After four studio releases, a string of top ten radio singles, and a seven-year run with the Dove Award winning Christian music group ZOEgirl, Alisa Childers is finding her own voice. "For years I have had a dream to share the songs I've written in a more intimate and personal setting," said Childers, "It has become clear to me that the time has come for me to set out on my own, and share what's in my heart and head." With musical influences such as Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, Steve Taylor, Kate Bush, U2, and Sheila Walsh, it's no wonder that she desires a deeper connection with her audience. "As a little girl, my dad would play all kinds of records for me. From the Beach Boys to the Beatles, from Paul Simon to Tina Turner, he wanted me to know what was going on, and where it all started."
As a member of ZOEgirl, Alisa was able to carve a comfortable niche for herself as a respected songwriter. Penning hits like "I Believe", a joyful, uplifting track that soon became the group's anthem, "Unchangeable", and the powerful "Scream" which climbed its way up the charts in 2005, Alisa has proven her career is just beginning. "I feel like I am in the middle of a creative renaissance right now. The floodgates are open, and I have so much to pour out," says Childers. Alisa's intensely personal and honest style of songwriting is the driving force behind her solo music. Coupled with infectious melodies and her vocal adaptability, each song cuts to the heart and sticks in your head.
Alisa has had so many wonderful experiences with ZOEgirl, like selling over a million records, garnering the Dove Award for Best New Artist, and touring with bands such as the Newsboys, TobyMac, Avalon, Jump5 and Natalie Grant. With such honors, ZOEgirl remained in the forefront of the Contemporary Music scene, a legacy which Alisa is sure to continue.
Alisa currently released her debut solo album, Alisa Childers, on December 1st, 2007. She is set to release her sophomore album Plastic Guns, on February 1, 2010.
Alisa lives with her husband, Mike, in Franklin, Tennessee where she enjoys cooking, reading and painting.