November 17, 2023 – Austin, TX
East Texas-born singer-songwriter Leslie Leigh is set to spread holiday cheer with the release of her debut album, “The Joy of Christmas,” on November 17th. The album promises to be a soulful celebration of the season, featuring Leslie’s enchanting voice and two original compositions.
What makes this album truly special is Leslie’s personal journey, which she brings to life through her music. After living overseas in Belize and Nicaragua for the past five years, Leslie returned to her roots with a mission to create a Christmas album that captures the essence of joy and the importance of living in the moment. The entire project is a declaration that you’re never too old to pursue your dreams and try something new.
“The Joy of Christmas” is more than just a musical offering. It’s Leslie’s heartfelt gift to her mother, a Texas homecoming crafted to share a special moment, in hopes that it will bring peace and joy to her mom as she battles a rare cancer. The album is a testament to Leslie’s journey, not only across borders but through life’s challenges and triumphs.
Leslie Leigh, known for her inspiring “Joy Follower” brand, encourages others to find joy in every moment and embrace the things that truly matter. The album celebrates this philosophy, delivering a message of love, resilience, and the beauty of shared moments.
In a unique twist, Leslie recorded the album in Nicaragua over the past six months, infusing it with the warmth of the Central American culture. The international touch adds an extra layer of richness to the traditional holiday tunes and original compositions. Embarking on this musical journey and joining forces with her esteemed dream team, Leslie Leigh proudly features her producer, Mario Sacasa, and her engineer, Victor Marin, both renowned figures in the vibrant Nicaraguan music community, as they contribute their exceptional talents to the creation of “The Joy of Christmas” album.
About Leslie Leigh
Leslie Leigh is a singer, songwriter, and the founder of “The Joy Follower” brand. A born and raised Texas girl, Leslie was born in Tyler, Texas but her home was in Pittsburg, Texas as a little girl. She then called Sulphur Springs, Texas home through high school before making her way to Waco, Texas to attend Baylor University. She has lived in Dallas, San Antonio and Austin area as well. Leslie has also called Nashville, TN, Belize and Nicaragua home before returning to Texas. With her debut album, “The Joy of Christmas,” Leslie shares a heartfelt musical journey inspired by her diverse experiences.