Ashley Tisdale has been busy this year professionally working on new material as well as personally with news of her August engagement to fiancé Christopher French. However, the talented singer and actress also experienced heartache. Tisdale’s new song, You’re Always Here was written in memory of the grandfather she lost earlier this year.
Tisdale explained during a recent interview with On Air With Ryan Seacrest, “With all the amazing stuff that’s happened this year, some moments haven’t been so amazing. I lost my grandfather exactly three months ago and it’s always hard to lose someone. I was inspired to start writing and it was helping me heal and I would go on walks and come home and have written stuff and Chris, who produces music, sat down and produced and we wrote this song together and that’s the song for my grandfather.”
— On Air/Ryan Seacrest (@OnAirWithRyan) December 16, 2013
A portion of the sales from the song will be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
— Ashley Tisdale (@ashleytisdale) December 16, 2013
Tisdale says she knew from the first encounter that Christopher French was the guy for her. “You know, I didn’t [think it’d happen that quickly]. I think I’ve obviously been in long relationships in the past, but I think because of knowing what I wanted, I wouldn’t have gone into a relationship, if it wasn’t what I wanted. And I think from the moment that him and I met, I just knew it. “I was like, ‘OK, this is the guy.’ And he knew the same thing. It was just this feeling that it doesn’t get any better. I can’t explain it! It’s just natural between us. With other relationships, you’re trying too much and trying to make it work and then there’s just a moment when you find somebody and you’re like, ‘Holy s–t! This is so natural.'”[Image Via Wikimedia Commons]