Aly packed her car at 16-years-old, said goodbye to her hometown of Lakeland, Florida, and made the decision to follow her dreams of performing and songwriting in Nashville, Tennessee. She landed her first publishing deal at 18 which lead to cuts by iconic artists Jimmy Fortune and Trace Adkins. She also opened shows while on tour with RCA recording artist Jeff Bates. Aly was able to sharpen her writing craft and find her own sound through opportunities to write with veteran hit songwriters such as Kenny Beard, Steven Dale Jones, Sherrie Austin, Jimmy Yeary, Casey Beathard, Paul Overstreet, Jimmy Fortune, Jeff Bates, and Kyle Jacobs. Her influences include Patty Loveless, Sheryl Crow, Etta James, and Steve Perry.