Ashley Cooke Skips the Bar on ‘Sunday Morning Kinda Saturday Night’

Sometimes you can't drink the heartache away.

Written by Chris Parton
Ashley Cooke Skips the Bar on ‘Sunday Morning Kinda Saturday Night’
Ashley Cooke; Photo credit: Ford Fairchild

Ashley Cooke prays for a romantic reset in the new single, “Sunday Morning Kinda Saturday Night,” hoping to get over a bad breakup once and for all.

Written for the fresh talent by Matt Roy and Craig Wiseman, the heartbroken midtempo features a chill-country feel with a sunset groove, and finds Cooke at the end of her spiritual rope. After a tough split from a love she thought would last, she’s been burning the candle at both ends — and has finally felt the heat. With a weary but hopeful vocal and anthemic guitars, she now figures it’s time to spend a weekend at the alter of her heart, instead of the bar.

“‘Sunday Morning Kinda Saturday Night’ makes me want to hop in the Jeep, roll the windows down and head to the coast,” she tells Sounds Like Nashville in an exclusive quote. “It feels like the country music I grew up on. As much as you may feel like you need to party your way over someone, sometimes you need to switch it up and balance out the wild Saturday nights with a ‘Sunday morning’ vibe.”

Ashley Cooke released “Sunday Morning Kinda Saturday Night” on March 1 and it promptly hit Number One on the iTunes Country chart. It marks the first song the newcomer has released that she did not write, and also the first of three new tracks produced by Grammy nominee Jimmy Robbins (Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini) — who also co-wrote Maren Morris“The Bones.” Cooke’s EP project is expected to be released this spring, and she previously unveiled her tribute to a friend taken by cancer, “Jealous of the Sky.”

To celebrate the release of the new track, Sounds Like Nashville has the premiere of its lyric video. Watch it above.