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Ashley is a proud Florida native, born and raised on the west [Gulf] coast of Florida near St. Petersburg. She’s a graduate of the University of North Florida, where she started in radio in 2009 as an intern. After getting her degree, Ashley worked as a morning show producer, on-air personality, and is now co-host of Obie & Ashley on K92.3, as well as the music director for the station. Aside from work, community and charity events, Ashley loves the outdoors whether it be boating, paddleboarding or whatever spur of the moment activity may come up with her friends, family and boyfriend, Matt. A proud Aunt and overall family-oriented woman, Ashley loves spending time with her four nieces and nephews, two brothers, and parents – who all still reside in the St. Petersburg area. In just a short time, Ashley has been part of a team nominated for four CMA’s [Country Music Association] Awards, multiple ACM [Academy of Country Music] Awards, and also accepted a prestigious Gracies’ Award in New York City in 2017, honoring women in media - specifically for her efforts in roundtable coverage from the Pulse Orlando tragedy. You can catch “Ashley’s All Access” weekday mornings - she is Orlando’s direct connection to all things Nashville from new music, to her relationships with the artists and record labels and what’s going on in their lives and careers. From interviews to first-hand information, no one covers Nashville in Orlando like Ashley! Follow Ashley on Instagram at @AshleyOnK923 & be sure to listen weekday mornings from 6AM – 10AM!


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Ashley’s All Access: 2018 CMA Awards

Greetings from Nashville! The 2018 CMA Awards have now come and went - but not without some amazing country music moments to remember the night! Here’s a shot from inside the arena:

The roar from the inside of the arena of excitement for Keith Urban taking home Entertainer of the Year was pretty awesome to witness. Everyone loves Keith and sometimes he’s not the front runner in these categories.

But - here’s a few photos from my trip of out and about in Nashville!

Tuesday night was the BBR CMA Pre-Party. BBR is the record label Jason Aldean is on and my mom snapped this photo of him from a few feet away:

All of the artists’ bars are so close to each other on lower Broadway:

And, my parents had an absolutely amazing time - my mom didn’t want the CMA Awards to end:

And how cool is this - Brad Paisley came into his private event on Tuesday to play us his new song “Bucked Off” and he casually strolled over to my parents to jokingly say “I need to learn this on guitar before tomorrow night.” Such a cool experience for them to have a superstar come up and talk to them! And then, we had a cameo on Brad’s Instagram video:

I hope you enjoyed keeping up with everything behind the scenes from Nashville on social media - it’s FREEZING and I hate cold weather - but, I’m ready to get back to Florida and be able to share some more all access experiences with you!

Kane Brown & Wife Already Getting Baby Questions From Fellow Country Artist

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Kane Brown & Wife Already Getting Baby Questions From Fellow Country Artist

Kane Brown and his wife haven’t even been married for a month and they are already dealing with what every newlywed couple deals with... the “when are you having kids” question. Everyone deals with it, but usually that question is coming from family members like parents, grandparents, aunts, etc. You wouldn’t think your artist friend and old tour mate would be asking that but... Kane Brown and his wife have gotten that question more from Jason Aldean and Brittany Aldean than ANYONE ELSE. 

Kane Brown tells Taste of Country that Brittany “keeps asking if we're having one.”

Kane did answer the question though and told Taste of Country that they aren’t in that headspace yet. In fact, he says they probably won't be ready for quite a while. "Kaetlyn wants to wait until she's, like, 30," he says of his 26-year-old wife, and adds that he's fine with that timeline. "I'm not complaining."

Brown says he'd eventually like to have "one or two kids," but for right now, the couple's two dogs are keeping them busy.

Kane Brown’s sophomore album was released on Friday 11/9 and he will head out on his first headlining arena tour at the beginning of 2019!

