Singer, songwriter, Native Texan, Southern Legacy, Preacher's Daughter.
Current Single: Southern Soul
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Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/abbiwalkermusic
Abbi Walker is a fresh, edgy, country and southern rock artist with the talent and personality as big her home state. Raised in South Texas as a Preacher's kid, Abbi was heavily influenced by gospel music, Southern culture, and Texas grit. An independent artist and songwriter, Abbi is confident, funny, and as sassy as they come. Taught to sing by her grandmother on an old upright piano at the age of just 3, Abbi fell in love with the art of music and songwriting immediately. "I learned early on that being a songwriter was an incredibly important part of being an authentic artist. The ability to say well what you want to say, the way you want to say it is extremely important to me as an artist and as a person. It just does not go well if someone tries to speak on my behalf or tell me who I should be. I am the same way with my music. Go on and sit down there, Sparky. I can speak my mind."
In the last year, Abbi was a top 12 finalist for Nashville's American Country Star, a Texaco Country Showdown local winner in the biggest market in Texas, and has been landing huge gigs like opening for Jack Ingram, Charlie Daniels, and Jason Boland, all before she ever released her first single to radio.
The Texas Crawfish Festival has said "Abbi is everything you want in a female country singer. For one she is very easy on the eyes and a total sassy sweetheart, but more importantly her vocals will knock you on the floor while her catchy songs will have you toe tapping and and wanting to sing along."
In March of 2014, Abbi released her first single, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang to Texas Country Radio. With as much momentum and excitement as she's been gathering before ever hitting the airwaves, this lady's future is looking very bright. She broke the top 30, and spent over 5 months on the top 100 chart. In mid-September, Abbi released her follow up single, Southern Soul, and it's already on track to chart higher than Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Southern Soul is also being released nationally and globally to College Sirius, XM, and Satellite Radio.
With both heavy southern and Texan influences, Abbi's music has deep roots, but a fresh, unique sound. Although her musical influences are diverse, you can hear shades of a feisty Miranda Lambert, the deep soulful sounds of Gospel and the South, the swing and punch of old school Southern Rock, but most of all, the independent, confident attitude that is Texas grit. It's familiar, but fresh.
Every artist is only as good as their live show, and Abbi's live show is unlike any other females out there today. Her show is filled with rocking, soulful original songs, engaging covers, and a band that will make you grin! Chris Dodds and Dennis Fallon, formerly of Two Tons of Steel often travel with Abbi, and bring a whole new level of excellence and fun to every show.
Abbi worked with producer Rick Alvarez in Texas to record all 6 original songs for her "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang EP", released in April of 2013. "Rick was such an incredible partner throughout this process. I come from such a diverse musical background, and I did not want to create a record that sounded like anything else out there. Rick did an incredible job of helping me to take these songs to the next level and really create my sound." Country music legend Lloyd Maines, played pedal steele on two of the tracks, including the heartbreaker "Old Southern Love", which tells an incredible story of a Tennessee couple facing the rising waters of the flood of 2010. In addition, Grammy winning fiddle player Bobby Flores left his mark on the record with his smoking solo work on the title track and several others.
Abbi Walker is a force to be reckoned with, and she is ready to take country music by storm, even as an independent. Abbi is building a name for herself in the country music scene, one show at a time. Lookout chart-reigning country boys, there's a Texas woman on the loose, and she's coming for you.