Big Loud Records’ Ashland Craft ain’t looking in the rearview as her debut album, TRAVELIN’ KIND, rolls today (9/3) on all streaming platforms and digital retailers.


TRAVELIN’ KIND feels like the start of a whole new adventure. It’s a heartfelt, wide open track list (written with some of my very best friends), that takes you through all the ups and downs that come along with life’s journey,” shares Craft. “I wanted it to be rooted but carefree, and a little imperfect – which I feel like Jonathan Singleton captured perfectly while producing my debut record. My dreams are becoming a reality and I can’t wait to hear what songs fans resonate with!”

Roaming free and easy with all songs intersecting, TRAVELIN’ KIND is an 11-track introduction to her ramblin’ way of life. Taking a direct route through the heart-and-hustle of a 17 miles-per-gallon grind, it’s an important mile marker for Craft’s rising career as it follows her road-worn one-way ticket to Nashville, TN, and all the tour stops, truck stops, and broken hearts in-between, after relocating from her hometown of Piedmont, SC, in 2019.

I wasn’t made for the settlin’ down / In a white picket fence water tank town / I got a soul like a black crow flyin’ / I guess I always been the travelin’ kind,” she sings in the bold title track and wild-at-heart manifesto. As one of nine songs all co-penned by Craft, the Jonathan Singleton-produced collection features a heavy-hitting, GRAMMY-nominated songwriting crew including Singleton, Jessi Alexander, Jessie Jo Dillon, Rodney Clawson, and Wyatt Beasley Durrette, III, alongside her close friends and rising talents like Faren Rachels, Rob Snyder, Lee Starr, Willie Morrison, Reid Isbell, and Jenna LaMaster.







Making multiple appearances on Entertainment Tonight’s New Music Releases list and deemed an “ambassador of country music” by American Songwriter, critics are down to take the ride with CMT’s “‘can’t miss’ country star on the rise”:

“Ashland Craft’s awareness of knowing ‘who [she is now]’ as defined by deeply and deftly navigating her past allows this album to stand out.” – CMT

“Crank it up, and let her wail.” – MusicRow

“hard times and hell raisin’, emphasized in bold, rough-house arrangements.” – Billboard

“the album captures the wandering spirit of an unfaltering storyteller and vocal talent.”

– American Songwriter

“an artist who can be many things at once and can’t be shoved into a box or labeled.”

– The Nash News

“Encourages Fellow Dreamers and Drifters with ‘Travelin’ Kind’” – Wide Open Country

“Craft is a true artist in every sense of the word!” – Country Swag


Celebrating her album release all weekend long, Craft is getting rowdy in New York as she supports Zac Brown Band’s THE COMEBACK TOUR 2021. Performing back-to-back shows at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY, last night (9/2) and tonight (9/3), she’s also ready to hit the stage at Darien Lake Amphitheater in Darien Center, NY, tomorrow (9/4). Find all upcoming tour dates here.


Big Loud Records’ Ashland Craft is introducing her own brand of Country music with debut album, TRAVELIN’ KIND, out now. “With equal parts sass and strength, she’s poised to be a major voice in 2021,” deems Nashville Lifestyles. Among CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2021 and Pandora’s Country Artists to Watch 2021, American Songwriter hails, “There’s a New Country Badass in Town, and Her Name is Ashland Craft,” while adding, “This girl has star quality flying out of her boots.” Featured in knockout duet, “SO CLOSE,” off HARDY’s acclaimed album, A ROCKCMT’s “‘can’t miss’ country star on the rise” has opened tours for major artists like Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, and is currently supporting Zac Brown Band’s THE COMEBACK TOUR 2021. Discovering her honky-tonk spirit while cutting her teeth at a hometown bar in South Carolina singing Country and Rock covers plus cracking Top 10 on NBC’s The Voice, Craft buzzes under the influence of musical heroes Def Leppard, Chris Stapleton, Bonnie Raitt, The Chicks, and Sheryl Crow.