Thomas Rhett Taking Over Downtown Nashville Creating Care Packages for Troops

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Thomas Rhett Taking Over Downtown Nashville Creating Care Packages for Troops

The CMA Awards may be this Wednesday, but Thomas Rhett is going above and beyond this week to make sure he can also incorporate giving back to the troops - and YOU’RE invited - it’s open to volunteers!

Crown Royal and Thomas Rhett are taking over downtown Nashville Tuesday, November 13 at the Bridgestone Arena. They’ll be recycling the well-known Crown Royal purple bag and using them for care packages for active duty service members overseas.“The whisky brand is on a mission to distribute 1 million care packages to military heroes and those impacted by unforeseen circumstances such as natural disasters by 2020. Adult volunteers 21+ are encouraged to stop by to fill iconic Crown Royal purple bags with uplifting notes, food and personal care items! All care packages this season will be donated to long-term Crown Royal partner, Packages From Home, a non-profit organization dedicated to sending care and comfort packages to deployed American military heroes overseas.” WHERE: Bridgestone Arena Plaza, 501 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 WHEN: Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT

Kane Brown Tells Obie & Ashley He Tried Joining Military

Kane Brown joined us on the Obie & Ashley show today on the day of his album release and of course we had a lot to talk about! For one we had to congratulate him on his recent Nashville wedding, and I had to tell him how stunning his wife Kate looked!

Another interesting thing we never knew about Kane though is that he tried going into the military at one point but couldn’t get in because of one thing: his tattoos.

You can hear the full interview on today’s episode of Obie & Ashley on the iTunes podcast here. (Check back after 11AM for full audio).

Kane Brown Trying To Help Mom Get Back On Her Feet

Kane Brown recently spoke publicly, like he has in the past, about his family history and the struggles they faced as he grew up - even at times saving for just a 69 cent McDonald hamburger.

Kane admits his mom is going through another rough patch:

"My family goes through depression. I did buy her a car for her birthday a year ago, or two years ago. But something else I did, she's been living in my Pop, which is her dad's basement. She just moved into the basement, and she's been really depressed. So I called her, and I was like, 'Mom, I want to take care of you, so go pick out an apartment, whichever apartment you want.' So she got an apartment."

Kenny Chesney Announces 2019 Tour

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Kenny Chesney Announces 2019 Tour

Kenny Chesney will be making a stop in Florida in 2019! It’s rare that Kenny actually goes out on two back to back tours year after year these days - but the 2019 Songs for the Saints tour will be a tad more intimate venues, not the stadiums:

Champaign, Ill. @ State Farm Center

Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Van Andel Arena

Greensboro, N.C. @ Greensboro Coliseum

Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem

Tallahassee, Fla. @ Donald L Tucker Civic Center

Orange Beach, Ala. @ The Wharf 

Columbia, Mo. @ Mizzou Arena

Wichita, Kan. @ INTRUST Bank Arena

Wilkes-Barre, Penn. @ Mohegan Sun Arena

Atlantic City, N.J. @ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena

Tuscaloosa, Ala. @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

People Names Thomas Rhett Sexiest Country Star

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People Names Thomas Rhett Sexiest Country Star

Thomas Rhett has been named “Sexiest Country Star” by People Magazine for their 2018 issue of the sexiest people alive, basically.

Idris Elba was the man who took the entire category as “Sexiest Man Alive,” but T-Rhett’s taking home the country win.

And of course we can’t forget, country’s own Blake Shelton did win the main event last year as People’s Sexiest Man Alive....

Jason Aldean’s Baby Girl’s Name Is....

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Jason Aldean’s Baby Girl’s Name Is....

The Aldean’s celebrated their baby girl on the way today with a baby shower in Nashville - and, it was star-studded itself! 

Jason’s wife Brittany is due this February, and the two revealed the baby girl’s name will be Navy Rome Williams. Williams is Aldean’s legal last name (Aldean is basically a stage name).

The two already have son Memphis - and he has two daughters from his previous marriage.

