Today we’d like to introduce you to Ashliegh Lisset.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Ashliegh. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I began singing when I was four years old and my parents often say I was singing before talking. However, it wasn’t until I was eleven years old that music would become my refuge. My father, Sgt. Paul T. Sanchez, was serving his second tour for Operation Iraqi Freedom, and was killed in the line of duty. Before he deployed, my dad asked me to record Carrie Underwood’s “Don’t Forget to Remember Me,” but I never had the opportunity to fulfill his request. A few months after his passing, I went to a small recording studio in Irving, Texas to record the song he requested and played it at his grave site.
So this is where my musical journey begins… It was his last request that led me to the recording studio and eventually to Nashville, TN. I was fifteen when I recorded my first professional EP. It was that very moment…I knew what I was supposed to do with my life. Music! Music helped me overcome the darkest time in my life. By sharing my song and story, I want people to know that there is healing after tragedy.
When I was eighteen years old, I was pitched a song that I would later record and release as my first radio single. It was a song that would be a game changer for me! Kill The Headlights – featured on Sirius XM’s “The Highway” as a Highway Find, would reach the Top 30 for 8 consecutive weeks. BUT…the true full-circle moment is when I found out that Carrie Underwood was a co-writer on my new single! I couldn’t believe it.
Kill The Headlights opened so many doors for me. Since, I have released several songs and spend a lot of time sharing my story hoping to encourage others. I’m also an ambassador for Folds of Honor and do what I can to help with our Veterans.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The journey has been long and I have definitely hit a lot of bumps in the road. The biggest struggle is trying to get noticed by the record labels. You get so close only to be shot down. I truly believe the “NO’s” help mold me into a better artist and motivate me to keep fighting for a place in country music.
Please tell us about Ashliegh Lisset.
I’m a country music singer and songwriter. My focus is showing people that there is healing after tragedy, by sharing my story and music.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Absolutely not! I take the good with the bad… and I believe all the experiences helped me be who I am today.
- Website: www.ashlieghlisset.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/ashlieghlisset
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/ashlieghlisset
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/ashlieghlisset
- Other: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7iKvxXCPgjbfAlutalTULz
Shawnessy Ransom Photography (pink skirt / white top)
Alyssa Garza (Romper photos)