Like most kids, Alicia Harvey grew up singing along to songs on the radio with her mom.
Unlike other kids, however, she was also collecting quarters as a toddler in her grandma’s bar so she could spin classic country records on the jukebox. Those early years spent with her gun-totin’ grandma in Nashville provided the foundation for Alicia’s own brand of country music she creates today.
Alicia Harvey is a Knoxville, Tennessee-based songwriter whose country influences can be heard in her voice and guitar work. Patsy Cline, Patty Loveless, Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Clare Dunn, Ashley McBryde and Lainey Wilson are all among Alicia's influences; Women who share stories in their songs, both heartwarming and heartbreaking.
You can hear these same themes in Alicia’s own original compositions. Whether talking of being a better person, but yet mentioning the heartbreaking loss of her mother last year in “A Better Me”, or the crushing realization of “You Didn’t Love Me”, Alicia finds the best songs are the ones that flow from her and take on a life of their own.
In 2016, Alicia had the honor of composing the song, “A Little More Country”, requested for a friend who had written lyrics about the loss of her husband. She considers this song one of the highlights of her career so far, and credits the experience with inspiring her to begin writing music again.
In 2018, Alicia was voted a semi-finalist at “The Voice Off” at the Wild Wing Café in Knoxville. While performing for peers and critics can be a bit nerve-wracking, the enthusiastic crowd made it an enjoyable experience. Thanks to those who cheered her on!
Alicia also enjoys performing cover songs of her favorite artists. She chooses a well-rounded blend of material to keep the listener interested, involved, and entertained. She understands the importance of playing to everyone in the audience, and has performed everywhere from churches to honky-tonks in Tennessee.
With the recent resurgence of singer-songwriters, and the new-found appreciation for female country singers, the time is right for Alicia Harvey. Whether with a band or as a solo performer, Alicia lives for the music. She truly appreciates every person who listens to her songs and covers – as well as every tipsy customer who gave her a quarter for that jukebox years ago.
Bio by Jim Erickson - Malibu Writings. 2019
Edit by Alicia Harvey - 2023
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2018 Semi-Finalist - Wild Wing Cafe - Voice Off Knoxville Competition
2019 Finalist - Wild Wing Cafe - Acoustic Throwdown Competition
2019; 2023 appearances on WDVX Blue Plate Special in Knoxville, TN
2020 - Band Finalist Open Auditions at Ole Red - Gatlinburg, TN
2020 - Participant - Alternate Finalist - Tennessee Songwriter's Week 2020
2022 - Participant - Tennessee Songwriter's Week 2022
2023 - Participant - Tennessee Songwriter's Week 2023
2023 - Coach - The Voice Off Competition - Knoxville 2023
Founder: Knox Women In Music; Curator: Writers Round Knoxville
Notable Venue Appearances and Performances:
Ole Red - Gatlinburg, TN
The Listening Room Cafe - Pigeon Forge, TN
Assembly Food Hall - SkyDeck Rooftop - Nashville, TN
Commodore Grille - Nashville, TN
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Nashville, TN/Springfield, TN
865-306-9226 (text or call)
(Available for solo and/or full band shows)