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Kassi Ashton

MCA Nashville/Interscope recording artist Kassi Ashton released her dynamic new song, “Heavyweight,” on Friday (October 22nd). Written by Kassi, Luke Laird, and Hillary Lindsey, the sultry song tells a story of a woman being underestimated in the midst of heart break. The lyrics, Whatever you got to say, I’d appreciate / Just the bare-bone cold hard truth / I’d rather be alone / to be honest, I’m a full grown woman / I can handle your hardest shot, give me what you’ve got/ I’ve seen way worse than you/ paint a picture of the strength and unwavering determination, two attributes Kassi wishes to share most with her fans. Listen to Kassi Ashton’s “Heavyweight” HERE.

“This song is to those of us who don’t want sugar coated bullshit, to hear it like it is,” says Kassi. “It is for those of us who have seen the worst and made it through. Those of us who can take on all we’re given and more.”

Kassi’s visual trailer of “Heavyweight” accompanies the new track, featuring dark imagery and symbolism of breaking free. Watch HERE.

“Heavyweight” joins Kassi’s previous critically acclaimed releases “California, Missouri,” “Hopeless,” “Violins,” and more. For additional information, visit

About Kassi Ashton
Kassi brings a whole new attitude to country music. The California, Missouri singer/songwriter touched down with a string of critically acclaimed tracks released by UMG Nashville in conjunction with Interscope Records. Her introductory release “California, Missouri” stirred up widespread critical acclaim from Taste of Country, CMT, The Boot, and many more. Named “Who to Watch” by Huffington Post, The Tennessean, and radio personality Bobby Bones. Rolling Stone lauded her as “a devilish songwriter who isn’t afraid to flip convention on its head,” while Refinery29 claimed, “she blends pop aesthetics with a presence doused in no-fucks-left-to-give authenticity,” and PAPER Magazine called her “the next big country superstar.”

Audio / Kassi Ashton talks about her new song, "Heavyweight."


Kassi Ashton (Heavyweight) OC: …song, ‘Heavyweight.’ :18
“I wrote ‘Heavyweight’ with Luke Laird and Hillary Lindsey. I came to them with the idea of I hate when people sugarcoat the truth just because I look like I can’t take it. We all knew that there were others out there that felt the same way and out came my new song, ‘Heavyweight.’”

Audio / LINER Kassi Ashton (Heavyweight)