Like most of you reading this, i’m sure you like to hear of an artist who has worked relentlessly to pursue her dream.
This is definitely the case when it comes to Pennsylvanian born Ashley Puckett, who started performing at a young age at local events and vocal competitions, which progressed to open mic nights and shows in bars and clubs.
Influenced by some incredible female country artists (LeeAnn Womack, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood included) she began songwriting aged sixteen and at last her dreams are becoming reality with her debut album “Never Say Never” due for release later this year on MTS Records, tour dates to follow. Recorded at Pennsylvania’s Tonic Studios, it sees her working with singer/songwriter Bryan Cole who has produced the album and lead sound engineer Doug Kaspar. The album features some fabulous trad country instrumentation (including banjo courtesy of John Willis and Mike Johnson on steel guitar) which are evident on the lead single “Medicine” which is out now and tells of the healing power of her love interest.
To quote Ashley, “I’ve never given up on where I wanted to be ( in the music industry) However, when life pulls you in so many different directions, sometimes it takes you off guard, and it becomes easy to lose sight. I believe everything happens for a reason, and although I feel I’m always in the wrong place at the wrong time somehow that led me to the right place at the right time” .
Find out more at ashleypuckett.com which includes links to her socials (currently FB and Instagram)
Article written by Lesley Hastings (twitter.com/lesleyhastings)