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Dallas, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

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Established on Jan, 2015
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Ashliegh Lisset knows there aren't many Latinas in country music. But, that hasn't stopped this inspiring young woman from following her country ambitions — while still remaining true to her roots.

This pint-sized powerhouse singer tragically lost her father, Sgt. Paul Timothy Sanchez, at the age of 11. He died in the line of duty during his second tour in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Just before his death, he asked his daughter to record Carrie Underwood's "Don't Forget To Remember Me." She never had the chance to fulfill his request.

As she dealt with her grief, she realized that music helped her heal. She recorded the song, and decided she wanted to pursue a career in country music. In January 2014, she had the chance to record "Kill the Headlights"— a song written by her idol, Carrie Underwood. The song spent eight weeks on The Hot New Country — Top 30.

These days, this Inspiring Latina and Texas native is on the fast track to country stardom. Read more about her journey, her inspirations, and her Latina heritage. - Latina Magazine

"Ashliegh Lisset – “Target On My Heart” Review"

The complaints about mainstream country music always seems to include the fact that there are less and less females today and that the radio needs more of them to add some diversity to the mix. One such female that can make the rise to the mainstream is Texas native Ashliegh Lisset and she is ready to showcase why with her sophomore single “Target On My Heart.” The up-tempo pop country based tune is chalked full of attitude, but also a vulnerability wrapped within’ it. She sings a common tale of a flirtation with the wrong type of guy. Giving the listener (especially the female one) a glimpse of the guy she is talking about, she allows you to visualize him as he is leaning on his truck, wearing a t-shirt, sunglasses, and a tattoo. With his eyes locked on her she uses clever references in her lyrics comparing his flirting to shooting a gun such as “takes his aim, cocks a smile” and “dodging his bullets is like dodging rain.” She clearly knows that this is the type of guy that is the bad boy and is 100% wrong for her, but she also knows that it is the kind of guy that can’t resist and she is going to fall for him only to end up broken hearted. This is a relatable scenario for plenty of woman at the clubs, bars, etc… and is certainly one that will become a hit amongst the females. With the argument presented that more female artists are needed on country radio, Ashliegh Lisset is one that is clearly built for it and is ready to go - One Stop Country


Last August, Ashliegh Lisset released “Kill The Headlights“, a song co-written by Hillary Lindsey, Luke Laird and Carrie Underwood. It is about a couple needing the darkness of the moonlight to show their true feelings for each other. Sparks fly in the lyrics and from her passionate, rich vocals that drive home the message to live in the moment. Her debut single remained in the Top 30 for eight consecutive weeks on Sirius XM’s The Highway.
The singer/songwriter’s world changed in an instant when she was just 11 years old. Sgt. Paul T. Sanchez, her father, died while serving his second tour in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
“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.”
Just days before he died, he suggested she record Carrie Underwood’s “Don’t Forget To Remember Me.” Her family started the Not Forgotten Outreach, to honor Paul by helping disabled veterans and Gold Star families of fallen heroes heal through recreational and/or therapeutic retreats/workshops in Taos, New Mexico. Ashliegh’s newest single, “Target On My Heart“, will be released on July 22 on iTunes. The song will remind you of yet another Carrie tune, “Cowboy Casanova.”
“His finger is on the trigger and the gun is loaded

He’s going to blow it apart
And leave me in pieces
I’ve got a target on my heart
And dodging his bullets
Like dodging the rain
There ain’t no way…”
At this year’s CMA Fest, Ashliegh was announced as the Ambassador of The Folds of Honor Foundation. Fellow country artists Lee Brice, Brantley Gilbert, and Dierks Bentley are also part of the organization. Through scholarships and other assistance, the Foundation gives back to the spouses and children of soldiers killed or disabled in service to our country.
One of Ashliegh’s dreams is to sing with Carrie on the Grand Ole Opry stage. The likelihood of that happening will greatly increase when more and more people hear her Misunderstood EP which includes “Target On My Heart“, along with “Its Okay To Lie”, “Always You, Running With Fire“, and the title track. - Got Country Online

"@AshlieghLisset Releases Sophomore Single “Target on My Heart” (Listen!)"

Ashliegh Lisset came out of the gate almost one year ago with a heavy-hitting debut single, “Kill the Headlights.” For any artist, it is a dream come true to have his/her first song released to iTunes and radio; for Ashliegh, she one-upped that dream and was fortunate enough to have her first release written by her idol, Carrie Underwood. Ashliegh’s debut spent an impressive eight weeks on Sirius XM The Highway’s Top 30, setting the tone for this up and coming artist’s blossoming career.

