Country upstart Allie Colleen explores the winding “journey to me” on her reflective debut single, “Work In Progress,” showing off a talent passed down from her Hall of Fame father.
Released quietly back in July, “Work In Progress” has started gaining traction for its world-wise lyrics and timeless country sound, but its connection to the legendary Garth Brooks has only sweetened the deal. The youngest of Brooks’ three daughters, Colleen shares her dad’s passion for country and attended Nashville’s prestigious music school, Belmont University — but Colleen is determined to step out of her famous father’s artistic shadow. After graduating in 2018 she wrote “Work In Progress” with hit songwriter Marcus Hummon (“Bless the Broken Road,” “God’s Country”) and studio engineer Greg Beick, an honest contemplation on what it means to truly accept oneself — even if you don’t have everything figured out.
Meanwhile, a behind-the-scenes video showcasing Colleen’s experience in the recording studio — and her captivating, pure-country voice — was produced by Patryk Larney, going on to rack up more than 100,000 views in about a month and catching the attention of national radio personality Bobby Bones.
“I am absolutely blown away by the support and love that ‘Work in Progress’ has received,” Colleen says in a statement to the press. “I can’t thank everyone enough and cannot wait to see what the future holds for all of us “works in progress.”
There’s no word on when fans will hear more new music from the country legacy, but Colleen has live shows booked through the end of September