George Strait Announces One-Night Only Concert

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George Strait Announces One-Night Only Concert

If you’ve been wanting to see George Strait, you better make time for a roadtrip to Georgia - there’s no telling how many more shows George is going to do!

He’s headed to Atlanta in 2019 to Mercedes-Benz Stadium on March 30. Strait will have opening acts; reigning CMA and ACM male vocalist of the year, Chris Stapleton, Chris Janson (best new artist nominee at the 2018 CMA Awards) singer/songwriter Ashley McBryde.

Tickets, which start at $49, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 16 via Ticketmaster here.

Kelsea Ballerini To Perform During Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

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Kelsea Ballerini To Perform During Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is considered to be a pretty elite event when it comes to current supermodels, and the who’s who in the entertainment industry is usually in attendance.

Well this year - they’re all going to get a taste of country when Kelsea Ballerini takes the stage at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show December 2nd on ABC. 

Kane Brown Among Country Stars in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Kane Brown Among Country Stars in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Get ready! Now that we’re in November, we’re all gearing up for the holiday season. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in my household has always been a staple - I’ve always looked forward to waking up and watching it.

As far as country artist’s this year participating in the parade, we’ve got Kane Brown, Carly Pearce, Sugarland, Martina McBride, and I believe a few more may be announced.

Justin Timberlake Describes Falling In Love With Wife Jessica Biel

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Justin Timberlake Describes Falling In Love With Wife Jessica Biel

Justin Timberlake’s new book, “Hindsight: & All The Things I I Can’t See In Front Of Me” is one that reveals quite the personal side we haven’t heard from Justin before.

Perhaps it’s the journey of life that’s taken him to now being married with a child that has him sharing some insight into his career, and personal life.

He shared the absolute sweetest words about his wife, actress Jessica Biel:

“When I met Jess, it was undeniable how beautiful she is . . . We were at a surprise party in Hollywood at a speakeasy kind of bar, a private club, and we were standing around in a group of people.” 


Timberlake says he made a “sarcastic comment” that “nobody got except her.” While he didn’t ask for her number that night because he had to “psych” himself up, his friend brought the 7th Heaven alum to one of his concerts in San Diego.

And, remember Justin’s hit song, “Mirrors?” It’s about Biel. “I wrote the song ‘Mirrors’ for my wife. We were living together at the time. We weren’t engaged yet. In fact, it was years before I proposed . . . She’s become a huge influence in my life, and I have such admiration for her. … She’s a very good writer. She’s a poet. She’s a tremendous actor. She’s funny . . . She changed me. She changed my life . . . All of that is in ‘Mirrors.’ Not the details. But the way it felt to have my life be touched by her.” 

See more here.

Jake Owen Admits He Hate Missing Events with Daughter

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Jake Owen Admits He Hate Missing Events with Daughter

Jake Owen remembers the days before he had a child [daughter Pearl] - and how he’d observe his crew members being so ready to get home to their kids. He admitted he once didn’t understand that excitement - but now that he’s been a dad a few years, he totally gets it.

Jake says the worst thing now though is when he has to miss big events, like a daddy-daughter dance.

"There was a daddy-daughter dance, and it was the same [day] that I had a show booked. I hate that I have to miss those moments." 


Country Stars Go Above & Beyond This Year For Halloween Costumes

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Country Stars Go Above & Beyond This Year For Halloween Costumes

The Aldean family went Star Wars this year for Halloween! Jason, wife Brittany, and son Memphis were all decked out - and I must say, I love the fact that Brittany decided to go with Chewbacca. She is pregnant with Baby #2 and I can only imagine she wasn’t wanting to wear anything uncomfortable, that’s for sure!

Then we got Brett Eldredge who went Jurassic Park with his dog, Edgar Boogie.....freakin’ hilarious:

My Exclusive: Going Up With Jones Brothers Seaplane in Tavares - Get The All Access!

I got to experience the amazing Jones Brothers Air & Seaplane Adventures in Tavares, FL - located just about 30 minutes outside of Orlando, and I have to say - it’s a must-do if you’re one up for an adventure!

