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INDEPENDENT LABEL LEO33 SIGNS RISING COUNTRY STAR ASHLAND CRAFT


First row (L-R): Leo33’s Katie Dean and Natalie Osborne, Ashland Craft, Leo33’s Daniel Lee; Second row (L-R): Leo33’s Tracy Gibson, Chris Fabiani, Dusty Cantrell, Soar Entertainment’s Carrie Lelwica, Leo33’s Meg Goggins; Photo Credit: Taylor Jones


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Leo33, an innovative independent record label at the forefront of redefining the music landscape, proudly announces singer-songwriter, Ashland Craft, as the latest addition to its impressive artist roster. Known for her gritty, soul-infused vocals and authentic country style, Ashland joins Leo33’s lineup of talented artists which includes hot, new up-and-comer, Zach Top and rising star, Jenna Paulette.


Ashland Craft introduced her unique brand of country music with her debut album, Travelin’ Kind. As a member of CMT’s Next Women of Country and one of Pandora’s Country Artists to Watch, Craft has been recognized for her undeniable star quality. American Songwriter has declared, “there’s a new country badass in town, and her name is Ashland Craft,” praising her as an artist with “star quality flying out of her boots.” Nashville Lifestyles adds, “with equal parts sass and strength, she’s poised to be a major voice.”


“I am beyond excited to join the Leo33 family,” says Ashland Craft. “This label understands my vision and supports my creative journey. I can’t wait to continue to create and share new music with the help of this amazing team!”


Katie Dean, Head of Leo33, adds, “Ashland Craft is an extraordinary talent with a unique sound that stands out in today’s country music landscape. We are thrilled to welcome her to the Leo33 family and look forward to supporting her as she reaches new heights in her career.” 


Ashland’s journey in the country music scene has been marked by standout performances and collaborations. She was recently invited by country music superstar Cody Johnson to make her Grand Ole Opry debut on July 23. Ashland has also been featured on Hardy’s HIXTAPE: VOL. 2 with Brothers Osborne on the track “I Smoke Weed,” and has supported other major tours for artists like Cody Johnson, Ashley McBryde, Zac Brown Band, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Marcus King and Ian Munsick. Ashland is represented by The Neal Agency for worldwide bookings. She recently wrapped the Damascus Acoustic Tour with Elvie Shane and is jumping into festival season off the heels of CMA Fest. This summer, Ashland will continue to make main stage appearances at festivals including Summerfest, Watershed Music Festival, Field & Stream Festival, and more. 


Ashland’s musical influences range from Def Leppard and Chris Stapleton to Bonnie Raitt, The Chicks and Sheryl Crow, which is evident in her distinctive honkey-tonk spirit that she discovered while performing at bars in her South Carolina hometown. 


Craft’s recent releases showcase her powerful voice and unique blend of country music. They include the viral TikTok song and single “Hooker,” co-written by Corey Wagar Groan and Emily Otteson, which debuted on SiriusXM The Highway, “Night Owl,” co-written with Lainey Wilson and Shane Minor, and her latest track, “Wrong Kind of Keepin' Me Up" co-written by Jordan Dozzi, Rocky Block and Blake Pendergrass. These tracks highlight her growth as an artist and her ability to resonate with a wide audience. Listen to “Wrong Kind of Keepin’ Me Up” HERE


Ashland’s signing with Leo33 marks an exciting new chapter in her career. With a voice full of South Carolina grit and an ever-growing touring resume, Ashland is poised to continue to make a significant impact on the country music scene and beyond.

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