Avery Gipson is an 18 year old, award-winning, singer-songwriter from Atlanta, GA. The winner of the Eddie’s Attic 49th Bi-Annual Songwriters’ Open Mic Shootout and a two-time National Young Arts Merit Winner in Voice-Singer/Songwriter, Avery is currently a freshman in the songwriting program at Belmont University in Nashville. Since 2016, Avery has played shows at multiple venues in Atlanta including Eddie’s Attic, Atlanta’s Hard Rock Cafe, and the Red Clay Music Foundry, and has opened for such diverse acts as the Rogue Tones, Dylan Gardner, Matthew Fowler, the Colour Negative, Jared & Amber, Darrin Bradbury, and Jacob Harshman. Also winner of the 20th Series Tin Roof Acoustic Showdown, Avery was thrilled to be on the line-up for both the 2018 Tunes for the Tombs Festival, featuring Drivin’ N Cryin’, and the 2018 Wire & Wood Songwriters Festival. On May 1, 2019, she released her first single, “Look What You’ve Done,” which is available on all digital platforms.
Avery's musical journey took off in January 2016, three weeks after turning 15, when she played her first open mic and "won," securing a spot in the famed Eddie's Attic Bi-Annual Songwriter’s Open-Mic Shootout. That year, she opened her first show (Jacob Harshman) at Red Clay Music Foundry and played in both the Open-Mic Shootout at Eddie's Attic and Red Clay that November, advancing to the quarterfinals in both. In that same month, Avery was named a 2017 National Young Arts Merit Winner in the Vocal-Singer/Songwriter category.
In June 2017, at the age of 16, Avery was named the runner-up in the 46th Bi-Annual Songwriter’s Open Mic Shootout at Eddie's Attic. In January of 2018, Avery was thrilled to be chosen as the winner of the 20th Series Tin Roof Acoustic Showdown in Atlanta and that year played at Atlanta's Hard Rock's Velvet Underground three times, including for the Imagine Dragons' TRF Foundation Road Trip. In the fall of 2018, Avery was named the winner of the Eddie’s Attic 49th Bi-Annual Songwriter’s Open Mic Shootout and was named a 2019 National Young Arts Merit Winner in the Vocal-Singer/Songwriter category.
In high school, Avery sang in her church youth choir and chorale, school honors chorus, and was a two-time award-winning vocalist for the Lovett Honors Ellington Jazz Ensemble. Avery has been singing since she can remember and began to write music at the early age of 9. Inspired by such artists as Ed Sheeran and Sara Bareilles and influenced by a variety of artists across multiple genres, Avery is focused on developing her own unique sound and continuing to write strong songs that deeply affect the listener.