“Maybe it was never love
Baby even if it was
You’d think that it would hurt enough to cry
I never thought I’d watch you leavin
I wonder why it felt so easy
Baby maybe that’s the reason why
It was a goodbye”
Best-case scenario when a relationship ends is having your heart and head in sync as you move forward – exactly where this “upbeat” goodbye and Ashliegh Lisset’s strong vocals take us on her new single “Goodbye” (co-written by Kelsea Ballerini).
“I heard they said that every ending
Is really just a new beginning
It’s always gonna be worth going through
And I’m all right without you
Cause hindsight is a clear view
And it didn’t hurt at all like I thought it was supposed to…no”
“Goodbye” officially releases to country radio markets April 7th. Ashliegh Lisset’s first radio song, “Kill The Headlights,” was co-written by Carrie Underwood. The song was her debut single. 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. The single charted in the Top 30 Hot New Country on Sirius XM for eight weeks and was featured as a Highway Find. Listen to the song here:
Here is what Ashliegh Lisset recently posted on Twitter as to why she recorded “Goodbye” and Kelsea Ballerini’s response.
@AshlieghLisset THIS MADE ME EMOTIONAL. I’m so proud of that song and glad it found such a good home. ??
— Kelsea Ballerini (@KelseaBallerini) March 23, 2017
Ashliegh Lisset’s Story:
“A Soldiers Homecoming – 10 years have come and gone, but one thing remains the same…I’m thankful that God gave me you as my father. Thank you for your service and love for our Country. Sgt. Paul T. Sanchez – KIA 1/14/2007, was laid to rest in our hometown of Irving, Texas. His last request was for me to record music, I hope that I’m making him proud. #AmericanSoldier by Toby Keith his favorite karaoke song was played at his funeral. #MyHero #GodBlessTheUSA”
Sgt. Paul T. Sanchez funeral (video):
Behind The Story:
“When I was 11 years old, my dad Sgt. Paul Timothy Sanchez was killed when he drove over a road side bomb on his second tour of Iraq. The last time I saw my dad we were driving from Texas to Fort Drum, NY. Carrie Underwood’s “Don’t Forget To Remember Me” was playing on the radio and I was singing along to it. Watching me from the rear view mirror he asked me to record the song. I said, “okay” and didn’t think much about it. He deployed a few weeks later and was killed 45 days into his mission. I never got a chance to send him a cd. A few months past and I felt lost. Music was the only thing that gave me peace. I recorded Carrie’s song, and played it at his grave. Mostly for closure. It was that trip to the recording studio where the owner connected me with a woman in town who booked shows and gave lessons. At 15, I came to Nashville and recorded 2 songs. It was here that I realized this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. A few months went by and I turned to music for healing. I began writing about my feelings and have written several songs about him. I recently co-wrote a song with a good friend titled, “Daughter Of An American Hero.” I still get so emotional with this song; it makes it very hard for me to sing it publicly. I hope to overcome that, and one day sing it for dad in honor of his memory. To share my story with others through music and let people know that there is healing after tragedy.”
Ashliegh Lisset is an Ambassador for The Folds of Honor, an organization that provides educational scholarships to families of military men and women who have fallen or been disabled while on active duty in the United States Armed Forces. She is a former scholarship recipient.