Kassi Ashton has been writing genre-bending songs since the age of 15. Now, she's signed with UMG Nashville and is teasing the upcoming release of her first full-length album with the single "California, Missouri," a song about her hometown.

"You don't have to be around her very long before you are struck by the 'otherworldly spirit' that rides alongside what is an otherwise kooky, fun soul," UMG Nashville's Chairman and CEO Mike Dungan shares. "And after about 90 seconds of hearing you sing, you know that you are in for a ride."

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