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Lauren Ashley of Lauren Ashley and the Trainwreckers Interview by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show

Lauren Ashley
of Lauren Ashley and the Trainwreckers Interview by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show

Lamitschka:  Music has many new fans throughout
Europe who may be hearing about you for the first time. How would you describe
yourself and the music you play to someone who has never seen or heard you?

Answer:  I would describe myself and the music that
we play as country with a little bit of edge, sass, and rock n roll! My musical
influences range from artist in country music, rock and roll, pop music,
r&b, etc… so listeners can kind of hear all of those influences in my

Lamitschka:  How was the last year for you? What were
your highlights?

Answer:  The last year was amazing. We played a lot
of amazing shows and created an amazing album that we are so excited to be
releasing this year!

Lamitschka:  What is your latest EP and how’s it

Answer:  Our latest EP, Evolution- Part One was
released on Feb. 9, and is part of a 4-part series of EP that make up our full
length album, “Evolution”. Evolution- Part Two will be available on
May 18th!

Lamitschka:  How did you choose the title for the EP?
Is there a story behind the name?

Answer:  When we were writing this new music, I went
through quite an “evolution” … with love and also just within myself
as a person and an artist. I was a writer on every one of these songs, and I
wrote about true things that were going on in my life in the past few years…
so we felt that the title “Evolution” was the perfect name for the
body of work that we created and everything that it represents!

Lamitschka:  Do you write the songs yourself? If not,
how do you go about finding the songs for your EP?

Answer:  I did! Along with some great friends and
co-writers, Adriene Smith, Phillip White, Clay Smith, and Dave Fenley!

Lamitschka:  Please tell us about the songs on your
album (influences, etc).

Answer:  All of the songs on this album are 100% from
my heart and soul. Like I said earlier, I have a lot of musical influences…
but while writing this album artists such as Stevie Nicks (and Fleetwood Mac),
Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church.. Were a few of the influences as
far as sound and lyric content went!

Lamitschka:  Your current single is being played by
radio. What do you feel is special about this song that makes people want to
hear it?

Answer:  It is! I think just the positivity and vibe
of this song makes it very appealing to listeners! I wrote this song from
personal experiences in the music industry, but I wanted it to feel personal to
everyone listening. Because we all have a dream and goals in our own lives ..
no matter what it is, and I just wanted this to be an anthem for the every day
people who have a dream in his/her heart… to go out and pursue that dream and
never look back!

Lamitschka:  What will your next single be?

Answer:  Our next single is called “Always
Wanted To” which will be on Evolution-Part Two, being released on May 18th!
Always Wanted To is just a fun, rockin’ summer song that will make listeners
want to roll their windows down and soak in that summer time feeling!

Lamitschka:  What kind of songs do you like to record
the most?

Answer:  I love to record all kinds of different
songs, but my MOST favorite would probably be the up-tempo, rockin’ , sassy
songs! Like I said earlier, I have a lot of rock n roll and sass running
through my veins.. and when I get to get into that mode while recording, it’s
such an awesome feeling!

Lamitschka:  What is your favorite song among all the
songs you have recorded and what’s the story behind it?

Answer:  I would have to say a song that will be on
Evolution-Part Two : “Like I’ll Never Love Again”. When I wrote this
song with Adriene Smith and Dave Fenley, I had gone through an extremely tough
break up… and I remember thinking I would never love someone that way ever again.
So, we sat down to write that day and the lyrics and melody just flew out of
us. We wrote this song in under 2 hours and I remember listening to our work
tape of it after we left the writing session and just bawling because
everything I had been feeling inside, we made into a song. It was a beautiful
experience but also very healing!

Lamitschka:  What’s unique about you that will
differentiate you from other artists?

Answer:  I would have to say my sound. It is a
mixture of country lyrics and vocals, but with the vitality of rock n roll, the
soul of r&b and blues… all of that mixed together creates something very
unique and makes us stand out!

Lamitschka:  What moments in your career stand out in
your memory as highlights and achievements which you are proud of?

Answer:  I have had many moments in my career that
will forever be at the top of my memory board, but if I had to pick two.. It
would be opening for Luke Bryan during his Farm Tour and then opening for Blake
Shelton at a country music festival in Colorado!

Lamitschka:  When you get time off, how do you like
to relax?

Answer:  I love to travel on my time off.. I am a big
fitness person so I work out, do some shopping occasionally, and spend time
with my family and friends!

Lamitschka:  Many European fans travel to the United
States to attend the several of the music festivals for the opportunity to see
so many of their favorite artists, bands and celebrities. Will you be
participating and how will the fans be able to find you?

Answer:  Yes! I will be playing at this years CMA
Festival in Nashville. I would love for anyone traveling to the States to come
to a show or meet and greet and say hello! I would LOVE to meet you! I will be
playing a CMT Awards Pre-Party on June 6th at Margaritaville at 5:45 pm,
Signing at Fan Fare on Thursday, June 7 at 2:00pm, and playing Wildhorse Saloon
on June 8th at 8:45 pm!

Lamitschka:  Many music fans today get their
information about artists online. Do you have your own website and what will
fans find there?

Answer:  I do! I would love for everyone to go to our
website, www.laurenashleyandthetrainwreckers.com
to keep up with us! There you can find links to all of our social media sites
as well as links to go check out our music! And don’t forget to grab your copy
of Evolution- Part One , and Part Two available May 18th!

Christian Lamitschka ( Ch.Lamitschka@t-online.de ) for
Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show

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