ASHLEY RYAN DROPS BLUEGRASS-TINGED REIMAGINING OF VIRAL HIT “HUSH LITTLE BABY” – AVAILABLE TODAY
(AR) Hush Little Baby Acoustic Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 11, 2023) – On the heels of viral success with the original release of “Hush Little Baby” (organically achieving over 10 million collective streams, and over 20 million video views), country up-and-comer Ashley Ryan re-creates the song, offering a more stripped down, Alison Kruass-meets-Chicks acoustic version of a mother’s warning to any potential suitor interested in dating her daughter. The cautionary tune, which is out today and available on all digital platforms, was reimagined with the help of producer and hit songwriter Larry McCoy.
Listen to the acoustic version of “Hush Little Baby” HERE.
Ryan originally released “Hush Little Baby” in January 2023, and has since followed it with “full-fledged barn-burner” (Billboard) “Too Far Gone” and “One Tractor Mind,” which The Boot called “certified country sass” and praised for its “rootsy instrumentation with an upbeat singalong melody that harkens back to ‘90s and 2000s country.”
About Ashley Ryan:
With an “abundance of firepower” (Billboard), the Corona, California native is taking Nashville’s music scene by storm. An early penchant for poetry led to a natural progression into songwriting at 16, when her grandfather gifted her her first guitar. “I didn’t have anyone to sing my songs, so I started singing them myself, and it just seemed to work.” Shortly after discovering her vocal talents, and after giving college a try in her home state, she ventured east to Nashville to continue her journey (and college at Belmont University) in country music’s capital.
Shortly after the move to Music City, her musical talents were recognized by 4x GRAMMY® Award-winning country star Keith Urban at a private event. A quick dialogue between the two led to an impromptu duet of Keith’s hit song “Without You” – ultimately leading to an invitation to perform the duet again at Urban’s sold-out show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
Capturing emotions from heartbreak to honkytonk, Ashley’s music provides listeners with an energy and authenticity that gives listeners a classic country tune with a modernized twist. “I grew up singing ‘Before He Cheats’ and ‘Gunpowder and Lead.’ I really love fiddle in a song – I love that old traditional country, the grungy female country with the sassy drop D guitar and rolling banjo. So that’s what you’ll get from me.”
To learn more about Ashley Ryan, visit AshleyRyan.com, and follow Ashley on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.
Elise Anderson, Elicity Public Relations (615) 946-6055; email@example.com