Rising star Kassi Ashton mixes melancholy and hope beautifully to deliver a stirring rendition of the Dolly Parton classic “Hard Candy Christmas.” Written by Carol Hall for the Broadway musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, which later became a movie starring Parton, “Hard Candy Christmas” serves as testimony that while things may be tough right now, it will get better.
“I think we can all agree, it’s been a hell of a year,” says Kassi. “But as the year comes to a close, and we are all in the holiday spirit, it’s time to decide what we take with us and what we leave behind- and there is no better fitting song for that than Dolly Parton’s ‘Hard Candy Christmas.’”
Listen to Kassi Ashton’s “Hard Candy Christmas” HERE
About Kassi Ashton:
Kassi brings a whole new attitude to country music. The California, Missouri singer/songwriter touched down with a string of critically acclaimed tracks released by UMG Nashville in conjunction with Interscope Records. Her introductory release “California, Missouri” stirred up widespread critical acclaim from Taste of Country, CMT, The Boot, and many more. Named “Who to Watch” by Huffington Post, The Tennessean, and radio personality Bobby Bones. Rolling Stone lauded her as “a devilish songwriter who isn’t afraid to flip convention on its head,” while Refinery29 claimed, “she blends pop aesthetics with a presence doused in no-fucks-left-to-give authenticity,” and PAPER Magazine called her “the next big country superstar.”