NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Rising songstress Lexie Hayden enlists platinum-selling singer-songwriter, Phil Vassar, for a special acoustic performance of her single “Relit Cigarette.” The video, which premiered on American Songwriter, was shot on Vassar’s set for his series Phil Vassar’s Songs from the Cellar now airing on Circle Network. The two songwriters give viewers behind-the-scenes insight to their songwriting process before Vassar joins Hayden for her single.
“I was so happy to play with Lexie on this acoustic performance, shared Vassar. “I love what she did with “Relit Cigarette” and the recent songs she has released. Lexie is an incredible talent and is really hitting her stride as a songwriter.”
Hayden shared with American Songwriter, “Phil Vassar has been an incredible mentor and friend to me since I moved to Nashville. From taking me out on the road in 2017, giving me my first tour bus experience, to bringing me on Songs The Cellar, he has always supported and challenged me in the best ways possible. I feel so lucky to know him and call him a friend.”
“Relit Cigarette” was co-written with Hayden and Derek George (Chase Bryant, Joe Nichols) and is the second single following the release of her debut EP, The Drive. The Virginia-native has amassed more than 500,000 streams and been featured on key playlists like Spotify’s ‘New Boots’ for her recent singles including “ Wish You Would’ve Have Cheated” and “Somewhere Drinking.”
About Lexie Hayden:
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 debut EP, The Drive, immediately drew critical acclaim from outlets such as Whiskey Riff and The Bobby Bones Show for its lyrical story-telling and diversity. Two years later, Hayden is set to release her follow-up EP co-written and produced by co-writer Derek George (Randy Houser, Chase Bryant, Joe Nichols) and Engineer/Producer Julian King (Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Chris Young). The three singles released off the EP gained traction on Spotify and were showcased on various playlists, including “New Music Nashville,” “Fresh Finds,” and “New Boots.”. The music video for the second single,”Relit Cigarette,” grabbed the attention of CMT and premiered on their homepage a week after release.