Today, we sat down with Ashlyn Marie to talk her start in music, funny studio stories and much more. Be sure to pre save her newest track below on Spotify after the interview!
How did you get your start in music?
I come from a family of musicians. Growing up I was put in church from a very young age and surrounded by music 24/7. My dad was a drummer, my grandmother is a piano teacher, my grandpa is an Elvis impersonator (still performing at 70 years old!), the list goes on. I would always tag along at Papa’s shows and watch him perform. We would sing together in the garage for hours. I knew I wanted to be a singer the first time he let me sing on stage!
What type of music did you listened to while growing up?
I was so fortunate to have exposure to a huge variety of genres from a young age. Whether it was gospel music at church, oldies or Elvis music at my Papa’s shows, I loved it all! My Dad listened to a lot of R&B when I was growing up, and he introduced me to the pop divas that I have idolized my whole life- Mariah, Whitney, Celine, all the greats. My dad’s house was a Christian household, so my music was pretty sheltered for the most part. Around 10 years old I got an iPod touch and downloaded the Bing Music app (it doesn’t exist anymore) and I would go to sleep every night listening to the Top 100 songs of every year. I think that played a big role in my songwriting today.
What are some fun stories you can share while you’re in the studio making music?
I have kept a stuffed lamb since I was a baby and I bring her in the studio with me every time I perform. I guess you could say I am a kid at heart.
What is the latest song or album you can share with us?
Blindhorse Blues is my first solo single and I am so incredibly proud of it. I wrote this song in January of last year and just dreamed of bringing it to life. I recorded it in Nashville with Brandon Manley in August and could not be happier with the final product. The song is based on a honky tonk bar in my hometown that has been around for much longer than I have. It was my mom’s old stomping grounds and I’ve had my share of nights there too.
Where can our fans find you on social media for any music updates?
@ashlynmariemusic on all platforms!