NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lexie Hayden releases “a sultry twist on a classic country drinking song” (Taste of Country / Sterling Whitaker) with her new single “Tequila For Two.” The release follows Hayden’s run as a contestant on MTV’s competition series “Becoming a Popstar” with celebrity judges Joe Jonas, Becky G and Sean Bankhead. 

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Hayden co-wrote “Tequila For Two” with her producer, Derek George and Monty Criswell. Taste of Country exclusively premiered a ‘First Listen’ to the track. Hayden sharing, “The song is super fun and sexy, showing off a different side to my music! It has a live, full band feel to it. I write a lot of emotional songs, so this one I’m super excited about because I think it’s going to make people want to dance.”

Chasing that high that I’d get
When I used to kiss the lime off your lips
Every round, every sip
Gets me drowning in you
And this cold Cuervo Blue
Drunk again at a table for one
Drinking tequila for two

The Virginia native was a featured guest on the Bobby Bones Show March 31 to chat about “Becoming a Popstar.” To hear her interview, click HERE.  

Hayden is a fast-rising singer-songwriter with songs like “Pretty Damn Close” and “You Heard Right.” The Virginia-native’s songs “Sad Songs” and “Somewhere Drinking” from her 2020 EP were selected for the Women of iHeartCountry radio show that aired on all 150+ iHeartCountry stations across the US. In 2020 Hayden also appeared on Phil Vassar’s series on Circle, “Phil Vassar’s Songs from the Cellar,” joining multi-platinum selling Vassar to perform her song “Relit Cigarette.” Recently, Hayden is a co-writer on Priscilla Block’s “My Bar” which premiered on country radio in January 2022 and is currently climbing the charts.

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Drawing inspiration from all corners of country music—ranging from royalty like Dolly Parton and The Dixie Chicks, to younger trailblazers such as Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, and Brothers Osborne—Virginia-born singer-songwriter Lexie Hayden has always sought to tap one particular attribute that these influences embody to her: honesty. Hayden’s EP, ‘You Heard Right,’ produced by co-writer Derek George (Randy Houser, Chase Bryant, Joe Nichols) and Engineer/Producer Julian King (Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Chris Young), immediately drew critical acclaim from outlets such as the Bobby Bones Show and Worlds of Country. The seven songs released off the EP gained traction on Spotify and Apple Music, showcased on various playlists, including “New Music Nashville,” “Fresh Finds,” “New Boots,” “Country Risers” “New in Country” and “CMT Next Women of Country.” Between both Apple Music and Spotify, Hayden’s music has garnered over two million total streams. Amy Brown from the Bobby Bones Show selected singles “Sad Songs” and “Somewhere Drinking”from the EP for their Women of iHeartCountry segment that aired on all 150+ iHeartCountry stations across the US. In 2021, Hayden released three new singles, “Another Friend,” “Take Me Home” and “Pretty Damn Close.”The three songs were featured on numerous Spotify playlists such as “New Music Nashville,” “Fresh Finds” and “Young Nashville,” while “Take Me Home” sparked a trend on TikTok with over 600 users making videos to the song. “Take Me Home” and “Pretty Damn Close” then went on to be featured on the Women of iHeartCountry show, making a national radio debut for Hayden’s songs once again. Besides being an artist, Hayden prides herself on being a songwriter as well. She co-wrote Priscilla Block’s latest single, “My Bar,” that went to country radio in January 2022. The song marks Hayden’s first song to be officially released to country radio as a single.