Allie Colleen returns to discuss her title track "Stones" in depth with The Don and Grizz. This song was written by Allie along with Sara Brice, De’Leah Shane, and Tony McVaney. Allie talks about the meme on Facebook that led to the inspiration for the song "Stones" which ultimately became the title track. Imagine making a throne of the stones that are thrown at you? This is the vision that Allie worked with when she went into her writing session. We also talk about Sara and how she met her husband Lee Brice. We also discussed De’Leah Shane incredible voice and that we want Allie to perform with her one day soon. We play a clip of one of De’Leah's songs. We dig into the lyrics in depth of Allie's song "Stones". The bridge of the song reminds us of a hard rock song with the repetition and we vibe on it. Then we talk about Allie starting a cannabis line much like Willie's Reserve and the ideas started floating along with a ton of laughs.
We have reached Episode 300! So that would mean a special guest would have to be on the show. The incredible Allie Colleen has been joining us once a month to share a new song with everyone and this one is extra special. There are TWO news songs we talk about: "Wildflower" and "Love Like I Drink".
The song "Wildflower" is a special one for Allie and it left The Don and Grizz emotional. Her momma offering encouragement in the lyrics "You were never meant to fit in with the roses, the bouquets, and its okay...grow baby grow wildflower". This song hits home with every girl or woman who has never been the quote/unquote beauty queen or the beauty of society standards and yet it is still beautiful to be a wildflower.
Allie gets into this song in detail including the special moment she had with her dad when she shared the skeleton of the song with him and how he helped give her the inspiration to finish the song the way everyone hears it. Also how Sara Brice (The wife of Lee Brice) co-wrote the song and a demo that exists with Lee's incredible guitar playing.
We also talk about the duet that was just released with Carter Winter called "Love Like I Drink" and the beautiful harmonies that happen in this song.
"This is my ultimate home song" - Allie Colleen
The song "Only Oklahoma" is written by Allie Colleen and Matt McKinney (Dicked Down In Dallas)
"When I think of Oklahoma I think of my momma, and my grandma, and my sisters" - Allie Colleen
We go to 1:33 of the track and Allie goes into detail about this verse:
"I’ve got my picture on my fridge
Of that same life I could have lived
I hope my grandma understands"
The Don asks Allie what her surreal moment has been so far in her life when it comes to music. Allie answers the question.
The Don asks Allie how she defines success. Allie provides a sincere answer.
The we go to 2:54 of this track "Just cause you left don’t mean you leave"
Allie goes into detail about this lyric. And then Allie holds the note soon after this lyrics and it gives us all goosebumps.
Allie joins The Don and Grizz to talk about her upcoming single "Pink Lemonade" and we go into details about the song scheduled for release June 15th. We discuss meeting Nora Collins who wrote and performed the song originally. We asked Allie if there will be a video for this song. She answers the question.
We also get into lyrics of the song.
We also discuss the following:
- The challenge of Math Word Problems
- Allie's favorite drink of choice and it involves a Tito's Vodka and Vlasic pickle juice with a special shoutout to Nashville Pickers Vodka
- Allie needs to be on at least 5 Sirius XM channels and numerous playlists like "New Boots"
- Then we talk about how Allie should do a cover of "Warrior" by Patty Smythe and Scandal.
- Allie talks about her trip and show in Paso Robles at Rava Wines. Allie talks about getting her clothes while there at Ross. She shares some great stories about the trip as well.
Allie is back for the third time (to quote Sally Field, "She likes us! she really really likes us!"). This is the first of six interviews where we go deep into her album "Stones".
We start the show with Allie’s from her first release “Playin’ House” of the new album “Stones” which Allie wrote with Billy Dawson and Jason Matthews. The lyrics in this song have incredible poetry. We go into detail about these lyrics: “I want to believe in those sweet things that drip from your mouth. If those words were water boy I’d be drowning by now”.
Allie also talks about an “Easter egg” within the track. Let us know what it is.
11:57 we discuss “Don’t Give Your Heart To A Cowboy” (Eric Dodd / Allie Colleen) and we go to 1:27 of the track. We talk about solid Allie’s vocals on the tracks. There is a line about sawdust on the dance floor and Allie talks about the theme of the song.
“The song has to feel like horse, it has to move” - Allie Colleen
I encourage Allie to do a collaboration with Jon Pardi with his song “It Ain’t Always The Cowboys That Ride Away”.
Allie also mentions an Easter Egg in the song. Let us know what it is.
21:37 - “Make Me A Man” (Eric Dodd / Allie Colleen). We go to 43 seconds into the track.
“Give him wisdom, and the right words to say”. We discuss this particular line.
Allie states regarding the song, “If I could go to Build-A-Bear and build a man for my mama, this is how I would do it” Allie Continues, “I had the privilege as a young kid to watch my dad fall in love and have this amazing relationship with my bonus mom so much so that when my bonus mom came into my family and married my dad, she married my sisters as well. We exchanged rings and she came into my family and married our whole family...On the other hand, my mama had the HARDEST time when I was a kid. She was always wearing her heart on her sleeve and it was really tough to watch and be a part of and this happens to a lot of kids who have to watch their (single) parents go through dating.”
“God send me a friend quick to understand. Makes us laugh whenever we are hurting. Maybe a chef, a good cook at best. Our lonely table will always have a guest” - What a great line how it starts off humorous and then ends on a beautiful sweet resolve.
Allie joined The Don and Grizz for Round 2 where we get people excited about her new album "Stones". Allie tells us stories about her songs "Best Friend" and "Road You Take" which is deeply personal and does not share this story too much because how personal it is.
This is the very first visit with Allie. Little did we know this would turn into an amazing friendship with Allie coming back frequently. Listen to how it all began and the chemistry that was formed that night.