ACMA nominated country artist, Alecia Aichelle, has always known that country music was her destined path. Informed she would never sing again after complications with throat surgery, Alecia illustrated true resilience and fought all odds for a miraculous recovery. Her perseverance, combined with an intense love for music, is what fuels Alecia’s passion as an artist. Her hard work and determination are evident as she continues to showcase her abilities as a songwriter and performer both with her full band and solo shows.
This past summer was both eventful and exciting for Alecia with her Hooked On Us radio tour, which included visiting over 40 stations in Western Canada in her sponsored vehicle from Scott Subaru of Red Deer. The highlight of her summer shows was sharing the stage with Aaron Goodvin and Aaron Pritchett on the Westerner Days Mainstage at the Enmax Centrium in Red Deer. Alecia’s momentum has continued into the fall with more big shows and a trip back to Nashville to write and record new music.
Following a busy week performing two dates with her band on the Canadian Finals Rodeo Mainstage in Red Deer, including being one of the openers for Lindsay Ell, Alecia released her new single Doin’ Here on November 7, 2018. Light-hearted and packed full of groove, Doin’ Here takes you on a ride to an old bar, a dance floor, a couple of beers, and a feisty female who isn’t afraid to make the first move. Co-written with Joe Forte and recorded in Nashville with Daniel Dennis at Prime Cut Studio, Alecia is excited about the fresh sound of Doin’ Here and looks forward to performing it live with her band. Alecia will be visiting some radio stations in Alberta on her Doin’ Here radio tour this fall/winter and has more exciting shows coming up with her band!
Alecia has previously released her debut album, Golden, in 2016 and 5 other singles to Canadian Country Radio including Hooked On Us which was released on June 18, 2018 National Go Fishing Day to kick off the summer fishing season! Alecia was excited and honoured to be sponsored by Scott Subaru of Red Deer with a 2018 Impreza Hatchback for her Hooked On Us summer radio tour throughout Western Canada. Her best friend and companion dog, Hank her French Bulldog, was supposed to join her on tour but unfortunately he became sick with a rare illness. After fighting for his life in animal hospital for nearly 3 weeks with Alecia by his side, she had to say goodbye. Alecia dedicated Hooked On Us and her summer tour to Hank.
“As many of you know, I recently lost my sweet boy, Hank my French Bulldog. This song was already planned for release, and although it is a fishing love song, I’ve decided to dedicate it to Hank since he was my little fishing buddy… my everything buddy. Hank was my special boy who was always by my side. Gone too soon and unexpected. As hard as it is, I know he would want me to continue on and do the best I can do.
Hank, I will carry you forever in my heart, soul, and song until I hold you in heaven.”
~HANK~ July 28, 2009 – June 10, 2018
In fall of 2017 Alecia was back in Nashville songwriting and recording some new music. Alecia released her 4th single to radio, Get Gone, which is a fun and feisty song with the perfect combination of both class and sass. Written solely by Alecia, Get Gone packs a punch with its dynamic lyrics and upbeat tempo. Earlier in 2017 she released her 3rd single, What It Wasn’t, to Canadian Country Radio. What It Wasn’t, off her debut album Golden, begins with a sense of heartbreak but kicks in at the chorus with a gritty realization of the truth. Co-written and produced in Nashville, What It Wasn’t comes from a very real and honest place for Alecia, which is both evident and relatable to the listener. Alecia released two singles to Canadian Country Radio in 2016, Without June, a Nashville co-write, and Country Life, which was written solely by Alecia.
Alecia’s debut album Golden, released spring of 2016, was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2016 ACMA’s. This album contains co-writes as well as songs written solely by Alecia. She has had the privilege of writing with many songwriters in Nashville including Joe Forte, Greg Friia (Bonnie Tyler, Richie McDonald, Eric Paslay), Emilee Allan, Mary Danna (Trisha Yearwood, Trace Adkins, Carolyn Dawn Johnson), and Forest Miller (Chasin’ Crazy). The majority of the album was produced by the talented Daniel Dennis at Prime Cut Studio in Nashville, single Without June produced in Alberta by Heath West, Daniel Dennis, and Alecia Aichelle, and the 4 bonus tracks produced by Matty McKay in Alberta in 2013. Golden is a compilation of old and new, a musical narrative of Alecia’s journey, that allows you to Take The Ride on the back roads to her Country Life.
Born and raised in Kelowna, BC, Alecia’s love for music and performance began early on as she grew up singing in her church and excelled in Royal Conservatory classical piano. She also enjoyed acting and spent a great deal of time performing in school musicals and community performances. Alecia was introduced to country music at a young age by her parents, who have been devoted supporters of Alecia’s musical goals and dreams. Some of her first musical influences include Martina McBride, Faith Hill, Shania, Dolly, Paul Brandt, and CCR, to name a few. Reflecting on her country music roots Alecia says, “Country was definitely not considered “cool” where I grew up, but it was my passion, a part of me, and I really didn’t care that the other kids teased me about it. It has always been who I am and I have always stuck to my guns.” When not practicing music and performing Alecia would spend much of her spare time with her dog and other pets as well as her neighbours horses, all the while dreaming, singing, and writing songs.
Alecia now calls Red Deer County, Alberta home since moving to attend the Red Deer College Music Program where she achieved a Music Diploma in Voice and Piano Performance. Shortly before attending college a large tumour was found on Alecia’s thyroid gland and a necessary surgery was performed. This resulted in, what the experts said, “permanent paralysis of Alecia’s right vocal cord due to complications in surgery”. Informed she would never sing again, Alecia’s strong faith and belief for a miracle carried her through. After six months Alecia’s voice was fully restored and deemed nothing short of a miracle! Alecia aspires to encourage others with her story of hope and faith, “nothing is impossible if you just believe”.
Alecia currently performs throughout Alberta both with her band and as a solo act, as well as spends some time in Nashville songwriting, recording, and performing. One of Alecia’s dreams came true when she was invited to perform a ‘Writer’s In The Round’ show with three other songwriters at the legendary Bluebird Café Nashville in November 2014. Alecia has since returned to Nashville many times to record her first full length album Golden, two more singles, and spend time songwriting and performing. Alecia’s passion for songwriting and performing is evident, as is her passion for helping others. A long time supporter of World Vision, Alecia also takes every opportunity to perform benefit concerts for her local SPCA, extended care facilities, and various fundraising events. Alecia feels her purpose is to use her gift of music to make a positive difference in the world and help make Everybody Smile.
“Live life to the fullest, be true to yourself, Dance In The Rain and love with your whole heart, because you never know when Your Last Chance will be. Live now and cherish every moment.” ~Alecia~