1. Hello Ashley, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country musician?
Before I began my journey as a country musician, I was living the life of an All-American girl. I loved to go fishing in the panhandle, mudding in the Georgia clay, and cheering on the sidelines every high school football Friday night. I grew up with a hardworking twin sister named Christie Walls and loving parents and a brother who all supported me to chase my dreams.
2. Who are some of your musical icons?
I have a wide variety of musical icons! My icon that mostly reflects my music would be Miranda Lambert. Some other icons I draw inspiration from are Elvis Presley, Adele, Carrie Underwood, The Eagles, and Taylor Swift. I have such a wide variety because I draw from not only the musical sound but also how artists perform.
3. When did you start listening to country music and when did you know you wanted a career in it?
I was listening to country music before I was even born in my Mom’s belly! I knew I wanted to pursue it when I got a toy guitar and fell in love with making up random songs. Then, in high school I recorded my first song and the whole process really spoke to my soul so that’s when I knew I had to go after this crazy dream!
4. What is the background story behind your brand new single “Don’t Drink Me Down?’
“Don’t Drink Me Down,” was written about the feelings right after a breakup with someone you love. The main hook Don’t Drink Me Down is asking your ex to not go off and get drunk just to forget about you and your love together. I hope this ballad can help those dealing with a breakup not feel alone.
5. What are some of your favorite venues or events to play at?
Whew, this is a hard one!! Honestly, the main thing I look for at a venue is the energy of the crowd so any venues that have that always make me a happy girl.
6. What is your recording process when making new music?
I start with the basics, guitar and voice. Next, I take a break and come back to the song later to see if anything should be changed/if I hear anything else. After that I usually test the song out in a crowd to see how fans react and if it is a positive reaction I add it to my list of songs to record in Nashville.
7. Do you have anything else new coming up with your music in 2019?
Yes… y’all get excited because I have FIVE new songs that I still have to release… plus some surprise music videos/covers along the way. 2019 is going to be a great year!
8. What is one of your favorite quotes?
“Empowered Women, Empower Women,” this quote is so important to me because sometimes women are the hardest on other women and this is not OK. We need to support each other and bring each other up instead of down. Love your gal pals!
9. Is there anything else you would like to share?
Just want to thank everyone who has supported me along my journey… it has been such a fun ride and I couldn’t have done it without the support of my fans and family! Also, I encourage you to do what you love… God put you on this Earth for a reason so find your calling and don’t let anyone or anything stop you.