As an authentic and gritty country artist, Ashley Barron boldly embraces individuality with the release of her single, “Kiss A Brunette.” Hailing from Northern California, the artist challenges listeners to break away from the status quo and champion their true selves. Through her music, Ashley encapsulates the spirit of a resilient countrywoman, infusing her songwriting with personal stories and experiences. Her artistic journey is profoundly rooted, fostering a genuine connection with her audience that resonates deeply. Inspired by the game of checkers, Ashleyinterprets life as a voyage characterized by forward progression, occasional detours, a focus on the present rather than dwelling on the past, and a determined journey toward one’s destination. The metaphor is integrated into Ashley’s music and writing, serving as a central theme in her artistic expression that you can’t move backwards, only forward. STREAM HERE
Written by Ashley Barron and songwriter Bill Diluigi, who has over 500 songs recorded on the Billboard Country and Americana Top 100, “Kiss A Brunette” expresses the desire to break free through the upbeat tempo and catchy chorus and getting a little buck wild. Ashley says, “I know this song seems like it’s just about blondes versus brunettes, but really, that’s the metaphor! This song is about accepting yourself and rocking it. It’s about owning who you are and stepping out of society's norms or what society says is beautiful or what you should be like.”
Ashley previously released her singles "Beer in a Bar" topping the Billboard chart at #37; "The Wind", debuting on the Billboard chart at #59 and being the second song added on country radio, eventually making its way to #37; and "Let Me Go", becoming the Top 30 song on the Music Row singles chart.
The power of individuality and resisting the pressure to conform to societal norms aren’t always easy. ‘“Kiss A Brunette” is for the outcasts, the ones that just never quite fit in. That was me my whole life, sitting on the edge of popularity in school, loving the Lord but being too much of a rebel for the church groups,” adds Ashley. The high-powered vocals create a raw sound that captures the rebellious spirit of self-acceptance. Ashley says, ‘“Kiss A Brunette’ is meant to be rowdy and fun and wants to get you on your feet dancing like nobody’s watching.”
Stepping on the country music scene, Ashley continues to tour year-round and share life experiences and stories through her songwriting to create a home-grown feel. Ashley's inspiration is grounded in a country style fused with her rough-edged authenticity. She is set to perform at the National Scleroderma Walk on June 8, 2024, in Napa County, CA, and at the Platteville Fire Department Celebration on June 22, 2024, in Platteville, WI.