Miss Cole’s song now airing on CATZ
Franklin County teenager Ashleigh Cole, who recently won a competition for young rising country music stars, has recorded her new song “Cry” and it is being aired on CATZ radio.
Miss Cole is the 17-year-old daughter of Donnie and Kim Cole of Estill Springs. She is the sister of Donna Lee Northam of Union City and Shane Cole of Rives. She is the granddaughter of Cordella Cole and the late Carnel Cole of Obion; Sandra Mayo Newsom of Jackson, formerly of Union City; and the late Don Robinson of Tiptonville. She also has several aunts, uncles and cousins who live in the county.
Her mother, who serves as her manager, said though the singer had previously recorded “Cry,” she recently re-recorded the song in Nashville this week using a different producer. This time she recorded with Danny Tracey and David Albro. The two have been working together for many years and actually met in Massachusetts. Both are originally from the Boston area, as is Eric Haines, the songwriter for “Cry.” They all now live in or near Nashville.
Tracey has his own band and performs nearly five to seven nights a week, in addition to producing. Albro is the sound engineer for Clint Black and recently came off tour for the holidays.
“We were very lucky to get them to work with Ashleigh again,” her mother said, adding Haines was able to go with them to the studio. “We all are very excited about how the song came out and the twist that Ashleigh gave the song on the end.”
Haines has two additional songs he has pitched to Miss Cole and is working on one other that was to be finished this week.
“They will be getting together during the holidays to practice ‘Cry’ together and the two new songs,” Mrs. Cole said.
Miss Cole has been invited to sing at the Bluebird Cafe on Jan. 2 and Haines will accompany her on guitar.
A scheduled trip to Los Angeles had to be canceled due to Mrs. Cole’s health, but BJ Dohrman, CEO and founder of CEO Space, informed Miss Cole she would be invited to sing at the next forum and many to follow afterward.
Mrs. Cole said Dohrman has been very supportive of the singer, forwarding her song to his personal friend, Michael Peterson, a country music star who has won many awards. He has sent her several e-mails praising her accomplishments and has been very generous with his support and belief in her, the singer’s mother added.
Miss Cole’s song is now being played on CATZ radio. Requests may be made by calling (615) 346-5314, visiting www.mercedesmontgomery.com/forum or by e-mailing CATZ@bellshouth.net or email@example.com.
CATZ Radio is on the LIVE 365 Network. Live 365 reports weekly airplay charts in all major genres to CMJ, Radio & Records Magazine, Billboard On-Line and syndicates charts with third party affiliates like Broadjam.com. CATZ pays royalties to SESAC, BMI and ASCAP through Soundexchange. If the listeners request Miss Cole’s song enough, they will continue to play even longer than the three months agreed to when she won the recent competition.
Published in The Messenger on 12.14.07