Newcomer Ash Bowers knows the drive from Jackson, Tenn., to Music City U.S.A. well, and with his debut project's first single headed to country radio, it's not likely he's about to cease when it comes to his weekly commute.
Recording for the Wide Open Records roster, Bowers recently unveiled the title track from his debut project, "Shake It Off," and per his Nashville PR camp, online retailers have deemed it “new and noteworthy.” Plus, his hourlong “Welcome to Ashville” special has already garnered several airings on TNN, in addition to being accessible via his official website.
“I travel 260 miles round trip from Jackson to Nashville every week to be able to do what I love to do," Bowers said in an Aug. 16 correspondence shared with Examiner.com. "I grew up hard, I work hard and I play hard. I want to get out there and make this look easy. I am ready to go.”
Upon arriving in Nashville several years ago, the Jackson native jumped into the music scene with both feet. After a stint at Stoney Creek Records, Bowers has said he decided to move forward with his music and writing, leaving the label to concentrate on that. In the interim, he logged tour dates with acts such as Jason Aldean and Eric Church, to name but two, and that experience found him yearning to "get back out there" as an artist.
Earlier this summer, Wide Open Entertainment signed Bowers to a publishing and recording contract. And within weeks, a video and single, “Red,” was serviced to radio, where it collected impressive attention, including the TNN airing of his DVD special, “Welcome to Ashville.”
Although Bowers can lay claim to having cuts by Randy Houser and Bucky Covington, among others, it's his solo career that's his focus, and hopes are high that the newly released “Shake It Off” will with country radio and fans to help him secure his artist goals.
Video bonus: To sample Bowers' "Red" single, please access the video embedded with this post. To keep up with Bowers on Twitter, click here.