Drawing inspiration from all corners of country music—ranging from royalty like Dolly Parton and The Dixie Chicks, to younger trailblazers such as Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, and Brothers Osborne—Virginia-born singer-songwriter Lexie Hayden has always sought to tap one particular attribute that these influences embody to her: honesty.
Hayden's brand new EP, 'You Heard Right,' produced by co-writer Derek George (Randy Houser, Chase Bryant, Joe Nichols) and Engineer/Producer Julian King (Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Chris Young), immediately drew critical acclaim from outlets such as the Bobby Bones Show and Worlds of Country. The seven songs released off the EP gained traction on Spotify and Apple Music, showcased on various playlists, including "New Music Nashville," "Fresh Finds," "New Boots," "Country Risers" "New in Country" and "CMT Next Women of Country." Between both Apple Music and Spotify, Hayden's music has garnered over a million total streams.
Hayden's song "Relit Cigarette" grabbed the attention of country music legend Phil Vassar and she was featured on an episode of his show, "Songs From The Cellar,"(The Circle Network) performing the song live with him. The music video for "Relit Cigarette" premiered on CMT's homepage a week after the release.
Amy Brown from the Bobby Bones Show selected singles "Sad Songs" and "Somewhere Drinking" for their Women of iHeartCountry segment that aired on all 150+ iHeartCountry stations across the US.