Multi-Talented, Ashlee Willis, Releases New Song “Don’t Let the Music Die”

Last week, singer/songwriter/DJ, Ashlee Williss (aka DJBadAsh) released her latest single “Don’t Let the Music Die” and we’ve been playing it all week long!

The song is upbeat and catchy, with a rhythm that you can’t help but dance to, and Ashlee Willis knows a thing or two about making people dance. Williss may be better known as DJBadAsh, is a phenomenal DJ that has performed at local festivals; Stagecoach & Tailgate Fest. Williss’ ability to mix songs, live, while entertaining an audience at a concert or festival, come through in the work that she and producer T.I Jakke accomplished during “Don’t Let the Music Die”.

The song is a perfect addition to any summer playlist and goes perfectly with a pool party & ice cold adult beverage. As concerts and festivals start up again, we can’t wait to hear this song performed live, during one of Ashlee Williss’ sets.

Be sure to listen to “Don’t Let the Music Die” on any music platform and be on the lookout for the video, which will be released on Tuesday, May, 11.

To learn more about Ashlee Williss, visit ashleewillissmusic.com, and follow Ashlee Williss on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.

Read More about Ashlee Williss below:

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (April 30, 2021) – Ashlee Williss is a genre-melding maverick, on the cutting edge of Pop, Dance and Country, she effortlessly blends her southern roots with a light EDM flare in her new single, “Don’t Let The Music Die”, available now on all digital platforms. The upbeat, dance-inspired tune, produced by T.I Jakke (Ava Max hit “Kings & Queens”) – offers listeners a much needed break from the heaviness of current times, and was written by Williss (in the stairwell of her apartment, no less) with the hope of creating a three-minute moment of feel-good fun and inclusivity.

“When I wrote ‘Don’t Let the Music Die,’ I was imagining being in a crowd of people lost in the music,” said Williss of the song. “Covid took away those magical moments you only experience with human interaction. I wanted to relive that, even if only in my mind.” “Don’t Let the Music Die” is just the start from the DJ-turned-artist, music video is due out May 11.

Ashlee (aka DJ Bad Ash) made her mark as the one & only female county music DJ as well as spinning some of the hottest celeb events and notable festivals across the globe, Williss returns to the world of original music with a strong lineup of on-deck releases coming down the pipeline in 2021.

RELEASE, “DON’T LET THE MUSIC DIE”
Produced by No. 1 Airplay Songwriter T.I Jakke

About Ashlee Williss:

Born out of a life of trials and tribulations, Ashlee Williss’ story is one of a singer-songwriter who needed music to escape – and turned that escape into her purpose. Seamlessly blending genres of pop, dance and country, her sound and story immediately connect with audiences who crave that same escape. Seeking out more than her humble beginnings had to offer in Jacksonville FL, a move to L.A. at 18 quickly saw promising opportunities including notoriety on ABC’s The Bachelor and Fuller House, several song placements on TV/Film; singing, songwriting and voiceover work for all 12 episodes of Netflix hit show Absurd Planet; Gibson guitar endorsement; performances at The GRAMMYS® and American Music Awards gifting suites; and even a song ‘on hold’ by country superstars Rascal Flatts.

After tragedy struck in 2013 (Williss’ boyfriend passed away the day she launched her debut single), Williss took a creative detour into the world of DJing. She found herself at the board as DJ Bad Ash, opening for acts like Snoop Dog, Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine, Diplo, and Cardi B (among others), and taking the stage at festivals like Stagecoach, Tortuga Music Festival, and Country2Country. Though the venture made Williss fall in love with music again, “I missed playing my own songs so much… I saw this as the perfect opportunity to re-embrace that exposed singer-songwriter I’d put aside for so long.” Partnering with hit producer T.I Jakke (Ava Max, “Kings & Queens”), “Don’t Let the Music Die” will launch the first of several new tunes from Williss – a dancy, mid-tempo tune encompassing her unique mix of pop, country and dance all in one.

To learn more about Ashlee Williss, visit ashleewillissmusic.com, and follow Ashlee Williss on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.

Stagecoach 2019: Weekend in Review

Another year of Stagecoach has come and gone… and MAN, what a weekend!  Earlier today, I was telling a colleague that there simply aren’t enough hours in the weekend, to do/see EVERYTHING during Stagecoach, but we tried.

The following is a brief list of some of the activities, events or moments in which we participated, experienced and/or witnessed.  Over the next few weeks we will cover many of the artists, events and happenings that transpired during Stagecoach, but in the meantime, here is a brief glimpse as to what to expect.

Young Artists at Stagecoach–  Youth was definitly on full display this year at Stagecoach with artists like Abby Anderson (22), Danielle Bradbery (22), Lauren Alaina (24) and Kane Brown (25) showcasing their incredible talents.  These twenty somethings are up and coming stars, that thrilled festival attendees with their lyrics, and performances.  Everyone I spoke with, who saw these four perform, raved about their energy and showmanship and those that missed them, were kicking themselves for missing out on the experience.  Be on the lookout for these youthful artists, they’ll be coming to a town near you, very soon.

Boots On Stage–  At a secluded hotel in La Quinta, CA, a very private pool party took place, which featured a performance by Chase Bryant; DJBadAsh spinning on the turntables, supermodel Jessica Vaugn, several NFL players and Hollywood A-listers in attendance.  For the past two years, Boots on Stage has hosted or collablorated on the biggest party during Stagecoach weekend… this year was no different.  The pool party was the perfect way to start off your Saturday and the Neon Carnival was the best way to end it… Boots on Stage had their hand in both events!

Neon Carnival–  Easily the best party to attend during Coachella AND during Stagecoach!  Look it up on IG, YouTube, etc.  If you can attend… GO!  It started at 10pm and ended around 4am.  DeeJay Silver and DJ Rukus kept the people dancing all night and morning long!

Shallow–  Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s song from “A Star is Born” was played and  performed throughout the weekend.  Danielle Bradbery performed it during her phenomenal set, but Jimmie Allen and Abby Anderson performed our favorite version, during Jimmie Allen’s set, on Sunday.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to listen to their rendition, stop reading, listen to it and come back.  We promise, you won’t regret it.

Photo-op with a Living Legend–  Bret Michaels of Bret Michaels Band, stopped by the media tent and media professionals (myself included) reverted back to their 13 year old selves and went completely fanboy/girl!!!  Bret Michaels sat and did interviews, shook hands, posed for pictures and made everyone’s day.  He was kind enough to take a photo with me and thanked me for covering his performance.  What a LEGEND!

RV Resort–  This is the place to be if you want to get the full Stagecoach experience.  Line dancing, drinking games, above ground pools and scantily clad men & women.  This place is next level fun!

Sam Hunt’s Bodyguard–  This is one of the coolest stories I came across during the weekend.  Through a mutual friend, I met Sam Hunt’s bodyguard.  A young, cool, mellow, former Green Beret, former UFC fighter, Sam Hunt’s brother-in-law and his current bodyguard.  He’s a great guy, who served his country and has plenty of stories to share from the many phases of his life.

Be sure to stop by weekly for a new story from the best weekend in the Coachella Valley, Stagecoach weekend!

 

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