Ali McManus, Singer, Songwriter, Motivational Speaker:
When you hear Ali McManus’s dynamic vocals, you’d be surprised to know her lung capacity is only 30%. Born 3 months premature and weighing 2lbs 7oz at birth, she was given a 50/50 chance to live. Now 23 years old, the Detroit born singer/songwriter has beaten the odds. A rare bone disorder has left Ali in a wheelchair since the age of 7.
Ali’s story is one of compelling talent and an indomitable spirit. While Ali has endured 11 surgeries, halo tractions, steel rods to fuse and straighten her spine, a full body cast, and more, she tells us, “I don’t see myself as a person in a wheelchair. I see myself as a regular person who just happens to sit down all day.”
It was during her many months and years in and out of Shriners Hospital in St. Louis that Ali found her passion for music. Writing songs, learning piano and guitar, and performing for patients, staff and visiting dignitaries, Ali discovered the power of music to heal and inspire….
Read More Legendary producer Jack Douglas (John Lennon, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper) produced Ali’s debut album, Unbreakable. Jack says. “She’s a natural — a true artist with old soul sensibility and a powerful message to share with the world.”
Ali’s potent musical talent and personal story inspired rock star Steven Tyler to appear in her exuberant music video, Roll This Way – a joyful anthem that celebrates inclusion and diversity. In 2019, Ali was nominated for five Detroit Music Awards. In 2020, Ali was honored to guest star twice on CBS Television’s hit TV Show, The Doctors, where she performed the title song from her album, Unbreakable. Ali McManus inspires us all to live life without limits!
In her “bonus career” as a Motivational Speaker, Ali shows us how to “Be Unbreakable.” She delivers her universal message of resilience and positivity to schools, charities, trade groups, and business executives.
We’re proud to feature our YOUTH AMBASSADOR, ALI MCMANUS in her rollin’ & rockin’ music videos!
Roll This Way, Ali McManus with Steven Tyler: http://bit.ly/RollThisWayVideo