Allie Colleen isn’t relying on her famous surname to make it as a country singer. Instead, the 24-year-old graduate of Belmont University is strategically doing her own thing and has paid her dues without riding the coattails of her father, Garth Brooks, or her stepmother, Trisha Yearwood (though she did work for a time as one of her dad's backup singers).

Although she's making her own way, Colleen embraces the country music traditions and storytelling chops shared by her family. She’s not singing over hip-hop beats to prove she doesn’t have to be like Dad; on the contrary, her output so far includes same types of heartfelt story songs overshadowed at times by Brooks’ big-budget stadium shows.

Want to learn more about Colleen? Read on for a few fast facts to know about the up-and-comer: