From an early age, this 3rd generation musician knew she belonged behind the microphone. Growing up in the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks region of Missouri, Alicia Farrell was influenced by traditional country and bluegrass. Some of Alicia’s fondest memories are of the all-night jam sessions her parents had playing with some of the best “pickers” anywhere. Getting her start in local churches, it wasn’t long before this little girl with the big voice got noticed. As early as age 10, people came from all over the Midwest to hear Alicia sing at Silver Dollar City near Branson, Missouri with her grandparents. By age 13, she was performing professionally on a country music show. Talented and smart to boot, Alicia graduated early from high school to start full-time at the Main Street Opry at the Lake of the Ozarks. For the next seven years, Alicia traveled all over the Midwest performing with her band. During that time, Alicia struck out on her own as a solo performer and opened for some big-name country acts like Merle Haggard and Johnny Russell. Alicia has lived in the Nashville, Tennessee area for over twenty years where she has done everything from studio work as a demo singer, to being a back-up vocalist for several artists in Nashville, and all over the Southeast. Alicia currently performs with a bluegrass gospel trio and still enjoys a good jam session! Alicia considers the GCMA Classic Country Jamboree one of the highlights of the fall season. "I love coming back to the Lake of the Ozarks," says Alicia. "It is so beautiful here, and being back with family and friends, getting to sing with such talented musicians committed to keeping the heart of country music alive and well, is something I really just cherish and appreciate.