Cherish Lee is quickly becoming known as country music’s “rebel with a heart of gold”! She’s not only an artist, but an honest and maternal figure to all those that are beat down and in need of love. In fact Cherish was feeding her son Wyatt while we interviewed her. An artist who writes to paint a picture, her songs are relatable and have the ability to be enjoyed by all. With the belief that one should not have to pay an arm and a leg in order to share what they love with the world, Cherish self funded her latest album stating “I refuse to pay money to make it on the ‘music charts!’ I want it to happen, because I worked my ass off, and people actually want to hear my songs! What happened to passion, storytelling, rebels with a cause, and music that had its merits in how damn good it was, and how it made you feel? Our forefathers in music would be ashamed of us.” As a result Lee’s album cost less than $1,500 to record, reminiscent of Nirvana’s first album, “Bleach”, which cost $600.
Lee’s first-time producer, Nate Wedan, quickly found the heartbeat of the album and added his own spectacular flair to it. Cherish says “I wanted to have the people on this album, who made my heart skip a beat when I saw them live, and that’s what I did. I couldn’t have made the album without the people I’ve been blessed to co-write with, all the badass musicians that worked on it and Wedan. I was respectfully allowed to be the artist, and most importantly, a mother. Nobody flinched at Wyatt coming into the studio with me, and in many of the sessions, I’d be holding him while cutting vocals!”
Cherish has quickly gained her own recognition as a singer and songwriter. This October 2017, Lee is releasing her first single Tequila Cowgirl, along with her music video debut.
Tequila Cowgirl is about an all American girl who knows right from wrong and lives by that. The song has an intimate, nostalgic feel to it with a healthy dose of country music.
The full album, Tequila Cowgirl, is scheduled for release in January 2018 and as for the future Cherish can't wait to get back into the studio and continue telling us her story.
I am currently a student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles as a marketing major. Upon realizing that I wanted to change the way people perceive country music and to help women have a voice, I began Next Women of Country in 2015 promoting new female artists and sharing their stories with the world. You can find me via Instagram @nicolemmarchesi or contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org