Did you have a chance to check out My Kinda Life by Jenny and Ashley the other day? If not be sure to check that one out. These girls are rising country stars and they were nice enough to share some of their thoughts on music, life, and their budding country careers.
Interview with Jenny and Ashley
What has life been like the last few months? Describe your day to day.
Honestly? It’s been different every single day. We haven’t had a day that is the exact same in FOREVER. That’s what we love so much about our lives. One day we’re in studio recording all day, the next day we’re at our desk working on school all day, the next day we are performing in a town we’d never thought we’d ever see.
What makes you most excited about the music you’re making right now?
We’d have to say the most exciting thing about it is that we get to put our personal ‘diaries’ into our songs. We’re either writing or co-writing every song we do nowadays, and it makes it so special to see people relate to what we work so hard on and what we put our emotions into. We’re always excited to see how people will take it.
How would you describe your music? Does it fit in to a particular style? What makes it different and unique?
Our music is a perfect blend between pop and country music. It’s fun, up beat, and appeals to a pop audience! But we love to write story-telling, organic music which falls into the country category. We also love to put on a biiiiiig show! We want people to not only love the music, but just genuinely have a great time when they watch us!
Who are your biggest fans and what would you like them to know about you and your music?
We have met so many amazing fans around the world, and we’d say that our music is our baby! It’s what we have to give to this world and all of our songs are our stories that we want you to experience with us.
Who are the artists or people that inspire you?
Artists would be Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, and Hilary Duff. All three of these women are special in different ways; Carrie’s voice, Taylor’s songwriting, and Hilary’s ability to cover all platforms (music, television, film). They are all inspirations to us for their different amazing qualities.
People that inspire us are truly our parents. They are our best friends and role models and we’ve come to realize that they are the only two people in the world who do not want anything from us. They just LOVE us.
Talk a little bit about your passion for music and performance. Has that always been something you’ve wanted to do?
Music and performing has always been a part of our lives. But as we’ve gotten older, it has become apparent that this industry is where we belong. The entertainment business needs artists who not only love the art of music, but who also love what the ‘life’ entails. Being a role model is our passion and it is our true desire to encourage young girls and boys to be who they want to be and follow their biggest dreams. Being an artist is not just a hobby, it is a responsibility. You control your listeners soul for the 3 minutes that they are listening to your song. That is a HUGE responsibility that we always love and feel ready to take on.
Speaking of growing up, I see you are originally from Wisconsin. That happens to be my home state as well. I’m not sure if you spent much time there, but what are your fondest memories of the Midwest?
Jenny spent 8 years there and Ashley spent 6! Our fondest memories are the times we spent in our backyard. We had an acre of land that we created into a fantasy world! We’d play spies, make homes for our pet toads, jump on our trampoline pretending that we could touch the stars, and so many more things. We grew up with a family and a place that allowed us to have an imagination to create everything we could possibly dream of.
Now, what do you see happening for your career in the next few years? What are your dreams and goals?
We just want more and more people to hear our music and be able to relate to it and enjoy it as much as we do. We’ll play for anyone who will listen! As we grow, we write all the time and keep finding more stories to tell though our songs.
And finally, what are a couple interesting facts – non-music related – that your fans would find interesting?
Jenny- My room looks like it would be Marilyn Monroe’s room…I’m very into design and fashion! I am a total nerd in school…I love learning!
Ashley- I’m an adrenaline junkie for sure. I LOVE roller coasters and all that good stuff. Give me a dare, good chance I won’t turn it down 🙂
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