Alexis Wilkins speaks the truth and owns who she is with her unapologetic storytelling, cowboy-like leaning, and definitive pull from the past. She honors country tradition while adding relevance and current commentary. Arkansas-bred and Nashville-based singer, songwriter, and artist, Wilkins made an impact with her debut with over 1,000,000 streams across platforms and earning the endorsement of CMT, American Songwriter, Today in Nashville, and more. Alexis has made friends and fans while opening for Chris Young, Joe Nichols, Sara Evans, Parmalee and more on the road, and continues to look to the future while drawing from the past. While she lives in the world of classic country with a modern twist, she has been getting demand to put out songs she’s put up online, planning to soon release a batch of music that feels most true to her.

“Country music is here to stay” she says of the changing tides, the ebbs and flows of Nashville’s popularity shuffle, and disregard for temporary trend patterns. “I want people to hear truthful songs. These are real moments in my life and vignettes in time, and country music has always been the truth.”

She’s got quite the collection of vignettes to draw from too. Though music isn’t the family trade, her great-grandfather passed down a 1952 J45 Gibson and she hasn’t put it down since. Alexis learned the meaning of putting pen to paper when she was 6 years old. After reading an article about the devastation of the coal fires in Pennsylvania and learning that people do something they love to raise funds and awareness for something they believe in, she decided that she’d write her own song to help with the cause. Three years later, she made her first trip to Nashville and recorded that very same song, later to be used for The Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Project to plant trees in the Atlantic Rainforest. It was this process that taught her that she could chase her dreams for the platform to help others and prioritize representing the values that matter to her the most.

Fast forward, her advocacy of Veterans and Veteran causes is most important to her, working with organizations such as Warrior Rounds, Operation Standdown, Soldier’s Child, and singing in the hospital with Musicians On Call and was selected for the honor of singing at memorial services for the VA. She pioneered the first live virtual performance program for Veteran patients and produced and delivered a nation-wide 4th of July presentation to the VA hospitals via closed-circuit TV. She says of her work with Warrior Rounds that her retreat days, writing with Veterans, “are her favorite writing sessions.”

Moving at a young age from Switzerland and England to Arkansas and Tennessee, Alexis was active in the Nashville writing community, writing for herself and others, and putting in the time honing her craft. While working a full-time schedule, she also attended college at Belmont University, majoring in Business and Political Science, and graduating with honors such as The Williams-Murray Writing Award, Economic Critical Thinking Award, and having been selected to be on the Ethics Debate Team.

When Alexis isn’t in the studio or on the road, she’s hanging out with her family and dog, reading or collecting old books, writing articles, or working on her 1989 F-150 Lariat.

Alexis Wilkins