Troubled Annie
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Troubled Annie

Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States
Band Country Singer/Songwriter




"Newest Rising Star"


In the past couple of years, Meg Allison has turned into an exciting new addition to the campus market. With her appearance and top 10 finish on Season 5 of USA's popular "American Idol"- like television show, "Nashville Star", she launched herself into the public eye. Its little wonder then, that Meg has taken the award for Newest Rising Star of 2008 in Campus Activities® Magazine's Reader's Choice Awards.

"I started playing music as a child. While a lot of the other kids were doing sports I was writing songs when I was really young. Eventually I went off to college and got an acoustic guitar, because I had originally trained on piano. I taught myself to play and started writing some more cohesive songs. Eventually I realized this was what I wanted to do, so when I graduated I moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming (a big tourist town) and started playing in bars."

Playing mostly cover songs in the beginning, Meg played more and more original tunes as she progressed. She eventually moved back to her hometown of Chicago with hopes of bigger and better opportunities. "I started playing around the city and heard of NACA from the producer of my first album. "I submitted on my own and ended up landing all these showcases. It kind of just all fell together."

Meg nearly scoffs at the notion of being able to categorize herself as a musician. "I grew up primarily listening to pop music and then when I started playing guitar I began to write songs; so my style took on sort of a narrative form. This naturally led me to country music and my voice sounds much more country than anything else. Everyone in Chicago who heard me always told me 'You know you should really move to Nashville. You would fit right in there.' When I finally went, I was like 'Oh, yeah! This is exactly where I should be.'

"I think I'm still kind of making that transition into country music. It is a craft that you have to learn, study and embrace because the songwriting is so much different and unique from any other genre. Now I really just consider myself to be sort of country/pop acoustic singer/songwriter (laughs). I know that is five different things, but that is as close as I can get. I am the country singer for those people who don't listen to country; I hear that a lot."

Congratulations to Meg Allison for her win in the category of Newest Rising Star of 2008 in our Reader's Choice Awards. - CAM


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Troubled Annie: (streaming)

Meg Allison -
-Missing Piece, (LP) 2005. Produced by Chris Keup (Jason Mraz, OAR) and Stewart Myers (Rachael Yamagata, Mandy Moore)
-I'm With You, (EP) 2007. Produced by Meg Allison and Joshua Stevens.
-"Nashville Star" USA network. 2008 (streaming)

Joshua Stevens-
-Billboard Magazine, four star single review.
-"Kissing Jessica Stein" 2002 Movie Soundtrack, songwriter.
-"Do it for Me" 2008 Danielle Peck, Songwriter.
-"Rock n' Roll and Pensacola" 2008 artist/Songwriter.
-"Nashville Star" USA network. 2008 (streaming)



Troubled Annie:
Nashville singer-songwriters Meg Allison and Joshua Stevens have teamed up, combining contemporary country and acoustic-pop. Together they have performed at over 200 colleges throughout the country, bringing Nashvilles "Writers in the Round" style of show. Both artists appeared on season 5 of "Nashville Star" (USA Network), where they met, fell in love and decided to become Troubled Annie. Look out for them on this season of CMT's "CAN YOU DUET", where they compete against other country duos for a record deal. Meg and Josh will knock you over with their tight harmonies, make you cry over their original songs, and keep you entertained with their witty banter and crowd pleasing covers.