Alyssa Ruffin is an Independent Pop and Country Recording Artist. She is a proud Military wife and Mission 22 Ambassador. She was born in Mason City, Iowa and moved to Denver, Colorado at the age of five and currently resides in Alabama, where her husband who is active duty in the United States Space Force is stationed. Alyssa opened for Grammy-nominated Country Music Artist Confederate Railroad ("Trashy Women"), Billboard chart-topping Rock band Hinder ("Lips of An Angel"), 2x ASCAP & Billboard Award winner J.R. Richards of Dishwalla ("Counting Blue Cars"), Legendary Hip-Hop artist Coolio ("Dangerous Minds"), AMA Award-winning Rock band Firehouse ("Love of A Lifetime"), and CMA Horizon Award, ACMA Vocal Group of the Year Award and 5x Vocal Band of The Year award winner, Sawyer Brown ("Race Is On"), performing for 30,000 in a sold-out arena concert. Most recently, Alyssa performed in the Global Green "Music For The Planet" virtual benefit show along with Grammy Award winner Lisa Loeb, Paula Cole, Taylor Dayne, Jody Watley, Melody Thornton of the Pussycat Dolls, Vanessa Bell Armstrong and more!
Alyssa recorded her upcoming singles "Enough" and "Where I Need You Now" with Scott Wilson of Saving Abel ("Addicted") at Sunshine Recording Studio in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Both tracks feature Kent Slucher - drummer for Luke Bryan ("Country Girl") on drums, Scott Wilson bassist for Saving Abel ("Face Down") on bass and guitar, Nashville pro-Steve Hinson on steel guitar, banjo and mandolin. Steve has worked with everyone from Dolly Parton, Chris LeDoux, and Kenny Chesney, to Luke Bryan, Ty Herndon, and Carrie Underwood. Alyssa's debut single "Collateral Damage" was produced by Grammy voting member, producer and engineer Audrey Martinovich. This song was born from Alyssa's partnership with D.T. Hudson Writing Company, to write a song for a female Military Veteran, trauma survivor and author of poem also entitled "Collateral Damage" in which part of the song was inspired from. Jules Quaas is featured on keys/synth, Jenna Joanis is featured on drums, bass, and guitar, and Allison Lenz is featured on cello to complete this incredible, all-female musician cast on this power anthem.
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Alyssa is a registered member of the International Singer-Songwriters Association (ISSA), the Association of Independent Music UK (AIM), the Montgomery Area Musicians Association, she is a Brand Artist for Produced By A Girl Records (PBG), and a member of Gritty In Pink (founded by Shiragirl). In addition to Alyssa being a Military wife and Mission 22 Ambassador, she is partnered with D.T. Hudson Writing Company to write songs for Military Veterans and is collaborating with a film producer on an upcoming project.
Singing has always been a major part of her life. Over time she became a seasoned, versatile, powerhouse vocalist and performer. She is passionate about music. Since relocating to the south, Alyssa has become a registered member of the International Singer-Songwriters Association (ISSA), and the Association of Independent Music (AIM) based out of the UK. During her short time on the Pacific coast, Alyssa joined Produced By A Girl Records as a Brand Artist, she performed in Los Angeles with Hollywood Film Producer Galen Walker and his band "Fireball". Galen is most known for his work on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) movies. Alyssa performed at the State Social House on the iconic Sunset Strip in Hollywood, she performed at the all-female event series Gritty In Pink founded by Shiragirl, and performed the National Anthem for opening ceremonies at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club.
Alyssa paid her dues fronting several cover and original bands throughout the U.S. and Canada over the years and during her time in the Colorado music scene, she performed at various iconic Colorado venues and events like Sunshine Studios Live, voted #1 concert venue in the nation by Buzz-Feed and The Venue. Alyssa performed at the Highland Street Festival in Denver, she performed the National Anthem for opening ceremonies at the Rocky Mountain Summer Music Festival in Colorado Springs. appeared as a guest radio host for Tri-lakes Radio in Southern Colorado; performed on KCOS Digital Media simulcast radio show "The Beat Goes On", performed on Tri-Lakes Radio show "Brews & Beats" with DJ Ava and appeared as a guest and performed on Live Stream show, "Morty On the Move”. In addition, she has worked with several bands, artists and venues as a booking agent/talent buyer in Colorado and is a huge music advocate for her local music community.
