llinois-based and Nashville-obsessed singer-songwriter Ashley Riley is premiering her latest track, “Leaving Nashville,” exclusively for readers of The Boot.
Despite what the song’s title might make listeners think, the inspiration for “Leaving Nashville” comes from Riley’s self-described “crush” on Music City.
“I’m inspired by the songwriting community and the people, and I’ve always felt very welcome there,” Riley tells The Boot. “I love driving around all the different neighborhoods, just exploring and going to the local coffee shops and restaurants and vintage stores.”
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