Cherish Lee Shines Light On The Overdose Epidemic With New Single
Following the success of, "Tequila Cowgirl", Cherish Lee is back with the heartfelt and personal ballad, Ones You Leave Behind. This emotional tune delves into the long-lasting ramifications of drug use and the pain of losing a loved one while life continues around you. The official music video exclusively premiered on TheBoot.com this morning. "Ones You Leave Behind" is available on iTunes, Spotify, and all digital retailers.
The song strikes a chord with every person who has ever lost a loved one - especially to the growing drug overdose epidemic. Cherish's soothing yet powerful vocals capture a hopeful sadness accompanied by soft and elegant instrumentation. The music video, produced by Cherish Lee and directed by Stacia Crawford was shot at downtown Nashville's 506 Lofts providing a beautiful backdrop to the intimate song. It features Cherish's young son, Reese Witherspoon's niece, Draper and Coley Jamison portraying her beloved brother, Johnny. The storyline offers a glimpse into Cherish's personal battle with tragedy coupled with lighthearted, tender moments.
"Ones You Leave Behind is a glance into one of those breathtaking moments where everything continues while you're standing there holding the heaviness of loss. Every time I perform this song people come up to me and hug me saying they're going through the same thing or crying because they've lost someone...," Cherish says, "This song is for everyone that have been affected by the devastating drug epidemic, and most of all it's for my love, my light, my Brother Bear, Johnny Lee II. Hopefully 'Ones You Leave Behind' helps people to take a step forward in their new lives without that person they love so much."
To view the official music video for "Ones You Leave Behind" on The Boot click here.
Cherish's brother, Johnny, passed away in 2014 due to a heroin overdose. Ever since, Cherish has used her platform to advocate for the removal of this devastating drug, along with countless others, from the streets. Through one voice, she hopes to unite everyone in the fight against the drug epidemic quickly claiming our communities and homes. If you or someone you know is struggling, please reach out to the 24-hour DrugFree hotline to speak with a specialist: (800) 420-9064. #AlwaysRemember #NoMoreHeroin #NoMoreOverdoses
About Cherish Lee: Daughter of entertainment icons, Johnny Lee (Urban Cowboy's "Lookin' for Love") and Charlene Tilton (Lucy Ewing on hit TV show "DALLAS"), Cherish has been around the limelight her entire life. Her father helped to open many doors in country music - taking her on the road, performing at the infamous Ryman Auditorium and The Grand Ole Opry. However upon moving to Nashville, this Los Angeles native has solidified her own name in Music City. It was here that she wrote and recorded her album "Tequila Cowgirl" which landed her a sponsorship with the luxuriously crafted G4 Tequila. Nashville has also provided her the opportunity to perform at renowned festivals such as CMA Music Festival and Tin Pan South Songwriter's Festival as well as legendary songwriter spots like the Bluebird Café. She continues to capture fans across the country with honest and powerful storytelling and the blend of her classic country roots with a little rock 'n' roll edge.
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