Ashley Anne Calls Out The Fakers With ‘Fake Tan’ (Review)
Ashley Anne knows exactly what she wants, and she knows her self-worth. She also has no time for the fake men who probably paid for a blue check mark. With “Fake Tan,” the rising singer-songwriter calls out the fakers and the liars with a razor-sharp lyric.
“Fake Tan” (co-written with Carson Wallace and Shelby Lynn Madison) is a little bit Kellie Pickler and a whole lotta Raelynn. A perfect pop-country blend, the giddy uptempo finds Anne clutching her self-respect closer to her chest.
“I’d rather spend every dime on a $44.99 bottle sitting on a beauty store shelf,” she sings. She’d rather do that than chase a man who spends all his time “just talking about himself.”
Listen to “Fake Tan” below.
Anne wanted to be a rockstar like Hannah Montana growing up. In many ways, she’s lived out her dream. While she’s clearly making country music, Miley Cyrus (whose roots run deep in the genre) remains a strong influence in her work. Her other big influence is Dolly, of course, namely in how storytelling guides her songwriting pen.
Originally from Virginia Beach, Anne now resides in Nashville where she’s studying at Belmont University. Juggling music-making, school, and work is no easy task, but one at which Anne truly excels. “I was terrified to come here, yet so excited to be challenged in my artistry,” she told Pro Country. “However, once I got here, not only did I feel challenged with all of the talent in this town, but loved so deeply by everyone around me. Music is all love, and that is all music is.”
Whether it’s her viral hit “Dear Dolly” or her latest “Fake Tan,” Ashley Anne knows exactly how to write a good tune. And she shows no signs of slowing down. She’s just getting started.