It comes as no surprise that Ashliegh is back with her next offering, another surefire successful single, “Target on My Heart.” “Target” was written by Phil Barton, Kelly Archer, and Justin Weaver; also known as a Number 1 hit-maker and two renowned Nashville songwriters with jaw-dropping catalogs of artists/tracks. Ashliegh’s single tells the story of the irresistible bad boy who will inevitably break the girl’s heart, and, no matter what she does to try to protect herself from the pain he will undoubtedly cause, she has reached the realization that she can’t escape it.

The track’s introductory instrumentation is jam-packed with attitude, letting listeners know that the next three minutes and twenty seconds are well worth their while. The song contains clever lyrics including “he takes his aim and cocks a smile,” intelligently playing along with the theme of a man setting his sights on a woman’s heart and shooting her with cupid’s arrow, only to run once he has won her over. The powerful chorus goes:

There’s a target on my heart, his finger’s on the trigger and the gun is loaded. He’s gonna blow it apart and leave me in pieces, I just know it. I’m not talkin’ cupid’s arrow, he’s got smoke comin’ off the barrel, and I’m an easy mark, yeah yeah. I’ve got a target on my heart.

Also quite notably is the exceptional instrumental break that takes place during the bridge of the song. An edgy electric guitar run lends to the story, keeping with the theme of the dangerous guy with the “Born to Run” tattoo and a flippantly disposed of cigarette. The track is strategically crafted to tell a tale, using all components from Ashliegh’s strong, stellar vocal performance to the band’s incredible talent. This equation can quite simply be deemed a formula for success.

Make sure to download “Target on My Heart” from iTunes starting today (linked below), and let Sirius XM The Highway know you want to hear Ashliegh Lisset’s new single featured #OnTheHorizon! - CMchat

"Inside Music Row"

Ashliegh Lisset has always enjoyed music, and her father encouraged her to follow her dreams. She never took that advice very seriously until after he was killed in action while serving in the U.S. Army deployed to Iraq. Six months later, music started bringing her world back together…a little at a time. Now this Texas native has released her first single “Kill The Headlights” from her forthcoming EP. We were able to visit with Ashliegh to learn more about her musical journey. - Inside Music Row

"Eleven:11 Promotions Interview"

Ashliegh Lisset is an Independant Singer-Songwriter from Dallas, Texas. From the age of 12, Ashliegh had the dream of becoming an national recording artist. After over coming a tragedy in her family, she quickly realized that it is “Now or Never” to pursue her dreams. Since then, she has been making that dream a reality.

You can check Ashliegh out at her website, follow her on Twitter at @AshlieghLisset, and like her on Facebook at

Ashliegh has released a new single in August 2013 – “Kill the Headlights” .

Click the link above to go to iTunes to purchase her new single!

**The Interview**
1. In your words, who is Ashliegh Lisset?

Ashliegh Lisset: Ashliegh Lisset is a determined and passionate artist who is out to change lives through music.

2. Who or what gave you the inspiration to begin and pursue a career in music?

Ashliegh Lisset: My dad. My father was a Sergeant for the U.S. Army. Before he deployed on his second tour to Iraq, he asked me to mail him a cd of me singing Carrie Underwood’s “Don’t Forget To Remember Me.” He was killed 45 days later and never had the opportunity to hear it. He was a passionate soldier and died doing something he believed in. His passion inspired me to pursue my dream of becoming a country music singer.

3. When you’re not performing, what is your favorite thing to do?
Ashliegh Lisset: Pinning recipes on Pintrest and trying them out.

4. Do you have any pre-performance rituals?

Ashliegh Lisset: Yes… I need quiet time. I internalize the moment and prepare myself mentally for what’s about to happen.

5. What is something you want people to think when they hear “Ashliegh Lisset”?

Ashliegh Lisset: When they hear my name, I want them to think of a girl who overcame tragedy, and when they hear my voice I want them to think of a girl who is passionate about every lyric she sings.

6. What is the most embarrassing song on your iPod?

Ashliegh Lisset: J.J. Fadd’s “Super Sonic.” My mom and I will crank it up in the car and take turns rapping. HIILARIOUS! I personally don’t think it’s embarrassing because I love it. However, my friends and siblings think it is.

7. What is some advice you would give to women who are trying to make it in the music business?

Ashliegh Lisset: My advice is, believe in yourself and don’t give up.

8. If you could perform with anyone, anywhere; who would it be and why?

Ashliegh Lisset: My dream would be to sing with Carrie Underwood on the Grand Ole Opry Stage. She seems so genuine and despite all of her success, she’s remained true to herself.

9. What can we expect from you in the future?

Ashliegh Lisset: A new EP full of songs that I have written.
I’m in the process of recording a new EP and now that I’ve graduated high school, I’ll be performing more.

