The emerging country star, Ashley cooke is a force to be reckoned with in Music City. The up-and-coming musician’s training sense and remarkable country-pop sound attracted notable names in the industry. However, it is also her entrepreneurial spirit that sets her apart from other artists trying to succeed in the difficult world of entertainment.
While constantly writing and recording new music, Cooke has generated over 6.3 million likes on TikTok for her engaging yet quality content she co-founded House 615, which connects budding country singers, and she even collaborates with a wide range of individuals, from emerging musicians to award-winning producers, to elevate her career.
Therefore, when an exciting new project comes knocking on Ashley’s door, she is the type of artist who jumps at the chance and embraces a quality learning experience. So when the singer and songwriter – Roman Alexander approached Ashley to be the singer for her duet “Between You & Me”, Cooke immediately said yes.
“I got a call from my manager and they said ‘Hey, Roman wants you to skip and do the second verse and do your own version of’ Between You & Me, ‘Cooke shared to About the duo. “So I did it and it turned out really cool! It’s a different take on the song.
In November 2020, Alexander released his first 5-track EP, Between you and me. The Fire collection includes “Beautiful Girls”, “Bad For Me” and the original version “Between You and Me”. In order to keep the momentum positive, the talented idiot decided to take his hit single and add a touch of feminine energy.
Romantic success is that of a man who pours his heart out on a girl with whom he wants to be intimate. However, Cooke and Alexander took a new approach when creating the fresh duo. Now the dynamic duo have changed the honest and catchy lyrics of the second verse to create an intimate and flirtatious conversation.
@theashleycooke Love this guy, love this song 🤍 Show him some love! @romanalexandermusic ## newmusic ## canttalkrightnow ♬ Between you and me (with Ashley Cooke) – Roman Alexander
“Boy, you know me as a nobody / You know I do everything to undo you.” Cooke sings. Listening carefully to the lyrics will give you the impression that you are having a serious and sincere conversation between the couple. The love story-like ballad showcases their own, sweet and impressive voices, which blend perfectly and complement each other.
The mid-tempo track is supported by an acoustic guitar and finger-shaped snaps, which will encourage you to stand up and dance hand-in-hand with your other half in the house.
If you are anything like Celeb Secrets Country your mind is blown away by the beautiful collaboration we didn’t know we wanted, but needed! – read on and learn more about Ashley’s upcoming music projects, her new music video for the single “Sunday Morning Kinda Saturday Night”, and what it’s like to work with the same producer Maren Morris.
Notice our words, this musician will be making her Grand Ole Opry debut in no time!
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Celeb Secrets Country: You recently released a new single called “Between You & Me” with Roman Alexander on Friday April 23 – How are you feeling?
Ashley Cooke: “I’m really excited! So it’s with my friend Roman Alexander and he’s amazing. I’ve known him for a few years now. We kind of run in the same circles in Nashville and he released his version of “Between You & Me” – it’s his song and it blew up. It was all over the playlists. I think he just hit eight million streams on this build. So he was looking for a female duo on it. I had known the song by simply listening and loving Roman and his music.
I got a call from my manager and they said, “Hey, Roman wants you to get on it and do the second verse and kind of do your own version of ‘Between You & Me’. So I did it and it turned out really cool! It’s cool because it’s like a different take on the song. It really turned into a duet. So these are very different versions … in my mind.
Celeb Secrets Country: What was it like recording with Roman Alexander in the studio?
Ashley Cooke: “Recording with him was amazing! We’ve been friends for years. So that was fun because in Nashville pretty much everyone is into music… I mean, it’s like. So we’re all friends apart from music and then we work together. Roman and I were lifelong fans and friends, but we had never worked together. So this was the first time and we just got it wrong. We’re just a bunch of idiots in the studio and it was a really great time! It was just awesome.
CSC: What did you learn about Roman Alexander by recording with him?
AC: “He’s very clumsy! We did a photoshoot in a warehouse and I was sitting in a chair in front of him and he was joking and pretending to remove the chair from under me… but he really did! It’s just a big goofball and it’s funny because I feel like in front of the cameras and on social media it’s very suave. However in person he is goofy, fun and his personality stands out. He really is the best!
