Texas native Ashliegh Lisset began singing before she could talk; however, it wasn’t until her father was killed in the line of duty during his second tour of Operation Iraqi Freedom that she set her sights on a musical career.
Ashliegh’s father was a Carrie Underwood fan, and the final request he made from his pre-teen daughter was that she record “Don’t Forget to Remember Me” off Carrie’s debut album Some Hearts. Though Ashliegh was unable to provide her dad with the recording before his untimely death, she made sure to perform it at his grave as a way to pay tribute to him and honor his wish.
Years down the road, in a true full circle moment, Ashliegh was presented with a song, “Kill the Headlights,” receiving notification that a co-writer on the track was the female artist who created an unforgettable bond between Ashliegh and her father — Carrie Underwood. Ashliegh recorded the song and released it independently, experiencing her first taste of XM radio success, as her debut remained on The Highway’s Hot 45 countdown for eight consecutive weeks.
Along with introducing her music to country fans, Ashliegh also opened the eyes of those behind the organization Folds of Honor. Now, the young artist serves as an ambassador for the program whose mission is:
to . . . provid[e] annual educational scholarships to the military families of those who have been killed or disabled while in active duty. These help support private education tuition, tutoring and educational summer camps for children K-12, as well as higher education tuition assistance for spouses and children. Since its founding in 2007, the organization is proud to have awarded over 7,500 scholarships, including over 2,000 in 2014 alone.
As an ambassador for Folds of Honor, Ashliegh has frequented events, supplying her vocals to perform the National Anthem; a role she will fulfill again on June 27th in Chicago. She also works in conjunction with other artists who have lent their names to the organization (i.e. Lee Brice), supporting their missions as they relate to Folds of Honor through use of her popular and ever-growing social media platforms.
Ashliegh Lisset’s new single is just around the corner and we can’t wait to share some big news with you regarding the release. Until then, make sure to follow Ashliegh on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and her website.
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