Kicking off a series of interviews taken at the Millport Country Music Festival, Ashley Campbell spoke to Maverick after her set on Nashfield – the main stage.
‘The Lonely One’ has been out a few months now, how have you found the reaction to that?
It’s pretty great. It always amazes me, you put something out and you have no idea how people are responding to it until you come and play a show and people are singing along with the words. There’s no feeling like it, it’s incredible.
You’ve got a tour coming to England, at the end of the year including a headline date at Shepherd’s Bush. How are you feeling about that?
I’m so excited. I love doing songwriters rounds, because it’s like a collaborative effort. You get to talk to each other, talk about songs, and you get to learn how other songs were written. I feel it’s a really cool experience both for the artist and the audience.
Coming from a huge musical family, how do you see the current state of country music right now?
I think it’s going in a good direction. I love that more Americana groups are being considered in the country category, because it is all from the same family, so we are getting a lot more diversity, which is really nice.
Is there anyone in particular that you are listening to at this moment in time?
I’m super digging Katie Musgrove’s album at the moment!
Once the tour is done, what is your plan after that? Are you going back into the studio?
Yeah, actually I’m recording my next album in December. So I’m working on that and still writing for it, and I’m also planning on recording an acoustic EP of songs from my current album.
Where are you recording it?
Nashville. My friend Parker Cason has an awesome studio there called Creative Workshops. I like using that, it’s very homey and it feels like a log cabin in there.