February 27, 2024



NASHVILLE, TENN. – Big Loud’s country songstress Ashley Cooke “stakes out her own artistic turf” (Billboard) at country radio as her single “your place” storms into the Top 20 after just 10 weeks on the chart, marking a first for Cooke. As the standout track from her critically acclaimed debut album (shot in the dark) continues to soar Cooke to new heights, she releases an all-new performance video, dubbed Diner Sessions, for the “feel good, I don’t need you anthem” (Holler). The new video comes as “your place” dominates the charts as the Top 10 most added song on country radio – including No. 1 most-added on its Dec. 10 impact date – for seven consecutive weeks. The song continues its 10-week uptrend in Shazams with nearly 20,000 U.S. tags this week alone and over 28M streams to date.

Released today, Cooke performs a stripped-down, acoustic version of the emotionally charged breakup track at Nashville’s Wendell Smith’s Restaurant. Directed by Justin Clough, the video serves as the first of six Diner Sessions to come as she revitalizes some of her debut album’s biggest hits. The performance video follows the release of the official music video that highlighted Cooke’s autobiographical journey of moving forward and reclaiming her independence after a toxic breakup. As her intrusive ex persistently crosses boundaries that no longer concern him, Cooke draws a firm line – “her current situation is none of his damn bizness” (MusicRow).

As the song co-written by Cooke, Jordan Minton, and Mark Trussell steadily makes its climb, Billboard recognizes its “real potential at becoming her first radio hit,” re-affirming her status as a coveted iHeartCountry On The Verge artist. After first appearing on her July 2023 debut album, “your place” has already reached No. 1 on SiriusXM’s The Highway Hot 30 Countdown as she averages over 1M+ on-demand streams per week, placing her in the Top 10 for female country currents in streaming.

The MusicRow Discovery Artist of the Year and Next Big Thing continues to share her critically acclaimed debut album with fans across the globe. Most recently Cooke wrapped the European leg of Jordan Davis’ DAMN GOOD TIME Tour before it treks across the U.S. and Canada. She’s also recently added more dates to her headlining shot in the dark Tour next month, stopping in Greensboro, N.C., Augusta, Ga., and Isle of Palms, S.C. Stay up to date with the latest news and more exciting announcements by visiting ashleycooke.com and following along on InstagramYouTube, and TikTok @theashleycooke.


With Big Loud / Back Blocks Music country artist Ashley Cooke, it’s best to know what you’re getting into – because this emerging star is the definition of more than meets the eye. A graceful exterior matched by a casual-cool nature. Skillfully crafted lyrics and a knack for unforgettable performance. Effortless vocal beauty and a bold sense of internal grit, freely mixing it up with the boys while she rallies the girls. And most important, a passion for capturing the magic between heartbeats, each moment as unique as she is. Still early in her journey, being herself has already served Cooke well. It has led to over 270M global streams with chart climbing hits like “Never Til Now” with Brett Young, Ryman and Grand Ole Opry debuts, national TV appearances on ABC’s The Bachelorette and NBC’s TODAY, tours with Luke Bryan, Jordan Davis, Cole Swindell, Brett Young, and more. 

Hailing from Parkland, Fla. and moved by emotional hit makers like Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Kelly Clarkson, and more, Cooke embraces the energy of pop and depth of country, writing her first song by age 11. Cooke moved to Nashville at 18 and attended the prestigious Belmont University – but unlike so many others, she did not study music. After entering the schools revered Country Showcase on a whim and winning, Cooke decided to pursue music for a year. When the pandemic had other plans, Cooke went to TikTok where she built a thriving fanbase, writing and sharing country music on her own terms.

And now, the next chapter begins with her debut album shot in the dark. Unfolding as if they were ripped from pages of her personal journal, Cooke’s sun-kissed blend of two-lane pop country is on full display in the collection’s 24 tracks, inspired by true tales of love, heartbreak, and all the moments in between. Fully capturing the essence of a daring twenty-something growing up, chasing her dreams, and taking risks, Cooke infuses heartfelt lyrics, captivating melodies, and raw relatability as she invites listeners to come along for the ride. The striking debut has already garnered Cooke praise from Billboard who named her the July 2023 Rookie of the Month, with additional praise pouring in from People, American Songwriter, The Tennessean, and more. Cooke went on to be named MusicRow’s 2023 Discovery Artist of the Year and Next Big Thing and iHeartCountry’s On The Verge artist as her hit single “your place” spins at country radio stations nationwide.



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