The great thing about Jones Bros. is that they have so many different experiences depending on what you’re looking for - via a seaplane!

For instance - looking for an exciting date, or something to “woo” that special someone? Jones Bros. can take you up in a seaplane over to a romantic dinner at the Hillstone Restaurant in Winter Park at Lake Killarney, or even just a short ride if that’s more your style.

What about a girls or guys trip - with a bar hop via seaplane? Jones Bros. can fly you over to Eaton Beach for a nice day trip - or even a local bar hop with the surrounding lakes in the Tavares/Lake County area.

Customize a flight, for your experience, your time limit - and do it all right here in Central Florida with Jones Brothers! You can get more info and contact Jones Brothers here.

The entire segment including other Central Florida “must-do’s” can be viewed on ‘Inside Central Florida’ on your Roku, Apple TV, or other streaming device within the WFTV Now app.

Jon Pardi New Face of Wrangler

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Jon Pardi New Face of Wrangler

Jon Pardi is one of the few country artists these days that you might find wearing a true pair of old Wrangler’s - and let me say, he wears them well!

So well that Wrangler has officially made Jon the new face, and umm.....[lower half?] of their Wrangler Retro line:

Luke Bryan’s Mom Thanks Fans For Hurricane Relief to Panhandle

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Luke Bryan’s Mom Thanks Fans For Hurricane Relief to Panhandle

Luke Bryan’s mom LeClaire had a condo in Mexico Beach - located in Florida’s panhandle, just one of the areas that was basically completely devastated after Hurricane Michael. 

While LeClaire shared with Inside Edition her return to the condo after the hurricane - she has now released a video via social media to thank those that have come to the relief of the panhandle:

Blake Shelton Announces 2019 Tour

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Blake Shelton Announces 2019 Tour

Blake Shelton is heading back out on tour and this time with some really amazing, legendary country music bands and artists! And, there’s three Florida dates!

It was announced yesterday that Blake would be bringing along The Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson, Trace Adkins, and Lauren Alaina.

Blake Shelton's 2019 Friends and Heroes Tour Dates:

     Feb. 14 -- Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Chesapeake Energy Arena Feb. 15 -- Kansas City, Mo. @ Sprint Center Feb. 16 -- Sioux Falls, S.D. @ Denny Sanford Premier Center Feb. 21 -- Indianapolis, Ind. @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse Feb. 22 -- Buffalo, N.Y. @ Keybank Center Feb. 23 -- Pittsburgh, Penn. @ PPG Paints Arena Feb. 28 -- Peoria, Ill. @ Peoria Civic Center March 1 -- Louisville, Ky. @ KFC YUM! Center March 2 -- Evansville, Ind. @ Ford Center March 7 -- Jacksonville, Fla. @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena March 8 -- Tampa, Fla. @ Amalie Arena March 9 -- Sunrise, Fla. @ BB&T Center March 14 -- Des Moines, Iowa @ Wells Fargo Arena March 15 -- St. Paul, Minn. @ Xcel Energy Center March 16 -- Green Bay, Wisc. @ Resch Center March 21-22 -- Uncasville, Conn. @ Mohegan Sun Arena March 23 -- Albany, N.Y. @ Times Union Center
Jason Aldean Wins Money From Lottery

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Jason Aldean Wins Money From Lottery

Jason Aldean is a huge jokester. And after the Mega Million lottery went to 1.6 Billion dollars, he decided to make a few jokes. He posted to social media that he won $2 from the lottery and would really like privacy for him and his family. LOL his daughter, Keeley, commented on the picture asking for a new car and Aldean quickly denied it with a laugh too.

Kane Brown Gets Dream Truck

When country music artists get new cars, it’s not usually news. But when Kane Brown gets a car that is taller than a house and has his name on the front grill… its BIG news! He posted a picture to social media of the new truck, check it out:



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