Hannah Aldridge is an Americana artist steeped in the music of Nashville and Muscle Shoals. Her music embraces sounds that range from Delta blues, to Dixieland jazz, to pure country. She grew up watching her father, Walt, a Muscle Shoals legend and much-honored Nashville songwriter, ply his craft. Trained as a classical pianist, she began writing songs in her early twenties, as a student at Middle Tennessee State University.
Pursuing a sound engineering degree, she took a songwriting class as an elective. “I found out it really wasn’t that hard: It’s just saying things that are true and making them rhyme,” Hannah says. After excelling in that course, she was chosen for a three-song set at The Bluebird Café, and two years later landed a publishing deal when her song, “Lonesome,” was featured on the Hart of Dixie television series. In 2014, The Americana Music Association named her latest album, Razor Wire, to their Top 100.