Nation siren and accomplished singer/songwriter Jessi Alexander was created in Jackson, TN, in 1972 and raised simultaneously in Memphis and Georgia (her parents divorced when she was 3). Alexander — called after outlaw nation vocalist/songwriter and wife of Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter — discovered convenience in music instantly, counting on the noises of Motown, bluegrass, nation, and rock and roll & roll to greatly help simplicity her via a difficult home existence. She sang in rings throughout college, ultimately shedding out to go after music full-time, ultimately getting herself in Nashville as an operating backup vocalist and staff article writer for Warner-Chappell. In 2001, following a friend posted a demonstration tape towards the NARAS Grammy Display, Alexander — who got no prior understanding of the distribution — discovered herself an extremely surprised champion, an accomplishment that helped the youthful singer get authorized to Columbia in 2003. Her debut, Honeysuckle Lovely premiered in March 2005.