10. Lastly, is there anything you want to say to your fans reading this?

Ashliegh Lisset: I hope my story will help them overcome obstacles that come their way and inspire them to pursue a dream. I appreciate their love, support and encouragement. Without them, my dream would not be possible. - Eleven:11 Promotions

"Nashville Gab – 10 Random Questions"

Texas native Ashliegh Lisset is one of country music’s up and coming female artists. Not only is she beautiful but she is extremely talented as well. At just 11 years of age Ashliegh lost her father, who died in combat in Iraq. It was then she began to take her music seriously. On August 6, 2013 she released ‘Kill The Headlights’ which was written by Luke Laird, Hillary Lindsey and Carrie Underwood. The single can be heard on Sirius Xm The Highway. Ashliegh Lisset is determined to be one of country music’s leading ladies and due to the amount of attention she’s been receiving it’s only a matter of time.

1. At what age did you know you wanted to pursue music?

I was 15 years old when I decided to pursue music as a career.
2. What artists did you listen to growing up?

George Strait, Reba, Martina Mcbride, Sara Evans, Carrie Underwood and Kenny Chesney.
3. What artists do you currently listen to?

Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eli Young Band, Cole Swindell, David Nail, Dallas Smith, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton & Thomas Rhett are the artists I play the most.
4. If you could duet with any male artist who would you pick?

Jason Aldean
5. Do you have a favorite place to perform?

6. Favorite hang out spot in Nashville?

Gigi’s cupcakes for sure!
7. One food you can’t live without?

8. If your life was a movie, what would the title be?

9. Three words that describe you?

Passionate, caring and determined
10. Any new projects in the works for you? What can we expect from you in 2014?

New music and a possible radio tour
You can follow Ashliegh Lisset via twitter @AshlieghLisset .

For more country music news and updates follow me via twitter @brittwv - Nashville Gab



Ashliegh Lisset, an independent country artist from the great state of Texas, is kind-hearted and cognizant of the impact music has on its listeners. While this talented, young vocalist has always had a love and appreciation for music, she discovered it was her true passion at the time her world unexpectedly shattered around her.

When Ashliegh was eleven years old, her father, who was serving his second tour for Operation Iraqi Freedom, was killed in the line of duty. Just before his untimely death, Ashliegh’s father asked her to record Carrie Underwood’s “Don’t Forget to Remember Me” for him, but Ashliegh never had the opportunity to fulfill her father’s request. The memory of her father resonated with Ashliegh and she recognized that music helped fill the void in her heart and provided her with an incomparable escape. “I found so much comfort in music. It definitely helped me heal during the darkest moments of my life and continues to help me heal, present day. When I’m feeling down, I can write about it and get all the emotions out.”  It was this realization that led Ashliegh to Nashville, Tennessee, where she began her journey as a singer/songwriter.

After a few years of traveling her chosen and fated path, Ashliegh received the call for which she had been waiting and working toward. Ashliegh was offered the opening performance slot for Sony recording artist, Jerrod Niemann. It was this experience, as well as the example set by her inspiration, Carrie Underwood, that solidified for Ashliegh that, as important as it was to have musical triumphs, it was just as critical to remain humble and relatable to fans. By embracing this mentality, Ashliegh has already in her young career generated a supportive following and touched the lives of fans everywhere.

January 22, 2014, Ashliegh experienced what could only be defined as a true full-circle moment. Ashliegh released her first single to radio, “Kill the Headlights,” which was co-written by her idol, Carrie Underwood (and Luke Laird and Hillary Lindsey), whom her father especially adored. The combination of Ashliegh’s gorgeous vocals, the stellar writing of Underwood, Laird, and Lindsey, and a very special guardian angel was foolproof, indeed, as “Kill the Headlights” experienced great success. Not only was this song frequently featured on Sirius XM’s The Highway as a “Highway Find,” but it also spent an impressive eight weeks on The Highway’s Top 30.

Go ahead and kill the headlights – Ashliegh is traveling on a perfectly bright musical path. She continues to push steadfastly toward her dream and is now represented by the William Morris Agency. It is passion, love, dedication, and hard work that steers Ashliegh down the road to prosperity, as well as determination to never give up.

Career Highlights:

More than 107k Spotify streams / 9k iTunes Downloads 

Fox News Nashville

Fox Sports 

Zuus Media

Latina Magazine featured as "Inspiring Latina"

Sirius XM's The Highway / Top 30 for 8 weeks 

Representation by William Morris Endeavor 

CMA Fest 2014 

Mac Makeup Endorsement 

Opener for Jerrord Niemann 

Band Members