CSC: What was your favorite memory of working on this project?
AC: “Damn… it’s so much fun working with this guy!” I think it’s really fun to go on this early trip with another friend who understands and is in the game the same way. It doesn’t really work, it feels like we’re playing. So this is such a fun time, I love it. We’re just young artists in Nashville on the grind, who want to be honest in our music. We want to say what we mean and be honest with ourselves. So he’s amazing and I’m so excited to see his career explode! He’s just going to be everywhere.
CSC: When we the fans sit down and listen to “Between You and Me” for the first time, how would you like us to feel?
AC: “Feel good! It’s one of those songs that it doesn’t take much to like it because the lyrics are so clever. I just want the fans to cook dinner with their loved ones and dance in the kitchen. It’s kind of how I see the song. It’s sweet and it’s romantic, I love it. “
CSC: To accompany your track with Roman Alexander, you are also releasing your new music video for the single “Sunday Morning Kinda Saturday Night” – Could you give tea on this project?
AC: “Oh my God, it was honestly a dream come true! It was my first music video as a solo artist. So, I’m having a blast. When we planned the music video, we thought we were having a bonfire with a group of friends and having a fun party scene. But my song, “Sunday Morning Kinda Saturday Night”, it’s just about getting away from the crowds and just spending a night to come together and be with you, God, and nature and have that special time.
So, we did the clip completely on our own! I was alone in the whole video because I used to say, ‘Let’s go get a bunch of friends and have a fire, drink some beer and everything! But I was alone, which was different for me. Glad everyone sees it! “
CSC: Celeb Secrets Country is following you on social media and it looks like you’ve been working hard in the studio, do you have any new music in the works?
AC: “Dude, we’ve been working on a lot of things… I don’t know how the deployment is going to go yet.
However, my producer Jimmy robbins – just won “Song of the Year” at the Academy of Country Music Awards for “The Bones” with Maren Morris. He really blows me away everyday and working with this guy is amazing. He produced my whole project and his song which I’m really proud of. Like, these aren’t songs that I just would’ve picked to be on the radio for – which I think is something young artists tend to fall for. This project is the perfect balance between me as an artist and my songs. The production is so amazing and I have never been so excited about a project!
I will say that I have been making music since I was 10 years old. So I worked with many producers and in different studios across the United States. The best way I can describe working with Jimmy is that he just understands. I remember we were working on a song and I was like ‘hey, that sounds a little too happy… I don’t know what this is, and just in a minute he was like’ hey can -you tone up this guitar and lower your voice here.
He knew exactly what to do, the sound I was looking for and the sound we wanted to create together. He enjoys speaking the language of music in all its aspects. I mean, he’s amazing.
CSC: What did you learn from Jimmy Robbins?
AC: “I think you should NEVER stop learning. You are still learning, even if you have a million Grammys sitting in your window. You should always seek to learn because music is constantly evolving. So, he is the best teacher and I will always be a student.
CSC: You took to social media and asked your fans which cities you should visit on tour – can we expect a tour from you anytime soon?
AC: “I really hope that! So my agent and I met a few days ago and we’re trying to plan something just because last year I gained almost 600,000 followers on TikTok. People come to Nashville all the time. Every time I play a show someone says to me, ‘Hey, I came from Seattle, Ohio, or Colorado just to come see the show. So that made my wheels spin. I really want to go and play shows, because I’m terrified of being an artist that is on these amazing playlists, which would always be great, but people don’t really know me as a human, they just know my music. I really want to know my fans and know my supporters. With COVID-19, it’s difficult because a lot of tours have been postponed from 2019 to 2021. We’re going to hit the little bars and wherever we can just to hang out and play with people. So, this is going to be fun!
CSC: Since we’re Celeb Secrets Country – Do you have any secrets about the duo that we fans might find surprising?
AC: “It’s funny because I feel like it’s easy for people to see like a guy and a girl together and think, ‘Oh, they have to be together.’ But, Roman and I are just best friends and he has an amazing girlfriend that I’m good friends with. We are simply best friends, we respect each other and love to collaborate musically. “