This past two years was pivotal in Alecia Aichelle’s career with the release of five singles, many significant shows, and a sponsor car from Scott Subaru of Red Deer for her Western Canadian Hooked On Us 2018 radio tour which included visiting over 40 radio stations. Some highlights of Alecia’s career include performing in a writer’s round at the legendary Bluebird Café in Nashville, opening for Aaron Pritchett and Aaron Goodvin at Westerner Days Mainstage Enmax Centrium in Red Deer AB, two shows with her band at Canadian Finals Rodeo Mainstage including being one of the openers for Lindsay Ell, and opening for the legendary Bellamy Brothers with her band May 8, 2019 at the brand new Exhibition Hall at Westerner Park Red Deer.
Alecia has spent the past 9 months living in Nashville and recently returned home to Alberta for the summer months. Her time in Nashville has been spent focusing on building her career and learning from the best. She has had many co-writes and many opportunities performing and networking. When the pandemic hit, Alecia decided to stay in Nashville and wait it out. The pandemic was tough on a lot of people, but it did provide time to slow down, reflect, enjoy the simple things in life, and plenty of time to songwrite. “It’s easy to feel stuck in a rut, especially when most of us have been stuck at home for the past few months during this pandemic. When I’m feeling that way I like to hit the open road and drive until I don’t know where I am. The adventure of getting lost makes me feel alive!” ~Alecia~
Alecia drove around the back roads of Tennessee with her windows down and sunroof open, enjoying the feeling of freedom. This inspired her latest single Get Lost which was co-written over Facetime with her producer Daniel Dennis. With references to Strawberry Wine, cruisin’ under a hot July moon, this song will give you the ultimate summer feels.
Get Lost hit radio and all online platforms June 26, 2020. Crank it up, Get Lost down on a backroad, and leave the day to day in a cloud of dust!
Music & Miracle
Alecia 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. A large tumor was found on Alecia’s thyroid gland and a necessary surgery was performed which resulted in, what the experts said, “permanent paralysis of Alecia’s right vocal cord due to complications in surgery”. Told that 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 believe”. Her perseverance, combined with an intense love for music, is what fuels Alecia’s passion as an artist. Alecia’s 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.
Alecia released her debut full length album, Golden, in spring of 2016 and has since released numerous singles to Canadian country radio and all online platforms. Her first Christmas single, One Wish, was released in December 2019. A sentimental song, One Wish came from a very honest place, reflecting on her past Christmas memories. Prior to that in August 2019 she released Girls Night Out, a fun, flirty, female anthem. In April 2019 Alecia released You Rescued Me, dedicated to the memory of her French bulldog Hank, with proceeds donated to Paws and Claws Animal Rescue Foundation in Red Deer, AB. She also released her You Rescued Me music video on May 20, 2019 National Rescue Dog Day which features photos of over 100 rescue dogs sent in by fans and friends, and photos in memory of her heart dog Hank. On June 18, 2018 National Go Fishing Day Alecia released Hooked On Us to kick off the summer fishing season! Alecia was excited and honored 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. Prior to these digital singles Alecia released two other digital singles, Doin’ Here and Get Gone, and three singles from her Golden album: Without June, Country Life, and What It Wasn’t.
Born & Raised
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, Patsy Cline, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Terri Clark, Paul Brandt, CCR, and Elvis, 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 in her growing up years Alecia would spend her spare time with her dog and other pets as well as her neighbors horses, all the while dreaming, singing, and writing songs.
Alecia moved to Alberta to attend the Red Deer College Music Program where she achieved a Music Diploma in Voice and Piano Performance. She stayed in Alberta after college and spent time building her career. Alecia calls both Red Deer AB and Nashville TN home, splitting her time between the two places. She performs throughout Alberta both with her band and as a solo act, and has been songwriting, performing and recording in Nashville. 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 animal rescues, extended care facilities for the elderly, and various fundraising events. She also teaches music lessons part-time and feels very blessed to have so many amazing students. Alecia feels her purpose is to use her gift of music to make a positive difference in the world. She hopes her songs and stories touch people and inspire them to dream big, spread kindness, and love with their whole hearts.