This lady is country as grits, and we love her. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Ashton Shepherd[/lastfm] is the closest thing (in story) to a modern day [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Loretta Lynn[/lastfm] that you’ll ever find. Her second CD, “Where Country Grows” is due out soon (speaking of due, she’s set to have her second child in September). Take a look and listen to this acoustic performance of a song called “I’m Just a Woman” that she’s put out in honor of Mother’s Day.
Ashton says, “I wrote that one by myself. I opened my diary, and I got to an entry where I was writing about feeling kind of bad, empty and sad. Right after that, I’d written, ‘Well, I guess I’m just being a woman.’ When I read that, I underlined it. The song doesn’t bash the man. It’s kind of saying, ‘Buddy, I understand you pretty much 99 percent of the time. I need you to understand me, too, sometimes because I know I can be hard to deal with. I need you to work with me, here, because I feel like I work with you.’ I think it gives women a lot of credit. I think about our mommas, and it makes me get chill bumps. Because I feel like I’ve written an anthem for them.”
Mom, you deserve an anthem-at least! Happy Mother’s Day!