Sonia Lehigh releases "Put it in Your Pocket"
Sonia Leigh continues her explosion onto the Nashville music scene with the release of her newest single, "Put it in Your Pocket." The tune bowed on Sirius XM Radio, 59, The Highway on July 1, 2014.
The aforementioned song is Leigh's way of driving fans into the very heart of summer time fun, friends and living life in the moment. It is her third official single, and first since 2012, following "Bar" and "My Name is Money."
Sure, Leigh might not exactly be burning up the charts with her own hits, but she continues captivating Nashville audiences with her brand of 'female attitude modern country.' She has played a string of dates this summer, with more yet to come. Stops included a July 15th date at The Listening Room in Nashville (where she played with songwriters/performers Phil Barton, Brooke Eden and Brett Young), and others are on the horizon.
Leigh has upcoming dates August 2nd at the Roswell Amphitheater, August 21st at Eddie's Attic in Decatur, Georgia and October 18th at The Red Clay Theatre in Duluth, Ga.
Lehigh began a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new album back in the fall. With a goal of $25,000, the project was successfully funded on November 7, 2013 by 283 who pledged a total of $25,981. There has been no official word on when the album will be released, though initial estimates on the Kickstarter page said she hoped to have digital downloads available by the spring.
She opened for the Coal Miner's Daughter (Created May 22, 2013)
How's this for a story of a young girl turned country star? Little Sonia Leigh, just five years old, would have a chance encounter with the incomparable Loretta Lynn at an Alabama concert. Close to 30 years later Leigh would open for the "Coal Miner's Daughter," in the process winning over the audience and fans around the world with her vocal delivery and raw, honest lyrics.
That story, from start to finish, has so much in between that truly defines Sonia Leigh. From the divorce of her parents when she was young, to leaving home at the age of 17 with nothing more than fifty bucks, a garbage bag full of clothes and a guitar, Leigh was determined to make it on her own. She took three jobs, joined a band and came out the other side with her eventual 1998 debut, "Remember Me." Since that time, she has performed extensively as a solo artist, headliner and a supporting act for big names like The Marshall Tucker Band, Jason Mraz and the Zac Brown Band.
In fact, it was Leigh's 2007 release "Run or Surrender" that was produced by John Hopkins of the Zac Brown Band. She is currently signed to Zac Brown's record label, Southern Ground. Her very first album under that label, "1978 December," was released on September 27, 2011. The first single was the country-rocking "My Name is Money," with other highlights including the sing-along "Bar," and the soulful "I Just Might."
Leigh is on the road right now as part of the People's Fest Benefit with Marc Broussard. Upcoming stops for 2013 include 12th & Porter in Nashville on June 6th, and Central Park at Atlantic Station in Atlanta on June 22nd.
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