Ashley Cooke, a country singer from Big Loud, releases the music video for her current hit “your place,” which is ascending the charts and has already reached the Top 30. Justin Clough, who won an ACM award, directed the music video, which shows Cooke’s autobiographical path of healing and independence following a terrible breakup and encapsulates the song’s raw feelings. “Her current situation is none of his damn bizness” (MusicRow) Cooke says firmly as her invasive ex-boyfriend continues to transgress boundaries that no longer interest him.
“I had no clue what to expect when I stepped onto the set to shoot the video for ‘your place,'” Cooke admits. “I can’t wait for fans to see the elevator scene because Justin [Clough] used it in such a creative way to add a real plot to the song’s metaphor.”
Cooke, Jordan Minton, and Mark Trussell’s “feel good, I don’t need you anthem” (Holler) has soared to the top of the country radio charts. The iHeartCountry On The Verge artist’s song has “real potential at becoming her first radio hit” according to Billboard, who has noticed that it has reached the Top 30. “Your Place” initially appeared on her debut album shot in the dark in July 2023. Since then, it has risen to the top of SiriusXM’s The Highway Hot 30 Countdown, and she currently ranks in the top fifteen female Country currents on streaming, with an average of over one million on-demand views per week.
The “rising superstar” (Country Now) is carrying the torch for her critically acclaimed debut album far into 2024, as she keeps delighting fans all across the world with her infectious sound. Before embarking on her international tour with Jordan Davis’ DAMN GOOD TIME, which will take her across the US, UK, Canada, and Europe, Cooke began the year at Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa in Mexico. She will be performing in Greensboro, North Carolina, Augusta, Georgia, and Isle of Palms, South Carolina as part of her March headlining shot in the dark tour, which she has just expanded. Visit ashleycooke.com and follow her on Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok @theashleycooke to stay updated on the newest news and more exciting announcements.
ASHLEY COOKE’S BIO
When it comes to music, Big Loud / Back Blocks Ashley Cooke is the epitome of “more than meets the eye” when it comes to country music, so it’s wise to be prepared. Charming on the inside and out, with an easygoing, laid-back vibe. Masterful songwriting and an ability to captivate an audience. With an innately strong will and a voice that glides effortlessly, she fearlessly engages the guys while inspiring the girls. Above all else, she has a deep love for recording the ethereal moments that occur between heartbeats, cherishing each one for its own special charm. Being authentic has helped Cooke so far, and she is only at the beginning of her adventure. It has resulted in over 270 million streams worldwide, featuring Brett Young’s chart-topping single “Never Til Now,” Ryman’s and the Grand Ole Opry’s first performances, national television appearances on TODAY and The Bachelorette, and tours with Brett Young, Cole Swindell, Jordan Davis, and Luke Bryan, among others. Cooke, a native Floridian who was inspired by artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, and others, writes her first song at the tender age of eleven and draws inspiration from the intensity of pop music and the profoundness of country music.
Unlike most of her contemporaries, Cooke did not major in music at the esteemed Belmont University in Nashville, where she relocated to attend when she was eighteen years old. Cooke chose to spend a year pursuing music after winning the school’s prestigious Country Showcase, which she entered on a whim. While the pandemic had other ideas, Cooke became a TikTok sensation, writing and sharing country music according to her own rules and amassing a large fan base. With the release of her self-titled debut album, she enters a new chapter. The collection’s 24 tracks, which unfold like excerpts from Cooke’s personal journal, showcase her sun-kissed combination of two-lane pop Country and are influenced by real stories of love, loss, and all in between.
As she encourages listeners to join her on her journey, Cooke skillfully captures the spirit of a fearless twenty-something coming of age, living her aspirations, and taking chances through the use of honest relatability, mesmerizing melodies, and sincere lyrics. Billboard recognized Cooke as the Rookie of the Month for July 2023 for her impressive debut, and she has since received further accolades from publications including as The Tennessean, American Songwriter, People, and American Songwriter. In 2023, Cooke was honored with MusicRow’s Discovery Artist of the Year, Next Big Thing, and On The Verge awards. Her track “your place” was played on country radio stations across the country.