For her exclusive Ram Country acoustic performance of "Where Country Grows," Ashton Shepherd and her guitarist took it to the banks of Nashville's Cumberland River... where they had thousands of backup singers.
When Shepherd and the Yahoo! Music crew walked through the trees and arrived at their scenic riverside location in June, it became clear that the noisy bugs that hatch only every 13 years in the South were going to be picked up by the microphones, no matter what. So when life gives you a plague of cicadas... make cicada-ade, right?
Shepherd was a little confused, when she got to Nashville, by everyone calling the giant bugs by the lovely name of "cicadas," when, growing up in Alabama, she knew them by a different name. "Mommy and daddy always said they were the 13-year locusts. And when I think back on that sound"—she makes a low roar—"that we'd hear in the summer, I thought they were katydids. So am I confused all the way around or what? Maybe somebody will hear my plea andRead More »from Ashton Shepherd Performs “Where Country Grows” Where Cicadas Grow