- Alexis Wilkins has dropped three new songs in honor of Independence Day.
Alexis Wilkins has dropped “If I’m Being Honest,” “615” and “RSVP” to celebrate Independence Day along with hosting patriotic activities to celebrate the music — and the holiday.
The Arkansas native has been featured on Radio Disney Country and her video for “If I’m Being Honest” will premiere on CMT in August, which was filmed at American Legion Post 82 in Nashville the day before quarantine began.
“I’m so eager for the world to get to know Alexis Wilkins,” said Wilkins’ manager Rob Beckham, President, and CEO of The AMG. “She’s an all-American girl with country roots, a big heart, and lots to say. She is the vibrant girl next door, with undeniable charisma and some great music that places her firmly in her own lane. She also has great stage presence, and we are excited to get her out on the road as soon as the touring world resumes.”
The music video for “If I’m Being Honest” gives a nod to Wilkins’ lifelong adoration of veterans – a love that was sparked by her beloved grandfather’s military service. The country singer is passionate about including veterans in her release week activities, too. Wilkins did a call-to-action on June 14, Flag Day, for fans to submit photos with American flags. The images will be fashioned into collages forming flags to be presented to the Nashville-area VA hospitals in July.
As a frequent volunteer with Musicians On Call, Wilkins taped a video message and virtual concert that has been distributed to VA hospitals nationwide for play on July 4. In the clip, she thanks veterans for their service, talks about her partnership with Musicians On Call, performs a couple of songs, shares stories from the video shoot and gives the staff and patients a sneak peek at her “If I’m Being Honest” music video. On July 8, Wilkins will be the first performer for the inaugural Musicians On Call virtual performance for the VA.
“Having veterans and my time at the VA be included in this release was so important because it’s truly in everything I do,” Wilkins said. “This is my ‘why,’ and people seeing how special Musicians On Call’s work is and allowing me to still bring music to the VA and honor our country’s heroes when we can’t visit in person is absolutely everything to me.”
Wilkins will virtually perform at VA hospitals from coast-to-coast on July 4, she’ll also hit the streets in Nashville (weather permitting) to meet people in person and introduce them to her new songs. Famous Music City-based artist Rob Hendon created a 9 x 12-foot patriotic guitar mural in honor of the song “615” that Wilkins will transport to various iconic tourist locations throughout Nashville. The mural will be erected at each destination, and Wilkins will pose for appropriately socially distant pictures with fans and passers-by. The mural and Alexis can currently be seen on The Nashville Sign at the Broadway/West End split through release week.
“Nashville Strong is just the truth about our city, and I wanted to honor that,” Wilkins said. “The 615 has been through a lot in the last few months between the tornadoes and COVID, but we are coming back, and we’re stronger than ever, sticking together and being the incredible community that I know we are. I’m so excited to finally be coming out with new music.”