Good Afternoon Ashliegh! Thank you so much for talking with Battered and Brewed! What was a typical dinner or family meal like for you growing up in Texas?
Dinner was and is still a big deal in my house. It’s the one time during our day that we gather as a family, catch up, and enjoy the meal my mom prepared for us. A typical dinner in my home has a main course, salad or veggies, and DESSERT! I love dessert!
When and how did your passion for food and music start?
I remember being about 5 years old, helping my grandma in the kitchen and I really enjoyed it! My passion for music started around the age of 4, I was all about Barney and the Little Mermaid!
What does your cooking playlist look like?
I have this country playlist I created that includes the likes of George Strait, Joe Nichols, Carrie Underwood, and more! I like songs that are super catchy, it always sets the vibe for some cooking fun!
Is there an ingredient you are really enjoying cooking with at the moment?
Oh my goodness…It’s a tie between salsa, or lime juice. I can’t live without either, so I tend to add them to everything.
What 3 things can you always find in your home refrigerator?
Coca Cola, salsa, and avocado.
If you had to pick one type of cuisine, what would you say is your favorite?
Right now, Chinese! I obsessed with Lo Mein!
What is your guilty pleasure food?
Do hot Cheetos count as a major food group? Haha! I can’t live without them!
Tell us about one memorable meal you’ve had while touring. What did it involve?
It would have to be Hattie B’s Hot Chicken in Nashville, TN! Memorable because it was the best hot chicken I’ve had and two, my mouth was on fire! I gave my family and band a good laugh.
If you designed your own walking food tour of your favorite city, which restaurants/food sellers would be on your list of places to visit?
New York City has quickly become one of my favorite places, and with so many cultures in a small area, there’s a ton of yummy food to try! My top places would be: Tiny’s Bistro, By Chloe, and Dos Cominos are a few of my favorite must eat places!
What is the craziest thing you have ever eaten?
Fish would definitely be the craziest thing I’ve tried! (You’ll see why in my next answer)
Is there anything you just will not eat?
If you could be on a reality cooking show, what would it be?
Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives! I’m a huge fan.
Your latest single, “Goodbye” was just released. What was your favorite part about recording and writing this song.
My favorite part about recording this song was the fact that I could relate to it. It’s always super important for me to be relatable, and when I heard the demo I knew it had to be my next single. It’s just such a bittersweet kind of goodbye song, and that’s what I love most about it.
You have toured with come pretty big artists. Any more big tour plans coming up?
I have a few shows planned for the summer that I’ll be announcing very soon! I’m super excited to get out there, and start performing again.
Finally for Battered and Brewed, If you could have a drink with one person, who would it be and what would you have?
Definitely Maren Morris, and I’d settle for a cold shiner!
ABOUT ASHLIEGH LISSET:
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 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. Ashliegh is an ambassador for Folds Of Honor organization and often shares her story to help inspire others. It is passion, love, dedication, and hard work that steers her down the road to prosperity, as well as determination to never give up.
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