Alli Walker, is a Canadian country music singer/songwriter from Prince Edward Island. She was named Front Porch Music’s Artist to Watch 2022, and nominated for Rising Star at the 2022 CMAOntario Awards (Country Music Association of Ontario Awards), is a Prince Edward Island raised country music singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who moved to Toronto when she was 19 to ‘chase the dream’.
Since a very young age Alli remembers always loving country music and strutting around in her little cowboy boots she bought herself at a young age.
“I think country music got ingrained in me,” she said. Her babysitter growing up always had country music on, which helped her discover artists like Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, and Taylor Swift.
“I really started singing because of Taylor and chose it for a career because of how inspired i was by her.”
In the fall of 2022, Alli released her single, “Same Stars.”
“Same Stars” is a song about being a part from your loved ones and family. At 19 years old, Alli moved away from her family in PEI to Toronto to chase her dream and have more opportunities in country music.
“Same Stars” is a reminder that although the world is so large it is also small at the same time and you can find comfort knowing that when you look up at the sky you see the same stars as your loved ones.
“It has been cool seeing the fans resonate with this song because there is a universal feeling of missing someone that people are getting with this song,” said Walker.
Same Stars is different for Walker in a sense that unlike all of her other songs, she didn’t write this one. It was pitched to her twice by her producers and at first she was hesitant about recording a song she didn’t write but this song really resonated with her and told a story she wanted to tell.
“One of my favourite song writers, Ingrid Andress wrote the song and I just really love it,” she said.
Alli Walker’s sophomore album is coming in the early new year, which will include her hit singles, “Same Stars, Red Wine or Whiskey, and Country Music.”
“This album has been a three or four year process. You think an album is going to be one way and then you keep writing and it constantly changes,” she said.
The songs she thought would be on the album constantly changed throughout those years because she kept writing more and developing a clearer idea of what she wanted the album to say.
When Alli thought her album was complete she posted a video of her single “Red Wine or Whiskey” on TikTok and fans absolutely loved it so she knew it had to be added on the album. “Red Wine or Whiskey,” a song that was never going to be on the album is now is her most successful song on the album so far!
Make sure to check out “Same Stars” and more of Alli’s hit singles!