After releasing a tune with Keith City, Kassi Ashton’s profession has began taking off, and he or she dished to us EXCLUSIVELY all in regards to the collaboration, touring with Maren Morris, plans for brand new music and extra!
Kassi Ashton is making her mark on nation music, however earlier than she had even put any music of her personal out, she was featured on a tune referred to as “Drop High” from Keith City’s 2018 album, Graffiti U. Keith personally requested Kassi to sing on the monitor, and it utterly modified the way forward for her profession. “For somebody like that, who’s so gifted in writing, singing and taking part in, to place his stamp on me and assist introduce my title into the group and followers was superb,” she informed HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY after we caught up together with her throughout the CMA Music Pageant. “It was like, ten thousand occasions higher than a blue examine mark on social media. Somebody with an official seal of greatness stated…I believe that is good. That was superb.”
In fact, Kassi has gotten to know Keith a bit since recording with him, and he or she confirmed that he’s probably the most “real individuals” she’s ever met. “He’s an enormous feminine advocate, too, which is superb,” she raved. “He’s precisely the good man you assume he’s.” Subsequent up, Kassi will get to work with one other well-known nation artist — she’s heading on tour with Maren Morris later this yr! “I’m so pumped,” Kassi admitted. “I attempt not to consider it as a result of I get too excited and I can’t even sleep.”
Maren has been bringing out a bunch of rising feminine artists as openers on her GIRL World Tour this yr, as a part of a motion to show that girls in nation music are 100 % supportive of one another, and Kassi is proud to be a part of that. “We get to form of break the principles and make new and higher guidelines,” Kassi defined, of being a feminine within the trade at the moment. “Again within the day, perhaps the ladies had been extra profitable numbers-wise, however they’d extra guidelines to comply with. We’re in a wild west time and I really feel like we are able to simply do something. Let’s simply do no matter we would like, promote it nonetheless we would like, say and sing no matter we would like. We get to set the precedent for what’s to come back.”
In fact, whereas all of those thrilling issues are occurring, Kassi is difficult at work on music of her personal. Forward of CMA Fest, she dropped a brand new tune referred to as “Subject Social gathering” on SoundCloud, and teased that the official launch — together with a music video — is coming quickly. Plus, she has plans for an album behind her thoughts, though there’s different components of the method that she’s specializing in for proper now.
“I’m an album individual,” she informed us. “I do know individuals are shifting away from that, however I nonetheless purchase albums on iTunes and hearken to them within the order the artist supposed. I need to do a undertaking like that — a complete physique of labor. However for now, I’m simply doing tune by tune so followers can get layers of me and study extra. When the time is correct, I’ll do the album.”