Allie Colleen, Garth Brooks’ Daughter, Debuts Her ‘Work in Progress’ [LISTEN]
Up-and-coming singer-songwriter -- and daughter of country legend Garth Brooks -- Allie Colleen has shared her debut single, "Work in Progress." According to a press release, she made the decision to share her new song on July 10 in honor of her grandmother's birthday. Press play above to listen to the track.
Co-written with Marcus Hummon and engineer Greg Brick, the song describes a life that strives for progress, not perfection. "I go my own way, try to walk a straight line / Still trouble finds me time after time," Colleen sings in the song's first verse. "I flirt with disaster, and I court distress / I'm a work in progress."
"When I walked in the studio that day with Marcus and Greg, Marcus already had the entire song structure minus the chorus when we all sat down," Colleen recalls of the songwriting process. "For the first time, I wasn't worried about how commercial the song was or what everyone else was gonna think about the song...I was just honest."
Colleen doesn't broadcast her steep country connections -- you won't find her legendary dad name-checked on her Facebook biography or her website -- but her dad still voiced his support for her new single on social media. "What a beautiful voice on your grandmother's birthday...perfect. I love you!!" he wrote on Instagram, alongside a picture of himself posing with Colleen and his wife, fellow country star Trisha Yearwood.
Yearwood is technically Colleen's stepmother (her mom is Sandy Mahl, Brooks' first wife.) Still, Yearwood had a sweet sentiment to share about her new song. "From one work in progress to another, what a beautiful song and your voice sounds amazing! I love you so much, Allie #EveryGirl," she wrote on Instagram, incorporating the hashtag of her own newest single, "Every Girl in This Town."
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