Allison Russell’s music video for “You’re Not Alone,” (Featuring Brandi Carlile) has made its world premiere across BET Soul, BET.com, CMT, CMT Music, CMT.com, CMT.com, MTV Live, MTVU, MTV Biggest Pop, and Paramount Times Square Billboards and is out everywhere today. Russell and Carlile have been wowing live audiences with their affirmative and uplifting single for the last month. They debuted the song with a performance at the Americana Music Association Awards in September where Russell won Album of the Year for her acclaimed 2021 LP, Outside Child. They also performed “You’re Not Alone,” at Carlile’s recent Madison Square Garden and Boston’s TD Center shows and at their show together at Red Rocks Amphitheater in August – the setting for the music video. The single has been the Americana radio chart Top 10 for six weeks and counting. . Watch “You’re Not Alone” (Featuring Brandi Carlile) HERE.
For Russell, and Outside Child, the incredible list of accolades keeps growing. They include two International Folk Music Awards, a 2022 Juno nomination for ‘Songwriter of the Year,’ and her first-ever Juno Award win for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year. Last year, Russell also won three Canadian Folk Music Awards, two UK Americana Music Awards, received two 2021 Americana Awards nominations in addition to this years win and three GRAMMY Award nominations (her first ever GRAMMY nods). Allison Russell has selected dates throughout the fall including a stop at The Troubadour in Los Angeles on November 15th. Full tour dates below.
On her debut solo album, the critically acclaimed Outside Child (produced by Dan Knobler), Allison Russell, the poet, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist and co-founder of Our Native Daughters and Birds of Chicago, unpacks her youth in searing detail. She sings about deliverance and redemption, about the places, people and realizations that helped her survive and claim her freedom. “It’s an album of strength and affirmation, not victimization,” said The New York Times in their profile on Russell. Following the release of Outside Child, Russell performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Ellen, Late Night With Stephen Colbert, CBS This Morning, made her Opry debut and appeared at the Country Music Hall of Fame. She performed at the 2022 GRAMMY’s Premiere Ceremony and recently made her Austin City Limits and Tiny Desk debuts.
Russell also signed a book deal with Flatiron/MacMillan for her debut novel, a memoir based on her life and the material that inspired Outside Child.
Purchase/Listen to Outside Child: HERE.
Nov 6 – Englert Theatre – Iowa City, IA
Nov 15 – Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA
Nov 16 – Campbell Hall – Santa Barbara, CA
Dec 3 – Orange Blossom Review – Lake Wales, FL
Jan 9-13 – Girls Just Wanna Weekend – Puerto Aventuras, MEXICO
Feb 10-17 – Cayamo Cruise 15th Edition – Miami, FL
Mar 30-Apr 2 – Big Ears Festival – Knoxville, TN
Apr 5 – Enmore Theatre – Newton, AUSTRALIA
Apr 6 – Palais Theatre – Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
April 8 – Bluesfest Byron Bay – Tyagarah, AUSTRALIA
OUTSIDE CHILD AWARD NOMINATIONS & WINS*
2021 Americana Music Awards – Emerging Act of the Year
2021 Polaris Prize – Long List
2022 Canadian Folk Awards – Contemporary Album of the Year*
2022 Canadian Folk Awards – Songwriter of the Year*
2022 Canadian Folk Awards – Emerging Artist of the Year*
2022 Canadian Folk Awards – Pushing Boundaries Award Nominee
2022 UK Americana Awards – International Artist of the Year*
2022 UK Americana Awards – International Album of the Year*
2022 GRAMMY Awards – Americana Album of the Year
2022 GRAMMY Awards – Best American Roots Performance
2022 GRAMMY Awards – Best American Roots Song (“Nightflyer”)
2022 JUNO Awards – Songwriter of the Year
2022 JUNO Awards – Contemporary Roots Album of the Year*
2022 Americana Music Awards – Artist of the Year
2022 Americana Music Awards – Album of the Year*
2022 Americana Music Awards – Song of the Year (“Persephone”)
2022 International Folk Music Awards – Artist of the Year*
2022 International Folk Music Awards – Album of the Year*