Asta Wylie
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Asta Wylie

Seattle, WA | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Seattle, WA | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo Americana Country


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Asta Wylie is a renegade, girl-power anthem artist, bringing a unique sound to the country music scene of Nashville.

Asta has been creative and performance oriented since she was a child. She started with dance, at the age of one, after seeing her first ballet and falling head over heels in love with it. She impressively practiced ballet, salsa, bachata, zouk, musical theater, tap, jazz, and competitive ballroom over the next 17 years, with a goal of eventually becoming a professional ballroom dancer. However, a knee break in  2013 temporarily paused her dance career, and she turned to songwriting to produce creative content in another way. When she was able to return to dance, she found a new relationship with the music. Dance became a way of expressing the music that she had grown to love even more through writing her own songs. As she was finishing high school, she found it harder and harder to balance her dance and music careers and realized it was time to make a choice: ballroom or music. The spring of her senior year she attended NSAI’s Spring Training and Tin Pan South – a songwriter’s music festival in Nashville – and her choice was made. She fell in love with Nashville and the music industry and decided she would move down the following fall to chase her music dreams.

Asta’s dance background introduced her to a wide variety of music, reflective in her songwriting. Born and raised in the pacific northwest, but with a father from the south, and extensive dance training in so many dance styles, Asta’s day to day playlist could include anything from Sinatra to Michael Jackson to Alabama to Michael Franti and more. Her own music reflects this cross cultural and varied background. She combines country, indie, and rock genres to create a unique and timeless sound.

Asta’s overall career goal is to connect with people through her music. She understands the power of music to help people cope with strong emotions and turbulent times. Asta wants to help people harness those feelings rather than try to suppress them.  “My goal is to show the strength and power in vulnerability,” Asta proudly states - many of her songs are quite shockingly honest. “People who know me well enough to personally know the stories behind the songs are often surprised that I wrote the story ‘exactly how it happened.’” Asta is not afraid to share he soul with the world - she knows sincerity is the best way to reach people. “I also aim to give women a powerful voice,” She continues. “I’ve grown up feeling empowered and proud to be a woman, but I have also witnessed and been subject to sexism and inequality.” She’s not interested in being someone’s tan-legged Juliet, or the sugar in your sugar shaker. Asta is creating a powerhouse voice for women in not only country music, but all music. Her recent single, “Hit & Run” flips the cliché gender roles, taking the listener to a bar scene where it’s the woman’s turn to pick up the guys at the bar. “I wanted to include a little shock-factor. It’s not what you would ‘expect’ to hear out of a woman’s mouth, but I don’t think there’s any reason she can’t say it.”

Asta’s live show is full of stories behind the music she sings - all of which are true or based on true ideas. Audiences can expect to get an intimate feel of her songs during a solo show, and come away feeling as if they know her in her personal life. She’s a friend to people who need one. At her full band shows, you can expect to get dancing, while still experiencing and intimate one-on-one feel.

Recently moving to Nashville, highlights of Asta’s career include her first single “Hit & Run” that is on rotation on several radio stations. Asta has also been recognized by some of Nashville’s top talent as “One to Watch” and was accepted into the 20-person NSAI’s Inside the Industry with Liz Rose songwriting competition.

Asta will continue to write and record music as she sets forth to leave her mark on the Nashville music scene.

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