CountryTown is proud to premiere the new single, Good & Bad Days, from dual Golden Guitar winner Ashleigh Dallas as well as its accompanying music video.
Co-written with multi-award-winning artist Matt Scullion, the song is about celebrating the sunny days and riding with the storms, knowing people will love you on your good and your bad days.
Ashleigh says, “I had the idea and the chorus, but I always got stuck when I was doing the verse, and I don’t often co-write outside of the family, but this turned into a cool Zoom co-write. I have often wanted to explore more with co-writing and I’ve always wanted to write with Matt, so I played him the chorus and the song fell very naturally after that.”
She adds, “If you look at social media, we know everyone has bad days, but we just don’t want to show the bad stuff all the time and instead we only want to highlight the good stuff. Social media has played into people having to present a good day, and there are days that can affect my mood and you can’t get on social media, but you have to remember it’s a highlights reel.”
The music video, directed by Jay Seeney from Blacklist Productions, stays true to the concept that the bad days make you cherish and appreciate the good days more.
She says, “The clip was a lot of fun to make with the concept of having the most unrealistic good day to the most unrealistic bad day. We shot it around Tamworth, and it wasn’t very hard to convince some friends to spray me with wine – they wanted more takes of that! We also wanted the family component with the clip to make it relatable, so it ends with (husband) Chris and (daughter) Harriet.”
Ashleigh is third generation in a country music family dynasty. Born in Australia’s Country Music Capital of Tamworth NSW, the CMAA graduate grew up listening to the musical sounds of her family – Roll of Renown recipient and Golden Guitar winner, Rex Dallas and Golden Guitar winner, producer and multi-instrumentalist father, Brett Dallas. She began violin lessons at the age of 6, and learned to play acoustic guitar, mandolin, ukulele and banjo and started songwriting when she reached her teenage years.
Her latest album Reflection was released in 2019, and followed 2015’s Otherside of Town and her award-winning 2017 album Lighthouse, which debuted at number two on the ARIA Country Charts just below Keith Urban. Since the age of 16, Ashleigh has been a proud ambassador for the music festival Tunes In The Tropics, held on Fiji’s Coral Coast. In the 10 years of the trip, Ashleigh has been a part of raising money for the local Fijian Community and local schools while sharing her songs to the festival goers and local families.
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