Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Leigh Nash (Sixpence None the Richer) Releases New Single 'Don’t Get Me Wrong'

I’m a lifelong fan of the Pretenders. Chrissie Hynde is pretty much the greatest female pop rock vocalist ever, in my book. And “Don’t Get Me Wrong” always had my full adoration as well. It’s a perfect pop song. The title also completely goes with my personality. One sentence out of my mouth and I’m inevitably saying “don’t get me wrong” - hands flying, trying to explain... I also thought it would be a good bridge to the new music I’ve been writing and will release soon”!

Growing up in the Texas Hill Country of New Braunfels, Leigh Nash officially started her music career singing country music and learning old country songs on the guitar when she was just 12 years old.

With a desire to be on the stage, she started calling clubs on her own to book herself to perform.

Before long, the young teen was singing Loretta Lynn and Tanya Tucker songs, such as "You Ain’t Woman Enough to Take My Man" and "Texas When I Die,” on open mic Sunday nights while being backed by a middle-aged band of town locals.

It was in the early 90’s when she met guitarist and songwriter Matt Slocum and together they formed the band Sixpence None The Richer, a famed pop group that went on to win numerous awards and accolades, including two GRAMMY® Award nominations.

In their career, Sixpence None The Richer recorded four full-length albums. Their debut, which released when Nash was just 16, was 1994’s critically acclaimed LP The Fatherless & The Widow. In the years that followed, the band released numerous timeless songs and huge radio hits, from the GRAMMY-nominated “Kiss Me” to “There She Goes,” among many others.

Leigh Nash also recorded the song "Need to Be Next to You,” written by famed songwriter Diane Warren, for the 2000 movie Bounce, which became Nash's first solo single. She also made guest appearances on albums from bands such as Los Straightjackets and Delerium. Nash eventually pursued a solo career and debuted her first album, Blue On Blue, in 2006 (One Son/ Nettwerk).

She also became a member of Fauxliage and Movement Nashville.

Today, Nash is based in Nashville working as a touring solo artist and songwriter, and she continues to tour with Sixpence None The Richer. She is currently recording a new album, which is slated to release later this year.

GRAMMY Award nominations:

• 42nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1999)
o Best Pop Performance By A Duo or Group With Vocal for “Kiss Me”
• 41st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1998)
o Best Rock Gospel Album, for Sixpence None The Richer


• The State I’m In (2015)
• Hymns and Sacred Songs (2011)
• Fauxliage (collaboration with Delerium) - (2007)
• Blue On Blue (2006)

Sixpence None The Richer:

• Lost In Transition (2012)
• The Dawn of Grace (2010)
• Divine Discontent (2002)
• Sixpence None The Richer (1998)
• The Best of Sixpence None The Richer (1997)
• Tickets for a Prayer Wheel (EP) (1996)
• This Beautiful Mess (1995)
• The Fatherless and the Widow (1994)

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