Turning heads in the Lone Star State since 2007, nineteen-year-old rising country star Ashliegh Lisset has signed to management representation by long-time industry veteran, John Alexander of Alexander Music Marketing & Management. Lisset is the newest additon to the company roster that includes Sarah Darling and Tyler Flowers. Alexander plans to introduce her to the Nashville music community and potential label homes by spring 2014.
Lisset’s first single release under the direction of Alexander is called “Kill The Headlights,” and was penned by Luke Laird, Hillary Lindsey and Carrie Underwood. The single is set to make it’s World Premiere on Sirius XM’s “The Highway” tomorrow, Wednesday, January 22. John Marks, Sr. Director of Programming at Sirius XM heard it for the first time in December during a meeting with Alexander and immediately agreed to put it into rotation.
John Alexander spent his early days in Nashville building an annual multi-million dollar revenue stream as Director of Music Marketing for Jones Radio Network, GAC-TV and Scripps Networks, discovered a young Patty Loveless in a nightclub in 1981, and has successfully turned Sarah Darling into one of Nashville’s rising stars. He believes wholeheartedly in Lisset’s potential for mainstream success.
“Ashliegh is an extraordinary young lady who has all the tools necessary to be a star. Her songwriting skills blow me away, and the first time I heard her voice I was immediately drawn in. Not only does she have such a heartwarming story, she is a very grounded individual. I am so very excited to begin traveling down this road with her,” he says.
Alexander’s drive to position her as one of country music’s next big stars is further fueled by her story. At the young age of eleven, Lisset received the devastating news that her father, an American Soldier, lost his life in combat while serving Operation Freedom in Iraq.
Some of his last words to her were, “I want you to achieve your dream of singing country music.” Ever since, she has been on a mission to make his wish come true. “My dad was a passionate soldier, and he died doing something he believed in. In a sense, that’s how I feel about my music,” Lisset said. “I want to do this for him.”
Swiftly taking notice of her undeniable talent is Carrie Underwood, who tweeted Lisset a personal birthday wish, and Randy Travis who said to her, “You have a big voice, mature beyond your years and a talent that will go far in the music industry. You have what it takes and will be in Nashville very soon.”
Alexander added, “Everyone in town who has done business with me knows how passionate I am when I believe in an artist. They’ve seen it in my representation of Sarah Darling, and will see it when I introduce Ashliegh Lisset to the Nashville music community.”
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