When you are going in at a scheduled interview time to visit with an artist, and while you may have read a bio, looked at some pictures, and listened to her music, it will be the first time you have ever actually met this person. Truth is you can look at pictures all day, but unless you’re the type that gets a quick sense for people, ya just don’t know until you know … and even then, your first impression may not be spot on.
That’s the way I felt when I was about to speak with Ashley Puckett. On the Free Range Texan we do our homework. I already know the answers to most of the questions I am asking. Ashley Puckett’s promotion machine was being handled by people in the industry that I have grown to respect. In short, they don’t deal with riff raff. MTS Management Group is one such organization, so you assume that their artists have their stuff together.
We on Free Range Texan always endeavor to make our guests (artists) not only feel at home, putting them at ease as quickly as possible in an interview, but we take steps to give them good representation on our Free Range Texan Network. With an artist like Ashley Puckett, it’s actually pretty easy.
I know what you’re thinking. I thought this article was about Ashley Puckett, and I guess, I just wanted everyone to understand that while a lesser experienced interviewer may feel a bit inhibited by speaking directly with an artist like Ashley Puckett, the truth is all that beauty and talent is just a layer or two that peels back into a genuinely friendly and regular girl. My conversation with Ashley Puckett was delightful.
You see, all of this is important. Ashley Puckett is easily glamorized by her movie starlet good looks and powerful delivery in the recording studio. But it is my opinion that the girl next door is alive and well in Ashley’s heart that beats for country music and those important things in life, like personal and business relationships that are characterized by honesty and respect.
In this day and time, you never know. So many things can happen as a career begins to skyrocket. But now and then we feel like we want to pick one, and use those familiar words, “this one is one to watch.” That is exactly the way we feel about Ashley Puckett, and why we hand picked her to be our guest on Episode 41 of the Free Range Texan Podcast, rolling out Thursday, March 13th right after dark Texas time. Enjoy!