Storybook rise of Carolina homemaker to bluegrass star is lifelong dream for Leslie Smith Davis
Leslie Smith Davis has new album with Billboard street date of March 2011. The album “Just Coming Down With Love” features the “Lonesome Dove” vocals of one of Music City’s rising bluegrass stars in country music.
By: Entertainment Headline News Hollywood
Leslie Davis was always singing. Her earliest memories were of her older brother banging on the wall and saying, “Will you be quiet Leslie?.” Leslie had a very normal upbringing with humble beginnings. She had (all older) two brothers and a sister. Her dad was a brick mason and he also farmed tobacco. Leslie's mom worked in a small community store in the middle class city of Taylorsville, North Carolina. “My parents had great values and always put their family first. I am totally committed to my own family and they are so supportive of my music,” Leslie told Entertainment Headline News Hollywood.
Leslie worked in the community store serving up ice cream and sandwiches to the customers. She greeted them with her award winning smile. She still hugs and loves everyone of her fans today. Leslie has never met a stranger. Her parents Sandy & Betty Smith had no idea when they brought Leslie home from Alexander County hospital in Taylorsville that she was going to grow up and become the singer that she is today. Leslie spent a lot of time singing in her local Center United Methodist church, traveled with her aunt and sister as the Smith Trio and competed in 4-H, talent contests and graduated from Alexander Central High School. But deep inside her heart, there was always this burning passion to sing commercially.
It was her voice that people noticed almost from the time she entered Hiddenite Elementary School. Leslie has the kind of voice that makes people feel good all the way down to their toes. Her singing electrifies something deep inside your soul. You only have to listen to her version of “Blue Roses” and there's that incredible rush that you get from people who have star quality voices. The mother of two children often confides that the support of her husband Michael, her children Riley (14 year old son) and her son Kelly (8 years old) are the people who have stood behind her as she has recorded and pursued her music career. "My family and fans have always been there for me," Leslie said to our reporter.
Growing up, Leslie was always listening to the music of Barbara Mandrell, John Denver, the Judds, and Reba. Today she is a big fan of Faith Hill, George Strait, Alison Krauss and Carrie Underwood. She credits her performance to the main stream involvement of her family in today’s great bluegrass revival all across the world. Leslie’
"Leslie has recorded some of the great original songs on her album including a special arrangement of the Emmy award winning Lonesome Dove theme Blue Roses." No one could have sung these songs with the power, the emotion and passion that Leslie Davis brings to the studio. Leslie Smith Davis has completed one of the most intense and emotional album projects to ever come out of the studios in Nashville. Her respect for the great western movie classics and their place in country music gives her a future place in country music history . The 6 hour mini-series starring Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover, Robert Urich and Diane Lane revitalized a movie culture. Lonesome Dove was nominated for 18 Emmy awards. The music of Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove has never been done by anyone like Leslie Smith Davis, according to the online Billboard music critics. "This album will give Ms. Davis a place in music history." according to Jason Graham (Sr. Music Editor) from the Go.com Disney web site.
It takes a great team of people, a great record label and many great opportunities to get the chance to record in Nashville with some of the most famous musicians in history. Leslie’
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