Ashland Craft Poised For Breakout Success With ‘Two Wildflowers and a Box of Wine’
If there’s ever a time to pay attention to a new country artist, this is it.
Ashland Craft; Photo by Brayln Kelly
Ashland Craft embodies everything country music was built on. She’s authentic, she tells stories about real life and she isn’t afraid to say what’s on her mind.
On Friday, the singer/songwriter, who hails from South Carolina, unveiled her new single, “Two Wildflowers and a Box of Wine” and it’s destined to be her breakout hit. Penned by Craft, Rob Snyder, and Jonathan Singleton, the captivating country/Southern rock-infused tune finds Craft plotting her escape with a lover.
Determined to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Craft plans their getaway.
“You bring the blanket and the Dixie cups/ I’ll be waiting outside/ You drive and I’ll draw hearts on the window / ‘Til we find what money can’t buy/ I’ll be all yours and you can be all mine/ Just two wildflowers and a box of wine,” she sings on the chorus.
Along with the release of the song, Craft makes her music video debut in the accompanying Justin Clough-directed clip.
“I felt like I could see the music video in my head before we even began writing it,” shares Craft. “‘Two Wildflowers and a Box of Wine’ is a song about slowing down and getting away. We wanted to paint a picture of two people who need nothing more than a star-littered sky, a couple of Dixie cups, a cheap box of wine, and time alone together to make everything in the world feel right.”
The music video features Craft and her fictional other half getting their revenge on a no-good boss and later riding off into the sunset together.
Click above to watch.
Ashland Craft moved to Nashville after landing in the Top 10 of Season 13 of The Voice. After the show, she brought her talents to Music City and has since shared the stage with artists such as Luke Combs and Morgan Wallen. With influences ranging from Gretchen Wilson to Def Leppard to Chris Stapleton, Craft is ready to bring her brand of gritty country music to the masses.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.