SEPTEMBER 2016

I had the best time attending The first annual Wild Bunch Film Festival in Tishomingo, Oklahoma over the weekend. The hosts, Brenda and Rock Whitehead organized an entertaining, educational, and fun filled three day international film festival.

A real old west gun fight kicked off the event at the western themed film set called Sipokni West. I met lots of fans of the Western film genre, and was thrilled to meet the next generation of Little House on the Prairie fans, dressed in perfect Prairie girl dresses. The same evening I enjoyed true country fare, chciken fired steak, breaded chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans and home amde gravy at The Lost Spur Cafe at Sipokni West.

The weekend featured numerous films screened at The Indie Cinema on Main Street, and the attendees were entertained by several local musical acts, and the likes of the six time National female yoedling champion, and a John Wayne impersonater.

Brief trivia: Tishomingo is the county seat for Johnston County, OK, and was the fist capital for the Chickisaw Nation. It is also the home of country music stars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. For more information on Tishomingo, please visit the Tishomingo City Chamber of Commerce  website.

I tip my hat in thanks for all of the folks who helped make this special, memorable time become a part of my memories.

Yeehawww!

-xo,

Allison


Rock and Brenda Whitehead, Hosts of The Wild Bunch Western Film Festival
Red Carpet at The Wild Bunch Film Festival Tishomingo, OK
Allison and Prairie Girls at Sipokni West, OK
Ken Farmer and Allison at Sipokni, OK
Johnston County Capital-Democrat Newspaper
AUGUST 2016
I am honored to have been invited to attending this year's annual Wild Bunch Film Festival, Septemebr 23-24, 2016, in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. If interested in attending, and meeting stars from western themed programs, as well as view numerous indie western-themed films, and have some fun in this ol' western town, please visit their wesbite for more information: www.thewildbunchfilmfestival.com

THE WILD BUNCH FILM FESTIVAL:

Friday, September 23rd 2016 from 5pm to 10pm: The two day festival will begin with the "Wild Bunch FILM FESTIVAL VIP MEET AND GREET". Enjoy Live music, great food and meet western film and tv stars/celebrities.

Saturday September 24th 2016 from 10:00am until 1:00am: Independent western films will screen at the Indie Cinema and also at the Platinum Ballroom inside The Ladysmith. Meet western stars/celebrities throughout the day. Various Filmmaker Q&A's, and an after party concert at The Ladysmith at 9:00pm!

The festival will showcase films in an atmosphere rich with history and culture. Our hope is to attract the high profile and novice filmmakers so attendees of the festival will enjoy several artistic experiences of western films and individuals driven by the true and raw spirit of independent movie making.

The Wild Bunch Film Festival is a competitive event dedicated to making things happen for emerging filmmakers and hoping to inspire and encourage filmmakers to pursue courageous and bold artistic visions in the western genre.  The festival is the first of it's kind in Oklahoma, and will be known for embracing the heart and spirit of independent "western" films.
Hope to see y'all there!
Allison

The Wild Bunch Film Festival 2016
FEBRUARY 2016

On Friday March 19, I will am honored to join several fellow cast and crew members from the TV series Little House on the Prarie as a special guest for a reunion / fan oriented dinner event at The White House in Anaheim, CA.

The event is being organized and hosted by the Nite of Dreams organization whose mission is to: "offer an unique way for fans and celebrities to spend time together in an intimate atmosphere - whether it is a gala event, small dinner party, a concert meet and greet, the sky's the limit! This is your chance to have an up-close and personal experience with your favorite celebrity, from television to movie stars to musicians, writiers, artists and sports figures."

A portion of the proceeds from this enchanting and entertaining evening will go to the National Association to Protect Children.

For more inforamtion, and to purchase tickets, please visit Nite of Dreams


Nite Of Dreams Little House Reunion Dinner Event
OCTOBER 2015

Attended the 1st Annual Billy the Kid Film Festival, Hico TX October 16-18. The money raised from the festival went to the nonprofit organization which manages/supports Billy The Kid Museum.

The Festival awarded numerous Texas based independent western-themed film projects in categories such as best full length picture, short film, cinematography, director.

For me, It was an honor to be a celebrity guest alongside some of the greats from the Western film and television world. I met and became friends with Randy Travis, Ken Farmer, Alex Cord, Charlie LeSueur, Dean Smith, Don Reynolds, and many others. These are the guys who helped create the golden era of Western Film and TV! What I found most amazing about the celebrities is the fact that they are all multi-talented -- actors, screen writers, novelists, directors, musicians, stuntmen, producers, and even real life ranchers!

