Exclusive: Jared Ashley on his “Last Train to Memphis,” being a love child of Alan Jackson & Bob Seger and his debut album

Jared Ashley

Jared Ashley received his first guitar when he was five years old. So, it isn't any wonder that the singer-songwriter has found himself as a steady musician in Music City. With the recent announcement that he's signed with Buddy Lee Attractions for booking representation, Ashley (who is signed to Blaster Records) is poised to usher in the new generation of leading men. His current single "Last Train to Memphis" isn't your typical summer, drinking anthem, which certainly sets him apart from every other guitar-toting musician trying to make it in the fickle music industry.

Nashville Gab had the chance to sit down with the rising star about his debut single, as well as his Nashville Star past and what current artists he's impressed with (and much more).

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Exclusive: Rachel Williams on her college days, ‘Nashville Star’ and her Detroit upbringing

Rachel WilliamsRachel Williams possesses a feisty charm in her music that mixes the power of The Judds with a Motown flavor, only channeled through her Detroit upbringing.

After her stint on Nashville Star, the soulful singer continued making her rounds around the club and bar circuit in Music City. For a time, Rachel also attended college but soon realized that her college was spreading her message in her music. She has since amassed quite a loyal fan base, as she heads into a new era of music (set for release this August).

Nashville Gab had the chance to meet her and talk to her about her upbringing, as well as her upcoming new music, time on TV and her ever-changing hair color.

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Kree Harrison ‘All Cried Out’ – Single Review

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Country music loves an American Idol. From Carrie Underwood,
to Kellie Pickler, to Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina, these are just four of
the biggest names to come out of the American Idol school of fame and music.
Kree, the show’s newest runner-up, is going through that same hovering between
country music stardom and the annals of Bucky Covington/Danny Gokey period, but
she is being tipped for great things left, right and center.

She’s certainly got the pipes to go the distance. Similar
vocally to Carrie Underwood, ‘All Cried Out’ is a showcase for her singing
ability, and it’s immediately clear that she knows how to make her vocals positively
drip with emotion and sincerity. There’s no doubt that Kree is talented and a
hit with the country audience (of course it helps that she’s best buds with
country’s golden girl Kacey Musgraves).

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Chart Roundup – Week of June 8th, 2013

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Florida Georgia Line continue their record-breaking ways, achieving
their 13th week at #1 on Hot Country Songs with ‘Cruise’ (featuring
Nelly). The hit track is also #1 on Country Digital Songs, while the duo’s
second single ‘Get Your Shine On’ drops to #5 on Country Airplay. However,
their 2012 album ‘Here’s To The Good Times’ moves up two places to #5. Darius
Rucker has held onto his #1 spot on Country Airplay for another week with ‘Wagon
Wheel’, moving up to #2 on Hot Country Songs and sticking to #3 on Country
Digital Songs. What’s more, his brand new album ‘True Believers’ comes into Top
Country Albums at a shiny #1, making this a very good week for the Grand Ole
Opry member.

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Chart Roundup – Week of June 1st, 2013

It’s been another good week for Florida Georgia Line as their mega-hit ‘Cruise’ (helped by the recent remix featuring Nelly), is at #1 on Hot Country Songs and Country Digital…

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