Can light a fire in me
In spite of what you intended
I’ve got you to thank”
The new single is directed toward those who try to tear others down with insults, bullying, intimidation or anything that implies throwing rocks or stones. The message that any of those actions can have the opposite effect and make an individual stronger, creating a determination to prove those who throw stones wrong.
Be sure to catch Allie performing live and watch for more shows to be announced soon.
ALLIE COLLEEN TOUR & PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
- 11-6-21 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena – PBR World Finals
- 11-12-21 Knoxville, TN – Cotton Eyed Joes – with Carly Rogers
- 12-3-21 Las Vegas, NV – Stoney’s
- 12-4-21 Kent, WA – Saddle Up Country Fest
- 1-22-22 Knoxville, TN – Open Chord
- 4-24-22 Augusta, GA – Downtown Music Fest
- 5-21-22 Paso Robles, CA – Rava Wines
More dates to be announced soon.
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