Ashland Craft Readies Debut Album, ‘Travelin’ Kind’

Up-and-coming Big Loud Records country artist Ashland Craft recently announced her debut album, Travelin’ Kind. Set to release on September…


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July 30, 2021


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Up-and-coming Big Loud Records country artist Ashland Craft recently announced her debut album, Travelin’ Kind.

Set to release on September 3, the 11-track project gives fans a look into Craft’s journey as she uprooted her life in her hometown of Piedmont, SC in 2019 to move to Nashville and pursue her musical dreams. Through tour stops, broken hearts and everything in between, the fiery singer shares her unique way of living life throughout the project. 

Ashland Craft Travelin' Kind ; Photo Courtesy Big Loud Records
Ashland Craft Travelin’ Kind ; Photo Courtesy Big Loud Records

“I think it was important for me to start the story from the beginning, until now. And so it was only appropriate to name it Travelin’ Kind. In my head, that was an ideal title because that’s me right now. It’s what I’m doing and what I will be [doing] for a while,” the singer shared with American Songwriter. “I’m proud of the fact that it’s organic and a little more old school than the modern country in the way we produced it. We didn’t use any tracks or extra things. We just let the music speak for itself. And, I feel like it turned out to represent me very well and who I am, and I’m excited for people to get to hear it and connect to it.”

Produced by Jonathon Singleton Travelin’ Kind features nine tracks co-written by Craft. Also contributing writing credits are GRAMMY-nominated songwriters Singleton, Jessi Alexander, Jessie Jo Dillon, Rodney Clawson and Wyatt Beasley Durrrette III. Craft’s close friends, Faren Rachels, Rob Snyder, Lee Starr, Willie Morrison, Reid Isbell and Jenna LaMaster, also contributed to the highly-anticipated project.

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Head of the album’s release, Craft shared the brand new track, “Make It Past Georgia,” which was co-written by the rising star alongside Reid Isbell and Willie Morrison. 

“‘Make It Past Georgia’ is the all-too-familiar narrative of the one that got away,” she explains. “When this title creeped into my head, it came from a place of wondering what could have been. Based heavily on personal experiences over the years, this song was written in a way that is meant to show the journey of different love interests, plans, heartbreaks, and that one person that you just can’t seem to forget – aka ‘Georgia.’”

Fans can catch Ashland Craft on the road with Zac Brown Band on The Comeback Tour 2021 beginning next month. 


1. “Travelin’ Kind” (Ashland Craft, Erik Dylan)
2. “Your Momma Still Does” (Jenna LaMaster, Jonathan Singleton)
3. “Leavin’ You Again” (Ashland Craft, Jenna LaMaster, Faren Rachels)
4. “Make It Past Georgia” (Ashland Craft, Reid Isbell, Willie Morrison)
5. “Last 20 Dollars” (Ashland Craft, Wyatt Beasley Durrette, III, Jonathan Singleton)
6. “Highway Like Me (feat. Marcus King)” (Ashland Craft, Jessi Alexander, Reid Isbell)
7. “Mimosas In The Morning” (Ashland Craft, Jessie Jo Dillon, Jonathan Singleton)
8. “Day By Day” (Tori Allen, Corey Grogan)
9. “Letcha Fly” (Ashland Craft, Willie Morrison, Lee Starr)
10. “Come Down” (Ashland Craft, Adam Hood, Rob Snyder)
11. “That’s The Kinda Place” (Ashland Craft, Rodney Clawson, Jonathan Singleton)

All Songs Produced by Jonathan Singleton

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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 and her work being featured on 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.