As a young child, Alyssa competed in Bill Riley's Talent Roundup at the North Iowa Fair, she performed at Nora Springs Buffalo Days and by age 8, she performed on the televised, Tom Slick Show in Denver, singing for more than 5,000 patrons. Alyssa met and went on stage with Wynonna Judd when she was just 9 years old. She asked Wynonna to let her sing, and slipped Wynonna her mothers demo tape. Alyssa and her mother also did a meet & greet with Wynonna after the concert, where Alyssa received an autographed 8x10. The two also met Hollywood actress Ashley Judd (Wynonna's sister) after the concert. Also at age 9, Alyssa performed for Buddy Holly's wife Maria Elena Holly, for the Buddy Holly Memorial Anniversary event in Clear Lake, Iowa. She auditioned for Star Search when she was 10 years old and by age 13 her mother moved the family to Nashville. The two of them performed on the original Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee on several occasions, in front of The Country Music Hall of Fame Souvenir & Gift Shop.
Internationally, Alyssa performed at several venues in Windsor, Ontario Canada. At 14 years old, she started writing poetry and began songwriting shortly after. She has performed at several County and State Fairs, various Festivals as well as National and International singing competitions to include; the International Freedom Festival, in Windsor Ontario, Canada 2 years in a row. Alyssa also won in 3 categories for the Essex Singing and Fiddle Competition in Essex Ontario, Canada 2 years in a row. She received numerous accolades for singing competitions that she has participated in over the years. In the early 2000s, Alyssa and her mother sang with Ron Ellison of The Delfonics ("Didn't I Blow Your Mind"), in Denver, Colorado. Additionally, Alyssa met Heidi Newfield & Trick Pony ("Pour Me") at the Grizzly Rose in Denver, where she received an autographed 8x10. In 2002, Alyssa met Geoff Tate from Queensryche ("Silent Lucidity") and his band at the Village Inn in Thornton Colorado. In 2004, Alyssa had the opportunity to jam with Daryle Singletary ("Amen Kind of Love") after his concert in Williston, ND. From 2007-2008, and she performed the National Anthem on various occasions, for Semi-professional basketball team, the Minot Skyrockets, in Minot, North Dakota.
Alyssa auditioned for American Idol in Denver, Colorado on two separate occasions, in Nashville, Tennessee and in St Louis., Missouri She had the honor of meeting Ryan Seacrest from American Idol twice during her audition process. Alyssa received an autographed 8x10 from Ace Young (American Idol Season 5) and met CMA, ACM & Billboard Award Winner Lauren Alaina ("Road Less Traveled"). In 2011 Alyssa performed the National Anthem for the United States Air Force, Scott AFB A2A Christmas Party, on Scott Air Force in Illinois. From 2012 to 2013 while living on the East Coast, Alyssa performed with a drummer who toured with artists such as; Amy Grant, Hall & Oates & the Blue Man Group. She performed with guitarist Jeff Robinson who toured with Dierks Bentley, LeAnn Rimes, Joe Diffie, and Lorrie Morgan. She performed with legendary musician and lead guitarist for Wilson Pickett ("Mustang Sally") David Panzer. During her time there she performed for thousands of people at National Harbor in Washington DC; performed all over Northern Virginia and Maryland, to include the famous traveled resort town, Ocean City, Maryland.
In 2007 Alyssa won a Wild Card round for the WeFest Karaoke Roundup singing competition at the Rocking Horse in Minot, North Dakota and opened for Country Music ACM Award winners Sawyer Brown. In 2017, Alyssa spent the summer traveling to Austin, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia to audition for The Voice! In 2018 she starting writing again and debuted a couple of her upcoming, unreleased singles on KCOS Digital Media Live at the Gold Room in Colorado Springs. , In 2019 Alyssa left her cover band to focus on her solo career. She guest performed with Scott Wilson of Saving Abel at Herman's Hideaway during his show with Michael Alexander (Michael Alexander and the Big Whiskey), Her debut single "Collateral Damage" is available now on all music platforms worldwide, she has several singles due out in 2021 and her debut album is scheduled to release in 2022. Be sure to follow this powerhouse femme on social media and your favorite music platforms! New Music COMING SOON!
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