Returning from the tour, Ashley decided to go to Nashville. She then pursued a solo career having a realization that at some point, her dad might not remember the best times they’re together.
In one among the episodes of “Country’s Family Reunion Kickin’ Back Series,” Ashley performed a moving song she had written for her father. Her song is named “Remembering.” In an interview, she shared what was on her mind conceiving the song. She said:
“I wrote this song when…I knew that there was gonna be a time where he wouldn’t recognize me pretty soon, that he wouldn’t know who I was,” she told the audience filled with country legends and stars alike. “We’ve always had a really special connection, so I wanted to have something that would maybe be able to reach out to him even when he can’t really understand words anymore, and that’s definitely music. This is a song from me to him, kind of saying that I’ll always have his back.”
Reminiscing about the joyful years beside her dad, Ashley went on and sang about their bond as musicians, guitar players, and most significantly, father and daughter. At the end of her moving song, everyone was left teary-eyed and speechless.