FIRST ARTIST SIGNED TO ANDERSON COMPANY’S LIQUID DIGITAL MEDIA TO TOUR SOUTHWEST
September 14, 2009 – New York – Multi-talented newcomer Ashlyne Huff is the first artist signed to the Anderson Companies new innovative music marketing and recording company, Liquid Digital Media. Huff will release her first single, an infectious blend of pop and rock called “Heart of Gold”, through iTunes and WalMart.com on September 22nd – the day before she’ll be kicking off a eight city tour through the Southwest. Her debut album is set for release in the spring of 2010.
Huff’s vocal prowess and passion for songwriting seems only natural given her family background. Her father, Dann Huff, is a highly sought after producer and session guitarist producing albums for the likes of Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts and performing on hits by Michael Jackson, Madonna and Faith Hill. Huff began her first foray into performing as an accomplished dancer which she still uniquely incorporates into her live shows. Beginning dance lessons at the age of seven, she joined the Opryland Kids Club at age eleven in the final year the theme park was open. It was there she realized she had to sing if she wanted to continue to perform as a dancer. “I was actually afraid to sing because people came in and out of my dad’s studio who could sing really well,” Huff recalls. “But I did it and wound up singing all through high school.”
Music was always in Huff’s blood, but it wasn’t until college that she truly discovered her love for songwriting – and it didn’t take long for Huff’s powerhouse voice and flair for storytelling to get noticed. In December 2006, she was approached by Anderson Merchandisers. Anderson Companies is one of the nation’s largest distributors of pre-recorded music, movies, and books, which services retail stores throughout the U.S. The company was launching its own record label, Liquid Digital Media, and wanted Huff to be the first artist they signed.
After graduating from Belmont University in Nashville, Huff began working on her album and co-wrote every song on the upcoming release. In addition, a song Huff co-wrote with Tommy Lee James and Stefanie Ridel entitled “I’m Done” appeared on the Pussycat Dolls’ latest album Doll Domination in early 2008.
This fall, Huff will embark on her first tour performing at Walmart stores throughout the Southwest. Excited to bring her music to a live audience, Huff says, “Touring is a great opportunity for me to showcase my new music. I really think there’s something for everyone in my songs and I can’t wait for people to hear them.” She will be opening for various artists including Katharine McPhee (Verve Music Group), Emily Osment (Wind-Up Records) of Disney’s The Hannah Montana Show, KSM (Buena Vista Records) and Bomshel (Curb Records). The tour will be stopping in the following cities:
September 23rd – Wichita Falls, TX *with Bomshel
September 24th – Lubbock, TX *with Bomshel
September 26th – Rio Rancho, NM *with Bomshel
September 28th – Glendale, AZ *with Bomshel
September 30th – Oceanside, CA *with Katharine McPhee
October 1st – San Jacinto, CA *with Emily Osment
October 2nd – Lancaster, CA *with KSM
October 3rd – Santa Clarita, CA *with KSM