Performances at The Blue Ocean
with Ayla Brown
Thursday, July 10 | 8:00pm
General Admission/Standing Room: $22
About Frankie Ballard
Few artists in the history of country music have risen from obscurity to prominence with the speed of Warner Bros. Records guitar slinger Frankie Ballard. On his debut album for the label, this performer brings a bluesy, rocking edge to the country scene. His talents as a vocalist, songwriter, instrumentalist and showman have already made him one of the genre’s most memorable new personalities.
In addition to its swiftness, Frankie Ballard’s ascent is notable for the seeming ease with which it has happened. In 2008, he signed with the first song publishing company he ever auditioned for. In 2009, the first time he staged a showcase for record companies, he got a major-label contract.
About Ayla Brown
Ayla Brown is a singer/song-writer, musician, athlete, and TV personality, who has accomplished many things in her young life. After placing 13th on season 5 of American Idol she made hundreds of personal appearances in the New England area and developed a very strong musical fan base.
She released her debut album, Forward, in October, 2006, and entered Boston College on a full athletic scholarship, majoring in Communications, that same year. A two-time Gatorade Player of the Year, Brown found herself juggling books, basketballs and a budding singing career. College degree in hand, Brown moved from Boston to Nashville, in 2011, to pursue her career in country music. She co-wrote seven of the nine tracks that appeared on her self-titled album, working alongside songwriters Brennin Hunt and Nicolle Galyon, Billy Montana, Luke Sheets, and Kelly Archer. The album, “Ayla Brown,” was released in April 2012.
Since moving to Nashville, Ayla has opened for numerous country music stars, including Josh Turner, Jason Aldean, Craig Morgan, Loretta Lynn, Tracy Lawrence, Sara Evans, Darius Rucker and more. She is always knee deep in charity work, especially if it involves supporting the troops and helping military families. She is a supporter of a Massachusetts-based military non-profit, called, Hugs for Heroes, Inc., and gave a portion of the proceeds from her 7 Song EP, “Heroes & Hometowns,” to the non-profit. Brown also serves as spokesperson for the Songs of Love Foundation, an organization that creates free, personalized, original songs to uplift children and teens who are facing tough medical conditions.
Sponsored by Hilton Hotels, Brown is currently traveling all over the country performing for local morning TV shows and ‘staying in style’. She is also busy writing for her next album, and is excited to be performing at Blue Ocean Music Hall.
Ayla Brown Website: http://www.aylabrown.com/
Pride of America (Video) http://youtu.be/140pt-PpM2o