Ashley Cooke Levels Up: Breakout Star Ditches Van For Her Very Own Tour Bus

“I’m so unbelievably blessed and excited for this next chapter,” Cooke wrote.

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Madeleine O’Connell

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March 8, 2024

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Ashley Cooke; Photo Courtesy of Instagram

Ashley Cooke has officially reached a new level in her career. As of this week, the rising country star finally made the long-awaited transition from a small van to having her very own tour bus.

For the past three years, Cooke and her bandmates have toured across the country with all their gear piled into various vans. She spent long, tireless nights traveling from one show to the next, in hopes of one day getting her own bus that would provide more space and most importantly, a more comfortable place to sleep for her and her team. 

Well, “today is one day,” as she announced via social media. 

Getting Her Own Tour Bus

The “Your Place” singer celebrated by posing in front of her shiny new mode of transportation and offering a few words of gratitude in her caption. She explained that while the past few years may have felt strenuous, she also made some incredible memories along the way with her crew and all the fans she met along the way. 

She wrote, “my very first tour bus…man if the vans could talk – the stories they’d tell of the last 3 years we spent sleeping on their benches, driving through the night to get to the next show or to get home, exhausted (and often sick) but ecstatic to be making some of the greatest memories, laughing our asses off and bonding over hoping we’d get to be in our own bus someday.” 

Cooke went on to say how “unbelievably blessed and excited” she is to enter this next phase of her career alongside her road family. 

“Getting to tour the world playing music is the greatest gift and now we have a new home on wheels to make it happen and a blank page for some new inside jokes. see yall out there 🤟”

@theashleycooke

we’ve spent the last 3 years in and out of different vans, sleeping on the benches most nights, driving through the night to make it to the next show or to get home, getting sick way too often, grinding as hard as we can in hopes of making it in our own bus one day. today is one day. I’m so unbelievably blessed and excited. what should we name her?!

♬ come into my arms – november ultra

Fans Show Their Support For This New Chapter

Being the savvy content creator that she is, the emerging female artist also shared a video to TikTok which opens with a clip of her riding in the packed-out van that reads “finishing this when I’m on my very first tour bus…” The sentimental video then transitions to the present day with her standing amid the spacey, brightly lit aisle of her own tour bus. 

At the very end of both of her recent posts, Cooke asked fans for suggestions on what she should name her new vehicle. 

Her comment sections are filled with support from her listeners who can’t express enough how “deserving” she is of this major accomplishment. 

One fan wrote, “Nobody deserves this more!!!” while another said, “So many congratulations 🎉🔥”

Ashley Cooke; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Ashley Cooke; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Getting Back On The Road In A Fresh New Way

Ashley Cooke will put her new bus to use for the very first time while serving as support on Jordan Davis’ Damn Good Time World Tour 2024. The overseas dates of the headline trek began with a show on February 2 in Copenhagen, DK and ran through February 21. Davis, along with his special guests Ashley Cooke and Mitchell Tenpenny will pick things back up again in April with dates across the U.S. and Canada. 

“That’s a wrap on EU/UK tour! truly the best memories made out here with @jordandavisofficial and crew – thank yall for having us!,” she wrote in another recent post commemorating her run overseas. “Time to go sleep off last night’s pub hangover and the jet lag 🙃 see you in the USA!”

Additionally, fans can catch her making an appearance at several festivals throughout the summer including Stagecoach, Windy City Smokeout, Faster Horses, and more. 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.