On June 14, Sonia Leigh’s first single hit iTunes. A short time after, I started hearing it on local country radio. The song is called “My Name is Money.” Sonia is recording on Zac Brown’s new label, Southern Ground Records.
Sonia’s CD, “1978 December” will be out on Aug. 30, 2011. She has 10 songs on her debut CD, and my favorites are “Ain’t Dead Yet,” “December 1978,” “Roaming,”" (which features Zac Brown), and “Virginia”.
I enjoyed the CD, some songs more than others – Sonia is definitely talented, and I think she’s going to do well. I have to admit that I don’t care for “My Name is Money” as much as everyone else seems to. But the CD is great, and I am already looking forward to her next single.
Here’s a little piece of her lengthy (and very interesting) bio: “I’m nothing without all the people who have been there for me,” Leigh notes. “I’ve got keys to just about everybody’s apartment in Atlanta because I’ve slept on everybody’s couch. But I’ve kept at it, because I really do truly feel that this was the calling on my life. I always knew this was what I wanted to do.”
That sense of destiny has always been important for Leigh. She left home at age 17 to pursue her dream. “When I left home I had fifty bucks, a garbage bag full of clothes and my guitar,” she recalls. “And that’s it.”
Sonia has a list of upcoming shows on her web pate. She has opened previously for Loretta Lynn, Zac Brown, and many other artists. I’m hoping her schedule will include Northeast Tennessee sometime in the near future.
If you haven’t heard Sonia’s new single on your favorite country station, you might want to call and request it. Be sure to visit her web page, too, and read that great bio.
I’ll talk to you all later. Hope you guys have a great Sunday.