CRS 2018 with Missy: Ashla Taylor

by Missy Wolf / 2347 days ago / Comments

As we continue to bring you our coverage of CRS 2018, I have the pleasure of kicking things off with Ashla Taylor. 

From the first moment I began my research on this young singer/songwriter, actress, and television host, I knew she was special. On one of her social media pages, I encountered a video of her singing with her Nana. In that beautiful moment, I was taken back to familiar and quite missed memories with my own grandmother. The moment Taylor forever captured on film brought immediate tears to my eyes and flooded my heart with warmth and fond memories. As you can imagine, the feelings inside of me were so strong that I could not begin our interview without first mentioning the heartwarming video I watched.

Catching Taylor off-guard was not my intent, however, that was the result. I knew her Nana was a special woman and maybe that is why I felt so strongly that I had to speak to her about that remarkable video. Perhaps it was her Nana that wanted her to know she was, in fact, proud of all Taylor has accomplished. In any case, Taylor's Nana was very present during our interview as we both fought back the tears that were ready to flow from our eyes. As Taylor explained that it was her Nana who supported her path and continued to push her when she felt like quitting, she smiled with a sense of pure love, gratitude, and appreciation.

There was another video Taylor had posted on social media that caught my attention. In this video, Taylor's performance at The Sutler had country legend Randy Travis and his family plastered with smiles on their faces. Watching the video of this special performance was pure joy. I would have loved to have been in that room. As Taylor recalled this moment in her career, she lit up with excitement. She also described a fun experience meeting another country legend, Vince Gill. As she explained how the encounter took place, I could not help but laugh. You just never know who you are going to run into in Nashville. Watch our full conversation now for all the fun details.

As we continued our conversation, Taylor spoke about her influences and what it was like to portray the one and only Shania Twain in the Docu/Drama on the REELZ Channel Price Of Fame. To think that after seeing Twain in concert at just 8 years old that she would then be playing her on television is a complete dream. Taylor is indeed proof that dreams do come true. Though Taylor has not yet met Twain, I have a pretty good feeling it is only a matter of time before these two strong female vocalists have the chance to connect. 

For more on Taylor, please follow her on social media now. Stay tuned to her website for the latest news and updates and be sure to watch the premiere of Price Of Fame on the REELZ Channel coming up on February 18, 2018. Taylor's new single "Nothing About Love" is set to release on February 19, 2018, so be on the lookout for that as well. ~Missy


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About Missy Wolf

Missy Wolf Co-Founder, Editor, Journalist & Vice President of the American Country Music Association

From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!