Alisha’s love for music started young – age 3, to be exact. The first time that she stepped in front of a microphone at her church and belted out “Jesus Loves Me”, she was hooked. After that, she took every chance that she was given to sing, thriving off of the way that people reacted to her voice. It seemed like it was just what she was born to do.
Country roots run deep for this Ohio born native. Middle child of three and the only girl, Alisha was a strong-willed red head that ran the fields with her brothers.
Alisha shares, “I grew up outside of the tiny town of Shiloh on 100 acres in the country. Our closest neighbors were my paternal grandparents about a half a mile down the road.”
At age 13, she began voice lessons and making marks as a young soloist. Alisha continued in music throughout high school and college, performing in musicals and elite choir ensembles all over the country. She recorded her first full length album at the age of 20, gaining country chart success in Europe. With the support of independent label Footwork Records, Alisha Lynn climbed all the way to the top 5 before the company folded and ended the short success of the album.
After the minor success in Europe, Alisha took time off for married life and having babies, and sang very little the next few years unless it was church related. She and her family were directed to a local Columbus church where she was invited to sing on their contemporary worship team. While serving, she was introduced to a seasoned veteran in the local music scene. Calling her to fill in on a last minute gig, she rediscovered her love for singing and playing to a live audience.
Alisha shares, “Seeing the value in the partnership, we began rehearsing for local gigs and became a popular acoustic act in the area under the name County Line Junction. I taught myself how to play guitar and began to write my own music.”
Recording their music in Nashville, CLJ saw success in airplay on internet stations around the world and began traveling opening for several national acts. Alisha’s song Real Love was also placed on hold by LeAnn Rimes, who eventually passed on the song.
In 2012, Alisha and her family moved to Nashville to be closer for co-writing sessions with hit writers. She is also working on her third original release titled “Fragile” with industry veteran and producer, John Wirtz. Shortly after arriving, Alisha was introduced through a friend to April Potter Holleman, president of Creative Vision Entertainment, where she signed on to be a staff writer of the publishing company and was later signed to a management deal.