Congratulations to Sondra Westerling, winner of the Got Country Twitter RT contest for a MP3 download of Goodbye, Ashliegh Lisset’s new single, along with a personal note from Ashliegh. Twenty-five percent of the single’s download sales will be donated to a child of a fallen or wounded soldier.
It was a tragic life experience that initiated Ashliegh’s dream of becoming a professional recording and performing artist. At the age of eleven, she received devastating news. Her dad, Paul T. Sanchez, lost his life in combat while serving a second tour for Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was a Sergeant for the U.S. Army and died from wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. In dealing with this tragic loss she found comfort in music. Quickly she realizied that life was too short not to pursue her dream.
Last month Ashliegh performed at The Boundry in Nashville along with Jerrod Niemann, Tyler Farr, and Bret Young. The event was a fundraising event for The Folds of Honor’s grand opening in the city. The Folds of Honor is a foundation that gives back to the spouses and children of soldiers killed or disabled in service to our country through scholarships and other assistance. Ashliegh received a Folds of Honor scholarship after her dad passed and is now an ambassador for the organization.
Billboard Magazine covered the event and included this quote from her in their article, “”I’m an Ambassador for Folds of Honor, and I actually met them about three years ago. My dad was killed in action, so it was really hard for me to go through the motions of what was going on. Music was very healing for me. When I was 15, I came here and recorded for the first time. The military was such a big thing for me because it’s so personal. I’m glad to get to do what I do every single day for an organization like this.”” Read the entire Billboard article here.
Download Goodbye on