If you haven’t heard of Ashland Craft yet, you’re missin’ out.
She just released her debut album, Travelin’ Kind, a few weeks ago and it’s already one of my favorites from this year so far.
And, one of the songs off the tracklist I’ve had on repeat is an upbeat 90’s country-esque, honky-tonkin’ jam called “Last 20 Dollars” that she wrote alongside producer Jonathan Singleton and Wyatt Durrette.
It definitely reminds me a little bit of some of Miranda Lambert’s older stuff, and I love the playful lyrics combined with Ashland’s raspy voice and sassy delivery.
Like I’ve said before, if there’s a stone cold country song that exists about a no-good man I can scream-sing at the top of my lungs while driving down the highway with my windows down, I’m gonna love it.
Check out some of the hilarious lyrics:
“Well, I just spent my last twenty dollars
On a top shelf, go to hell, double shot swallow
And a goodbye, have a good life pack of smokes
Yeah, all my plastic’s maxed to the limit
Buyin’ that piece of shit a one-way ticket
So here’s to the lettin’ gos and goin’ broke”
I mean, some breakups are easy, some are kinda neutral where you just sort of drift apart until one of you finally realizes you probably just shouldn’t be together, and some are downright ugly and you hope you literally never have to see the other person ever again in your life.
Not that I would know or anything…
But, this song is a super fun take on the latter concept that I can’t get enough of. The whole thing sounds like a good ass Friday night at your local honky tonk taking shots of tequila till the cows come home with your girlfriends… which we all know are the best kind of nights.
She also did a cool series called the Rockin’ Lil’ Band Sessions with some of the new tracks, and this was one of the songs that was featured.
If it doesn’t make you wanna do all the stuff she mentioned in the chorus (whether you’re in a relationship or not), I don’t know what to tell ya:
And the studio version: