Ali is a singer/songwriter from Gaffney South Carolina and has already shared the stage with several industry stars such as YouTube phenomenon, Noah Guthrie. Ali has been singing since the age of five, and grew up singing in church. She has been heard all around the South and more recently, the nation. She was on season 13 of American Idol, where she performed songs such as: “PriceTag”, “Born This Way”, “Don’t you Worry Child”, and most notably, an acoustic version of “Toxic” by Britney Spears. She advanced to Hollywood where she received comments from Harry Connick Jr. such as “You have such perfect pitch, you sound auto tuned. You have a nice tone to your voice, so I’m saying, yes.” . and “loved it!!” by Jennifer Lopez (on Ali’s performance of Toxic.) Ali is the 2014 Vocal/Artist winner of “Nashville Connections Hero’s Salute.” She received compliments such as, “I really felt your connection to the song” says Stone Stafford, (CEO of Icon Studios, ATL Georgia), and “You made me feel like you were telling me a story”, from Sam Tate, (Grammy nominated artist and SESAS writer of the year award, Nashville). Ali works hard to write music that expresses daily struggles, emotions, and trials. “I sing because I want people to feel my music. I want them to connect, and emotionally join my journey.” – Ali Henderson