Alumni Spotlight, ALISA MCCANCE
Alisa grew up in Tyrone, Georgia, singing at every talent show, fair, festival and musical event possible. After high school, she attended Georgia State University on the Bill Lowery Scholarship for music where she earned a degree in Sound Recording. Upon graduation from GSU, Alisa went on to work for Bill Lowery at the Lowery Music Group, whose many publishing successes include Ray Stevens, Waylon Jennings, Wynonna Judd and Travis Tritt. She also played fiddle and sang in bands while at the same time forming her own band, establishing herself around the Atlanta area. After a performance opening for Toby Keith, Rich Eckhardt (Toby’s lead guitarist) encouraged Alisa to move to Nashville.
Since then Alisa has been busy sharing the stage with artists such as Alison Krauss and Union Station, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Clay Walker, Little Texas, Asleep at the Wheel, Neal McCoy, Blue County, Kentucky Headhunters and others. Alisa played fiddle for Keith Urban in the video for his hit song “Without You,” which was aired on his tour. You can see her in Lonestar’s video “Maybe Someday.” She made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry playing with Radney Foster and performed on the season one finale of the ABC TV series ‘Nashville.’ She worked with Radney Foster on her album, released last Fall.