For the past six years I’ve been a mentor and producer with the Michigan State Fair Superstar Contest with The Michigan State Fair, LLC. This year the Fair is virtual, and we decided to record a Michigan State Fair Superstar Revue to check in with our past winners to see how the contest affected their careers and lives, and to see what they’ve been up to lately.
In 2014 we launched our Pepsi Michigan State Fair Superstar Competition. 14 year-old Alison Albrecht was our first Michigan State Fair Superstar winner.
She won a prize package valued at $20,000 including studio time at Pearl Sound Studios in Canon, music business coaching with Jill Jack of Dream Big Incorporated, songwriting coaching with Nadir Omowale of EkoBase Media, music publicity and media coaching from Nancy Schoenheide Phares of Rock Steady Wayfinder Coaching, and booking consulting with Cal Stone and Whitney McClellan-Stone of 2 Stones Events – your source for live music.
Her 2015 debut EP, produced by Grammy-winning producer Chuck Alkazian and Nadir Omowale, earned her a Detroit Music Awards People’s Choice Award nomination and was named the Number One Local EP Release of the year by host John Bommarito of Ann Arbor’s 107.1 FM.
In this interview with Nadir and Jill she debuts her latest single, and talks about her adventures at the University of Michigan.
SUPERSTAR REVUE – ALISON ALBRECHT
In 2014 we launched our Pepsi Michigan State Fair Superstar Competition. Alison Albrecht was our Michigan State Fair Presented by Ram Trucks Pepsi Superstar winner. Her 2015 debut EP, produced by Grammy-winning producer Chuck Alkazian, earned her a Detroit Music Award People’s Choice Award nomination and was named the Number One Local EP Release of the year by host John Bommarito of Ann Arbor’s 107.1 FM.With a soulful voice and brilliantly insightful lyrics, singer-songwriter Alison Albrecht is blazing new trails in music. Her unique blend of pop and soul, plus a touch of folk, offers a wide audience appeal that lives not too far from the sound of Sara Barilles or Sheryl Crow. Special thank you to Media Network of Waterford/WTV10 for the editing in all of our Superstar Revue videos! Let's give it up for Alison Albrecht!
Posted by The Michigan State Fair, LLC on Friday, September 4, 2020