Mt. Juliet teen releases first album

Staff Reports • Mar 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Mt. Juliet teen Allie Chambers is turning ears with the recent release of her first independent album, Free of Me.

Free of Me was produced by Richard Kearney with After 3 p.m. Music in Nashville.

Chambers, a Mt. Juliet High School senior, described her songs as jazzy, moody and dripping with haunting melodies. She draws from influences like ZZ Ward, Brandi Carlisle, Grace Potter and other independent recording artists.

“I strive for versatility in my music, said Chambers, “so I can reach a wider range of people.”

Music has long been a passion for the 18-year-old singer and songwriter. She first picked up a guitar at 12, and she quickly began to play what she heard. Chambers spent hours teaching herself how to play guitar, piano and ukulele by ear, and as she developed her musical skills, she also developed a passion for expressing herself through songwriting. She wrote all of the songs on Free of Me.

“Music was never a gift that came easily,” she said. “I wish I could wake up a musical genius, but I was given a gift that is much more valuable than that, potential.”

Free of Me is available for purchase at iTunes and amazon.com. For more information on Chambers, visit alliechambers.com.

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