Recently named “Who to Watch” by Huffington Post, Kassi Ashton, The Tennessean, and radio personality Bobby Bones’ Class of 2018, today released her debut single, California, Missouri. The song is available now via Universal Music Group Nashville and Interscope Records.
“This is the song I always knew I wanted to write. It’s an intro in to everything I am.”
In addition to writing the autobiographical California, Missouri, Kassi created the concept and graphics for the song artwork.
“This is my introduction to the world,” she says. “I wanted people to get more than just a pretty picture.”
Comprised of seven layered images all shot at her father’s farm, Kassi aimed for high-fashion editorial in front of a cliché, but honest, rural country background. The multiple layers each have significant meaning and range from one of her high school senior pictures, a time when the young songwriter says, “dreams were still dreams,” to a pile of junk outside her dad’s shop and a horse trailer.
“I’ve always tried to make beauty out of a mess – and I’m kind of a creative mess – and it’s unconventional. I like things that are unconventional and skipped over.”