In a genre that gets knocked for sound alike artists, unique voices and styles always shine the brightest.
That’s exactly what Ashland Craft brings to the table.
Fresh off her debut album Travelin’ Kind, Ashland has been making a name for herself with a few Hardy collaborations, some great unreleased songs and of course the bangers off the album like “Last 20 Dollars” and “Make It Past Georgia”.
While still super young in her career, she’s really got my attention with her powerful, raspy vocals and to the point, no-fluff writing style, not to mention the “can’t tell me shit” attitude ala Ashley McBryde and Loretta Lynn, as a cherry on top.
But for those who may not be sold yet, take a listen to the ultimate introduction.
In June of 2020, Ashland recorded a cover of Shania Twain’s “Any Man Of Mine” for week 3 of her Six String Sessions series and my goodness does she kill it. Adding edge to the classic, new life is breathed into the words and you have to imagine most of what she’s saying is true, even though it’s not her words…
“It’s one of those songs I grew up listening too constantly and influenced a lot of what I wanted to do in country music.”
Safe to say, the influence is strongly felt throughout her young, but very promising career.
Keep crushing it, Ashland. You’ve got a big fan here.