The Festival was so much fun too! Gun fight shows on the old town streets, country line dancers, horse rides, a mock jail, a female Texas yodeler, movie screenings throughout the day, special celebrity guest Q&A panels, and a roast of the celebrities at the gala awards ceremony banquet. 

I loved meeting the fans as well. They came from all over, and were such a joy to meet. I look forward to being a part of the 2nd annual Billy the Kid Film Festival next year.

I wanted to send a big "thank you" to Olathe Boot Co. for providing me with a pair of very cool, rugged, and beautiful boots which I enjoyed wearing during the Fetival. If you don't know Olathe Boots, you need to check them out. Great style, and USA made, Texas manufactured -- "Life is Short -- Ride Hard"!

Peace and music,

Allison

 


Allison at Billy the Kid Museum
Allison & Randy Travis
Allison at Billy the Kid Western Film Festival
SEPTEMEBR 2015
I recently enjoyed sailing the Pacific Ocean along the California Coast on a Princess Cruise. The theme of this voyage was a California Culinary & Wine experience with Iron Chef Cat Cora, and Suzanne Tracht , Chef/Owner of the La restaurant JAR. We were also in the company of " Love Boat " TV star, Jill Wheelan, who is the official Princess Cruise Celebrity Embassador in celebration of the cruise line's 50th Year Anniversary.

One of the highlights of my trip, was a very special afternoon tour and luncheon at Fess Parkers Winery located in Los Olivos, CA. Our group of 40, included the celebrity chefs and Jill, as well as Food Bloggers who came from across the US to cover the extraordinary luncheon, as well as the California Culinary Experience Cruise. Kristen who owns and writes Dine & Dish blog wrote a great piece about our voyage together, check out her website at Dine & Dish!

I met so many great people during my voyage, and will always remember my days shared with the celebrities, Princess Cruise crew, and Princess Cruise passengers.

Nothing like sailing on the high seas and making new friends!

Allison


Jill Wheelan, Allison Balson, Iron Chef Cat Kora
Food Bloggers, and Allison Balson at Fess Parkers Winery

AUGUST 2015

I am honored and very excited to have been cast in the role of Mrs. Brooks in the Western-themed, faith based feature film, "Heaven With A Gun", slated for production in 2016.

Heaven With A GunA grieving sheriff must save his town, after an evil rancher's family decides to take it over.

Set in the 1880’s, a small town sheriff loses his faith and turns to the bottle after his wife dies which forces him to step down. Soon after, a rancher’s son begins terrorizing the people of Stephensville. With help from friends, the sheriff learns he must regain his faith in God and himself to save the town.

It’s a feel good movie about friends, loss, family, courage, and overcoming all odds. It’ll make you laugh, and cry, but most of all, it will bolster your faith.

I look forward to making this incredible story of faith & courage come to life in film alongside actors Paul Le Mat, Jenn Gotzon, Kathy Garver!
Yeehhaww!!
Allison

"Heaven With A Gun" Feature Film
July 2015
What an amazing experience attending the Western Film Fair & Nostalgia Convention in Winston-Salem, North Carolina! It was great meeting the other celebrity guests, and meeting the fans. I want to thank all of the Festival Board members, the volunteers, and the celebrity guests, and the fans for being so supportive and caring about the preservation of Western themed film and television shows.

While I was in North Carolina, I headed over to Charlotte to appear on the FOX 46 morning program, "Good Day Charlotte". It was a pleasure meeting the anchors of this terrifc morning show, and having a chance to perform my song "My Friend" which I wrote in honor of Mr. Michael Landon.

I also had a great time recording a Music Scene Live radio show on-the-road at The Garage in Winston-Salem. The Bo-Stevens were my musical guest artists, and this band knows how to rockabilly their original county music on stage. The audience loved them, and so did I!

Peace & music, always,

Allison


Celebrity Guests at Western Film Fair & Nostalgia Convention 2015
FOX 46 Good Day Charlotte
Performing "My Friend" song on FOX 46 Good Day Charlotte
June 2015

I will be attending the Western Film Fair and Nostalgia Convention, July 8-11, as celebrity guest in Winston-Salem NC. The mission of the festival is to celebrate the Golden Era of Western themed TV and Film. There will be meet and greet sessions, autographs, screening, Q&A panels, and a huge convention hall filled with memorabillia vendors. I am fortunate to also perform my original songs, "My Friend", which I wrote in honor of my memory of Michael Landon at the Celebrity Appraictaion Gala during the event.

I will also be taking my syndicated radio show Music Scene Live on-the-road while in Winston-Salem. The show will feature the Bo-Stevens band in live performance in front of a live audience at the music venue The Garage. If you live in the area, come on out. Admission is free and open to the publc.

For more information visit Music Scene Live.

Hope to see y'all there!


