Jessica Leigh Alexander (born November 18, 1976) is an American country music artist and songwriter.

Jessi Alexander
Birth nameJessica Leigh Alexander
Born (1976-11-18) November 18, 1976 (age 47)
OriginJackson, Tennessee
Instrument(s)Guitar, vocals
Years active2004—present
Spouse(s)Jon Randall

Biography edit

She has had her songs recorded by Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood and Little Big Town.[1] She also launched her own recording career in 2004. Two of her songs charted on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, and Columbia Records released her debut album, Honeysuckle Sweet, on March 1, 2005.[2]

In 2006, she was dropped from the label, shortly after marrying Jon Randall.[3]

Alexander co-wrote Miley Cyrus' single "The Climb", for the 2009 film Hannah Montana: The Movie and the Hannah Montana song "I'll Always Remember You" from the Hannah Montana Forever soundtrack. She also co-wrote Lee Brice's 2012 single "I Drive Your Truck", and Blake Shelton's "Drink on It", "Mine Would Be You" and "Turnin' Me On".

In 2021, Jessi was featured on "That Was Us" from the album 'Behind the Bar' by Riley Green.

Discography edit

Albums edit

Title Album details
Honeysuckle Sweet
Down Home
  • Release date: April 1, 2014
  • Label: Lonesome Vinyl
Decatur County Red
  • Release date: March 27, 2020
  • Label: Lost Creek

Singles edit

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
2004 "Honeysuckle Sweet" 52 Honeysuckle Sweet
"Make Me Stay or Make Me Go" 57
2005 "Canyon Prayer"
2020 "Mama Drank" Decatur County Red
"I Should Probably Go Now"
"Decatur County Red"
"River" TBD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other Charting Songs edit

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
2021 "That Was Us" with Riley Green - Behind The Bar
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos edit

Year Video Director
2004 "Honeysuckle Sweet" Roger Pistole
2005 "Canyon Prayer" Kristin Barlowe

Singles written by Alexander edit

Year Title Artist(s)
2004 "I Wanna Believe" Patty Loveless
2009 "The Climb" Miley Cyrus
2011 "When Love Gets a Hold of You" Reba McEntire
2012 "Drink on It" Blake Shelton
"I Drive Your Truck" Lee Brice
2013 "Mine Would Be You" Blake Shelton
2014 "Song About a Girl" Eric Paslay
"PrizeFighter" Trisha Yearwood feat. Kelly Clarkson
2015 "Winning Streak" Ashley Monroe
"If Love Was Fair"
"If the Devil Don't Want Me"
"I'm Good at Leavin'"
2016 "Savior's Shadow" Blake Shelton
"The Way I Talk"[4] Morgan Wallen
2018 "Turnin' Me On" Blake Shelton
2020 "Young Enough" Brett Kissel
"Like a Man" Dallas Smith
2021 "Never Say Never" Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson
"Sunrise Tells the Story" Midland

Awards and nominations edit

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2013 Country Music Association Song of the Year "I Drive Your Truck" Won
Grammy Awards Best Country Song Nominated
"Mine Would Be You" Nominated
Academy of Country Music Awards Song of the Year Nominated
"I Drive Your Truck" Won

References edit

  1. ^ allmusic ((( Jessi Alexander > Songs > Songs Composed By )))
  2. ^ - Artist Chart History - Jessi Alexander
  3. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (2006-07-08). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. {{cite book}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  4. ^ "Morgan Wallen's Debut, 'The Way I Talk,' Riffs on Accents". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-02-07.