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.
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Vanessa Darien is a hard-bitten lyricist with a flare for Americana Folklore. But Americana is not just an imagined theme for Vanessa, but something she has been strongly rooted in since a young age. Hailing from Weatherford, TX, Vanessa was raised in a home which also functioned as her father John's machine shop; it was in this shop Vanessa would become well versed in some of the finest American Roots music. From a junkyard of rusted cars, and a cast of characters both eclectic and eccentric, this Southern upbringing would lay the foundation for Vanessa's future in songwriting.
Vanessa has spent the past several years playing across Texas, from dusty beer joints to theater venues and everywhere in-between. In her travels, she has shared the stage with many artists including Uncle Lucius, Mike McClure, John Fullbright, Ian Moore, Cody Canada & The Departed, and Johnathan Tyler.
Apart from solo writing and works, Vanessa has also established many musical friendships and collaborations, with writing partners Joey Green, Maren Morris, Steven Cooper, and Ryan Michael of The Roomsounds. With a tight-knit group of musicians, and the help of producer/musician Beau Patrick Bedford, Vanessa has just completed a 6 song EP of new material entitled "Silent Sparrow" which was released June 3rd, 2014.
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From an early age, Scott Honaker was inspired and surrounded by music. Music was always a part of the family. Growing up in St. Albans, West Virginia, Scott is the youngest of 4 kids. Scott first began singing along with his dad’s guitar playing and singing. Throughout his school days, Scott began singing in the choir at school, and in school plays. A few piano lessons early on would help later on with his piano playing.
Scott picked up the guitar at 13 and with the help of his dad, taught himself how to play. Learning songs from Marty Robbins, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, and Buck Owens all the way to learning songs by bands like Poison, The Beatles, Deep Purple. Scott began honing his singing and playing skills. Scott learned to play drums and percussion while performing in his high school band. Scott also performed in theater productions during his high school years as a vocalist and actor in shows such as “Showboat”, “Richard the III” and Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella”.
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Becca is a singer-songwriter in Nashville who was that weird homeschooled kid growing up. She writes and sings about her life, your life, and pretty much everyone else'. Her sound has been described as a "unique" alt-country sound. She grew up in the backwoods of Utah and she's been writing since she was 6 years old. She is a Belmont grad, plays all over Nashville, and cannot WAIT to play at The Goat!