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Allison Moorer

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Monroeville AL, United States (1998 – present)

Allison Moorer (born June 21, 1972 in Monroeville, Alabama) is an American alternative country singer, songwriter and musician. She is also the younger sister of Shelby Lynne. She has released 7 studio albums and 1 live album on 5 different record labels, beginning in 1998 with “Alabama Song” through to her most recent “Crows” in 2010.

Raised on George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Emmylou Harris, she sang harmonies as a toddler, eventually thinking she’d make a career of it. Following the murder-suicide of her parents (perpetrated by her father) in 1986, she moved into her aunt and uncle’s home.

Not long afterwards, sister Shelby Lynne moved to Nashville for a career in music, and after her high school graduation, Moorer followed. She sang harmonies with her sister for a while but returned to Alabama to earn a degree in public relations. She skipped the graduation ceremony to move back to Nashville.

Her song “A Soft Place to Fall” was tapped for Robert Redford’s The Horse Whisperer in 1998, and she also appeared in the movie. Because the ballad earned her an Academy Award nomination, she performed it on the 1999 Oscars ceremony. However, none of her singles from her debut “Alabama Song” or its follow-up “The Hardest Part” received much radio airplay, nor achieving chart success though both projects were highly praised by critics.

When Brown moved from MCA to sister label Universal South, Moorer followed. Her 2002 album “Miss Fortune” earned more raves, but didn’t meet sales expectations.

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  • camune

    Love her beautiful voice

    18 Mar 7:09pm Reply
  • RobCrawford72

    Nice song great lullaby, she ought ta get some one to play keys with her(hehhe) me? WHO?

    18 Jun 2013 Reply
  • purplemotel

    I've been loving her since 'Alabama Song.' Her voice just makes me happy in its beauty. What a stunner as well! Just gorgeous! LOVE, LOVE her!

    10 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Jimi-Jam

    I was charmed by her song 'A soft place to fall' years ago from the Horse Whisperer film - I think in the mean time I was afraid of discovering the rest of her music to be merely mediocre country. Finally just finding out to be proved wrong...what a great voice she has - full of emotion and expression, and some simply good tunes :D

    23 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Druid66

    One hell of a singer, with music in her family history - she's not just Shelby Lynne's sis, she's Steve Earle's missus.

    15 Sep 2011 Reply
  • FluffyGiggles

    "Should I Be Concerned" is definitely a contender for song of the year! [2]

    7 Dec 2010 Reply
  • karon1821

    "Crows" is her best work yet [2] Amazing fricken album <3

    29 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Ezzulia

    Crows is a great new album. There is now also an acoustic EP with six songs from Crows.

    27 Sep 2010 Reply
  • doctorjmo

    her voice iz beautiful. i discovered her on the 'horse whisperer' soundtrack.

    8 Sep 2010 Reply
  • RainbowEP

    "Crows" is her best work yet - "Should I Be Concerned" is definitely a contender for song of the year!

    1 Aug 2010 Reply
  • echo725

    She doesn't get near enough recognition. Crows is fantastic.

    12 May 2010 Reply
  • m110s

    Absolutely beautiful!

    12 Mar 2010 Reply
  • trackaghost

    The new album is so good, I love her

    9 Feb 2010 Reply
  • BenRinnes

    Saw her tonight on TransAtlantic Sessions on the BBC - absolute magic.

    12 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Warlock1963

    Pure magic!

    11 May 2009 Reply
  • BluesRok

    Feel free to check and join the Country Artist of the Week group. Members vote for their favorite country artists to become the group's "Country Artist of the Week".

    31 Mar 2009 Reply
  • strajnic

    Shelby or Allison, that is the question, but you don't have to decide, enjoy both of them!

    29 Mar 2009 Reply
  • musicdish

    http://www.last.fm/group/MusicDish <-- all about independent artists!

    18 Mar 2009 Reply
  • emmaforman

    great tracks

    13 Feb 2009 Reply
  • RainbowEP

    I definitely prefer Shelby to Allison, but that's not to say that I don't like Allison alot.

    29 Dec 2008 Reply
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