Walking the line of modern and classic with his outlaw spirit and his heart of gold, Alex Hallbrings a fresh sound to country music that transcends generational barriers. On the heels of his 2021 star-studded collaborative EP, Six Strings, which featured duets with his musical heroes Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and more, Hall arrives today with “Side Effects Of The Heart.” Listen HERE. Raised on a horse farm in North Georgia, Hall’s inspiration was born from country music legends Kris Kristofferson and Vince Gill, among others. Captivated by the art form, Hall began playing guitar at the age of 14. By 16, he had bartered a deal with his guidance counselor allowing him 60 absences in return for maintaining a passing GPA so he could begin pursuing his career. Intent on honing his skills, Hall formed a band and played over 125 dates a year across the southeast while completing his high school curriculum. The influences and work ethic of his childhood drove the project, with a delivery reminiscent of the emotional honesty of Kristofferson, as Hall details the human experience of love, heartbreak, loneliness and what it costs to let the heart feel. First comes love and then comes the lonely Then you’re climbing up the walls ‘til the phone rings You’re in heaven, then you’re dying Then you’re just so happy that you can’t stop crying There’s no cure for it and that’s the hardest part We’re all a mess living with the side effects of the heart “This track sets the tone so well for the new music I’ve been creating that will be rolling out this year, and I can’t wait to share it all,” Hall shared exclusively with Holler this morning. “Until then, remember that ‘we’re all a mess living with the side effects of the heart.’” As he prepares to release more new music in 2023, each song delving further into the side effects described in the chorus verse, Hall is currently embarking alongside Caitlyn Smith on The Great Pretender Tour. In partnership with DTour – a network of independent venues and promoters offering national artists locally owned, unique venue experiences across multiple markets – The Great Pretender Tour kicked off April 3 in Austin, Texas, and includes 15 independent venues across the country celebrating the stories behind the songs. For more information, visit MusicByAlexHall.com or follow @MusicByAlexHall on all social media platforms.