Alayna left the small town of Butler, Pennsylvania in the summer of 2011 with nothing but herself and a carload of a few necessities, including her Breedlove guitar, to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a recording artist and songwriter of note. In just a few years time Alayna would be writing with hit songwriters such as Steve Dean (“Watching You” for Rodney Atkins), Jeffrey East and Kirsti Manna (“Austin” for Blake Shelton) playing well-known venues like Bluebird Cafe and Nissan Stadium. In 2012, Alayna received an endorsement from her favorite guitar company, Breedlove. Alayna’s fan-funded EP "The Wrong Side" was released in May 2015 and charted at #30 on the iTunes UK Country charts.
Alayna wrote her first song at age 12. A few years later she learned the new talent she could craft. During this time, she taught herself to play guitar and kept up with regular piano lessons.
Here are a few of her career highlights:
2018 - Accepted into the Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival; Invited to join the PSA (Public School Ambassador) National Tour; 4th consecutive year performing at The National Cornbread Festival; current Patreon page has nearly 30 members
2017 - Named a Country Music Association (CMA) Emerging Artist; Performed at Nissan Stadium in Nashville; Released second fan-funded EP “Wicked City”; Performed during & had artist booth at CMA Fest
2016 - Awarded “Co-Writer of the Year” by TSAI; Performed at Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival
2015 - Fan-funded EP “The Wrong Side” released & sells in 35 US states & 12 countries; EP charts at #30 on the iTunes UK country charts; Standing-room only EP Release Party; Won a Keith Urban YouTube cover contest & awarded a signed Urban electric guitar, Awarded “Female Songwriter of the Year” & “Song Cut of the Year” by TSAI; Performed at Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival
2014 - Awarded “Female Songwriter of the Year”, “Songwriter of the Year”, “Song of the Year” and “Co-writers of the Year” by TSAI; Performed at Sunbelt AG Expo (largest farm show in the SE), & TN State Fair; Endorsed by Fancy Guitar Capos
2013 - Awarded “Female Songwriter of the Year” by Tennessee Songwriters Association International (TSAI); Christmas 4 Kids Bus Tour
To date, Alayna has over 1 million YouTube views & 19 independent cuts.