Winston-Salem, NC July 8-11, 2015
December 2012
I has thrilled to be asked to perform The National Anthem again at Brahmas Hockey game at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Stone & I performed our nation's song aco0ustically, and enjoyed the moment with respect and pride.
I've posted a video of our performance to the right.
God Bless America,
Allison
 
 
 
October 2012
Had a great time performing at the Celina Balloon Festival this year! I was also fortunate to be able to take my radio show on the road, and record some of the amazing artists performing at the Festival in "live" performance in front of the festival goers. Lots of fun, lots of beautiful hot air balloons and even sky divers.
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Enjoy the Fall Season!
Allison

Allison & Stone at Celina Balloon Festival 2012
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National Anthem performed by Allison & Stone
March 2012

I had the honor of performing an acoustic version of The National Anthem at a Brahmas Pro Ice Hockey game with Stone. Performing our Nation's Anthem has always been a dream of mine, and having the opportunity to bring my rendition of the song infront of the Hockey players, and the game goers, paying respect to our Flag was an experience I will never forget.
 
Peace & Music,
Allison

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Allison & Stone Perform The National Anthem
FEBRUARY 2012

The "Music Scne Live" radio show is in full swing. We're bringing the best of the Dallas/Fort WorthTX  based up-and-comers and well established musical artists to you and listeners around the world, in "live" perofrmance of their original music in front of a "live" audience.

Please check out past shows, view future guest artist line-up, show pictures, press, and more information at
Music Scene Live!

Peace & Music,
Allison

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012


I am excited to announce my first broadcast radio show.
 
I have always been a fan of radio and the power of the spoken word. Over the past several months I developed and hosted/produced a radio show called "Music Scene Live", and it is currently broadcast on a North Texas Radio station, KFYN The Warrior, weekly during drive-time.

Music Scene Live is a 1-hour radio show that introduces the listeners to singer/songwriters and /or band's orginial music  in "live" performance.

Please visit the
Music Scene Live website to learn more about the show, and listen to the show segments online.

IPeace and music,
Allison

Earl Musick and Allison/"Music Scene Live" Show
Terry (Raz) Rasor and Allison/"Music Scene Live" Show
SUMMER 2011

The NY Daily News recently ran a story about the stars of Little House on the Prairie, entitled "Where Are They Now". 

More news coming soon.....

Peace and well wishes for lots of summer fun!
Allison


NY Dail News - "Where Are They Now" - Stars from Little House on the Prairie
WINTER 2010

I attended the Premiere screening of the film "Stanley DeBrock" in Louisiana last week. It was a remarkable experience to watch the written story unfold through dramatic visuals and superb acting.

I performed my song "Reveal Me" at the Premiere. This was a highlight. of the evening for me. After watching how Derek Wayne Johnson used the song in the soundtrack underlying the love scene between Stone and Diane, my understanding of how a song can help build and support emotions on film really came to light.

Wishing all a very Happy Holiday season, with much joy and peace.
Allison

Derek Wayne Johnson (Writer, Director, Actor, Producer), Allison Balson, George Landum (Producer), At the Premiere Screening of "Stanley DeBrock"
"Stanley DeBrock" Official Movie Poster
FALL 2010

I love music in film -- it creates mood and enhances action.

Years ago, I wrote a song for my character to sing in the film "The Legend of the White Horse". And this year, one of my songs written with my musical partner, Stone, has been placed in the film "Stanley DeBrock", a film in which I also costar as Mary DeBrock.

Click on the link to the right to watch a recent live performance of "Reveal Me" which will be in the film.






WINTER 2009

Wishing you and your families peace, health and happiness this Holiday!

Wanted to share a sound clip from my radio interview on Veteran's Day on behalf of "Operation Happy Note".
It's always a pleasure helping this organization share the message about the power of music and how instruments can help relieve the stresses felt by our service men and women oversees, especially during the holiday season whent hey are away from their loved ones.
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Minnesota Radio Interview with Allison Balson for "Operation Happy Note" on Veteran's Day 2009
Allison Balson at the "Little House on The Prairie" Official Cast Reunion, Tombstone, AZ
Allison Balson on the cover of "Family" Magazine as Nancy Oleson
Allison Balson Supports "Operation Happy Note"
Allison & Stone Album "First"
Allison's "Organic Time" CD. Allison wrote, performed, and produced this album for the "Little House on the Prairie" cast reunion at the Tombstone Western Film Festival in Tombstone, AZ.  The limited edition CD includes the song "My Friend" which she wrote in memory of Mr. Michael Landon. She performed this special tribute song in front of her fellow cast and fans at the reunion on the tenth anniversary of Mr. Landon's passing. (no longer available)
Allison Ltd Ed "Organic Time" CD