B100’s Songwriters in the Round
Ashland Craft introduced her brand of country music with debut album, TRAVELIN’ KIND, available everywhere now. Among CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2021 and Pandora’s Country Artists to Watch 2021, American Songwriter claims, “there’s a new country badass in town, and her name is Ashland Craft,” also praising, “this girl has star quality flying out of her boots.” Featured on HIXTAPE: Vol. 2 with Brothers Osborne on “I Smoke Weed,” CMT’s “‘can’t miss country star on the rise” supported Ashley McBryde’s THIS TOWN TALKS TOUR 2022 adding to her touring resume alongside recent direct support slots opening for Cody Johnson, Brother Osborne, Zac Brown Band, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen and Marcus King. Ashland also just kicked off the 2023 Long Live Cowgirls Tour as direct support for Ian Munsick. Discovering her honky-tonk spirit while cutting her teeth at bars in her South Carolina hometown, Craft buzzes under the influence of musical heroes Def Leppard, Chris Stapleton, Bonnie Raitt, The Chicks, and Sheryl Crow.
Ben Burgess is the pride of East Dallas, a renaissance man with a golden pen. After landing his first career cut with Jonas Brothers’ “Chillin’ In the Summertime,” he packed up a blossoming career born between his hometown and Austin’s 6th Street to chase dreams in Los Angeles, but quickly relocated to Nashville when his twang got too loud for the West Coast. Burgess started writing with Warner Chappell Music Publishing in 2015, where he stockpiled cuts including the BMI 2020 Country Song of the Year, 7X platinum “Whiskey Glasses,” Tyler Rich’s gold “The Difference,” Pat Green’s Texas radio #1 “Drinkin’ Days,” Lil Wayne’s “Dreams,” Martin Garrix & Troye Sivan’s platinum “There for You,” Dierks Bentley’s “My Religion,” HARDY’s “SIGNED, SOBER YOU,” and more. His tracks have landed TV placements on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and commercial spots for Major League Baseball, Xbox, and Lexus. Breaking out as an artist in his own right, Burgess signed to Big Loud Records in 2020, and in the same year, was featured on Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley’s buzzy Chapter 1: Snake Oil album on “Heartbreak.” He was also part of HIXTAPE: Vol. 2’s “Red Dirt Clouds” alongside David Lee Murphy and labelmate ERNEST. In 2022, Burgess released his debut album Tears the Size of Texas and opened tours for Koe Wetzel, Warren Zeiders, and Jelly Roll. He’ll support headline runs by Larry Fleet and Kolby Cooper in 2023 while writing more new music.
Brian Davis is a singer/songwriter from North Carolina who co-wrote the number one songs “One Hell of an Amen” recorded by Brantley Gilbert and “Memory I Don’t Mess With” recorded by Lee Brice. He also has songs recorded by Jason Aldean, Gretchen Wilson, Tyler Farr, Jerrod Niemann, and The TV show Nashville among others.
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Available August 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am