|NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Walking the line of modern and classic with his outlaw spirit and his heart of gold, Alex Hall brings a fresh sound to country music that transcends generational barriers. On the heels of his 2021 star-studded collaborative EP, Six Strings, which featured duets with his musical heroes Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and more, Hall arrives today with “Side Effects Of The Heart.” Listen HERE.|
Raised on a horse farm in North Georgia, Hall’s inspiration was born from country music legends Kris Kristofferson and Vince Gill, among others. Captivated by the art form, Hall began playing guitar at the age of 14. By 16, he had bartered a deal with his guidance counselor allowing him 60 absences in return for maintaining a passing GPA so he could begin pursuing his career. Intent on honing his skills, Hall formed a band and played over 125 dates a year across the southeast while completing his high school curriculum.
The influences and work ethic of his childhood drove the project, with a delivery reminiscent of the emotional honesty of Kristofferson, as Hall details the human experience of love, heartbreak, loneliness and what it costs to let the heart feel.
First comes love and then comes the lonely
Then you’re climbing up the walls ‘til the phone rings
You’re in heaven, then you’re dying
Then you’re just so happy that you can’t stop crying
There’s no cure for it and that’s the hardest part
We’re all a mess living with the side effects of the heart
“This track sets the tone so well for the new music I’ve been creating that will be rolling out this year, and I can’t wait to share it all,” Hall shared exclusively with Holler this morning. “Until then, remember that ‘we’re all a mess living with the side effects of the heart.’”
As he prepares to release more new music in 2023, each song delving further into the side effects described in the chorus verse, Hall is currently embarking alongside Caitlyn Smith on The Great Pretender Tour. In partnership with DTour – a network of independent venues and promoters offering national artists locally owned, unique venue experiences across multiple markets – The Great Pretender Tour kicked off April 3 in Austin, Texas, and includes 15 independent venues across the country celebrating the stories behind the songs.
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Download “Side Effects Of The Heart” lyrics & credits HERE
|About Alex Hall:|
Alex Hall is ready to launch the next chapter of his career with his brand-new song “Side Effects Of The Heart.”
Growing up on a small horse farm on the outskirts of Gainesville, GA, Hall’s earliest memory is hearing Elvis Presley on his grandfather’s radio. It’s a sound he never forgot, and one that prompted him to pick up a guitar for the first time when he was only four years old. He started learning the instrument seriously in middle school, and quickly graduated from choir solos to bar gigs. By the time he was in high school, Hall was playing over 150 shows a year.
After graduation, Hall moved to Nashville, TN and signed with Monument Records. He spent the last few years opening for Tanya Tucker and hitting the road with Brandy Clark, Little Big Town, and Tenille Townes. His debut EP on Monument Records, Six Strings, was a guitar focused project featuring the playing and vocal stylings of Hall’s heroes and friends – Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, John Osborne (of Brothers Osborne), Brad Tursi (of Old Dominion), Tenille Townes and Kassi Ashton. Six Strings gained national acclaim from the likes of Vintage Guitar Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Cowboys & Indians, and led Hall to be named to the Fender Next 2021 program.
Now, ready to bare it all, Hall is releasing his first song since 2021 with “Side Effects Of The Heart.” More music is expected from the singer, songwriter and guitar player in 2023.