Alecia Nugent At Grand Ole Opry
Affectionately known as “Hillbilly Goddess,” Alecia Nugent’s music career started in her beloved hometown, Hickory Grove, Louisiana, and she has grown to be one of the most celebrated bluegrass and country singers across America. Her upbringing in the Deep South was characterized by the sounds of bluegrass and gospel through her father’s Southland Bluegrass Band dubbed the Nugent Family Band. Her influences include the honky-tonk sounds of George Jones, Conway Twitty, Merle Haggard, Reba McEntire, and Dolly Parton.
Nugent made her solo debut in 2004 and gained attention with her interpretations of the songs, “Jealous Heart” and “But I Do.” With the help and endorsement of her Grammy-winning producer and songwriter, Carl Jackson, she was able to attract attention from famed Grand Ole Opry announcer Eddie Stubbs and Rounder Records, who signed her in 2006. Later that year, she released her second album A Little Girl…A Big Four-Lane, featuring her hit songs “I Cried All the Way to Kentucky” and “When It Comes Down to Us.”
Then, in 2009 she released Hillbilly Goddess with the hits, “Wishin’ Hard,” “Already Home,” and “Don’t Tell Me” to name a few.