Ever wondered what Jennifer Nettles would sound like if she performed traditional country? Or Gretchen Wilson with more emotive, expressive vocals? Ladies and gentlemen, meet Ashton Shepherd. She’s got a cold beer in her left hand, and in her right, her wedding band. She’s sick of doing laundry and being ignored by her man, even when she’s looking sexy. And she’s smart enough to know that “I’m the only one that can set myself free.” I’m used to being disappointed by new female artists, but I’m going to get my hopes up anyway. This is just the kind of fresh blood country music needs.
Listen: Takin’ Off This Pain