Leslie Satcher

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Leslie Satcher
Birth name Leslie Winn Satcher
Born 1962
Origin Paris, Texas, USA
Genres Country
Bluegrass
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1989 - present
Labels Warner Bros.
Website http://lesliesatcher.com/

Leslie Winn Satcher was born in 1962 in Paris, Texas. She has recorded two albums of her own and, in addition, she has co-written several singles for such artists as George Strait, Martina McBride, Pam Tillis, Gretchen Wilson, Patty Loveless, and Vince Gill.

Biography and career[edit]

Leslie grew up in her birthplace of Paris, Texas, where she sang in local churches and schools – an experience which she lists as one of her biggest influences.[1] In 1989, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue her dream of being a country music singer, but found a niche writing the songs for which she is most well known — including many by notable country music acts like Patty Loveless, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, and Reba McEntire.[2][3] Pam Tillis reached No. 12 on the country charts in 1998 with Satcher's "I Said a Prayer". In 2002, Martina McBride's performance of her song "When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues" reached No. 8 in the United States, while her 2006 song "Politically Uncorrect", performed by Merle Haggard and Gretchen Wilson, reached No. 23 and was nominated for a Grammy award.[4]

At the same time, her singing career also began to take off, following her signing with Warner Bros. Records, and the release of her first album Love Letters in 2002.[3] This was followed by the independent release of Creation in 2005, which she has been touring to promote.[5] Her work has met with critical acclaim, with the Texas State Legislature calling her:

[Able] to craft songs that capture the ears and hearts of music lovers and honoring her [...] for bringing further acclaim to the illustrious musical reputation of the Lone Star State; and, be it further [..] an expression of high regard by the Texas House of Representatives and Senate.[3]

While USA Today listed her as part of a "groundswell" in traditional country and bluegrass music.[6] Leslie Satcher continues to write and sing, after taking some time off in 2006.[5]

In 2008, two songs she co-wrote with Monty Holmes, "Troubadour" and "House Of Cash" were recorded by George Strait.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
Love Letters
Creation
  • Release date: July 18, 2005
  • Label: Jellan Records

Singles[edit]

Year Single Album
2001 "Love Letters from Old Mexico" Love Letters
"Burn Me Down"
"Ode to Billie Joe"
2002 "Slow Way Home"

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Letters From Leslie". Country Music Television. 2001. Retrieved 2007-06-21. 
  2. ^ Tarradell, Mario (2002-04-26). "This train is bound for glory". Dallas Morning News. 
  3. ^ a b c "H.C.R. No. 106". Texas State Legislature. 2007-02-21. Retrieved 2007-06-21. 
  4. ^ "Students to perform at Country Music Hall of Fame". Country Music Hall of Fame. 2006-04-20. Retrieved 2007-06-21. 
  5. ^ a b Mackay, Jacquie (2006-04-03). "Who writes the songs for the Nashville greats?". ABC. Retrieved 2007-06-21. [dead link]
  6. ^ Mansfield, Brian (2007-07-09). "O country music, where art thou?". USA Today. Retrieved 2007-06-21.