Wendell's News

May.2015. I Got The Music In Me

"Let's dust our boots off and check out Wendells Dippin Branch for starters. This local hot spot is located off Highway 29 on your way toward the SC/GA line and is known as the number one stop in the south for kickin' it country style!
If you're a fan of fried chicken, sweet tea, barbecue stains on white t-shirts, Jack Daniels, country music... well, you get the point, this is just the place for you. Wendells has been serving up great live music, line dancing and all sorts of other entertainment from the beginning, keeping true to its country-fried character.
Wendell's features all types of live entertainment including several well-known country music recording artists and the notorious house band, "Whiskey Branch".

By: Brian J. Stearns
Anderson Magazine

JAN.2017. Country Rebel : Young Woman "Ashland Craft" Gives Miranda Lambert A Run For Her Money In Unforgettable 'Vice' Cover

Country music star Miranda Lambert's recently released album The Weight Of These Wings is no shortage of heartbreaking hits and kick ass tunes. Fans were torn upon hearing the newest compilation, collectively agreeing that only Lambert was capable of evoking such devastating emotions and memories. While the star has undeniably mastered the art of conveying an abundance of emotions, one exceptionally talent young woman is giving the cowgirl a profound run for her money! 20-year-old Ashland Craft is no stranger to music, often taking to her Youtube channel to share her unbelievable gift of music with fans and worldwide social media users. While her talent shines through in each of her angelic performances, it was her cover of Lambert's newest hit "Vice" that left viewers in sheer awe and immense love for her remarkable performance. While Craft admitted in her video description that "this isn't like [her] normal 'covers'," we can't help but wish her repetoire would expand to showcase her unforgettable voice in this light more often! Craft and the venue's band echo throughout the empty dance floor, chilling us to the bone as she continues to channel her inner Lambert and slowly draw the tears from our eyes. We should also mention that this captured moment was merely a practice run! Her perfomance is nothing short of phenomenal, leaving us craving more of her remarkable voice and gift for channeling even the deepest of emotion. Listen to her heavenly rendition below and be sure to keep this gal on your radar!

FEB.2017. Country Rebel : Young Woman "Ashland Craft" Gives Fiery Twist To 'Delta Dawn' That Will Leave You Craving More

Country music icon Tanya Tucker skyrocketed to fame and success at a shockingly young age, recording her first big hit "Delta Dawn" at the mere age of 13. Although the singer projected a variety of sensational hits and tunes, "Delta Dawn" has earned the title as a country staple, as its lyrics continue to resonate with fans for years and years to come. One up-and-coming star chose to put her own spin on the country classic, giving her eager audience an incredibly vivacious performance they'll have a hard time ever forgetting. Ashland Craft captivated an energetic crowd at Wendell's Dippin' Branch in South Carolina, eliciting cheers and applause as she humbly dedicated her performance to her grandmother seated before the stage. With that, Ashland thrilled the venue with her eclectic vocals and unique twist on the 1972 hit. As the singer and her band strummed their instruments amidst giving one of the best renditions we've heard, the audience's applause is nothing short of encouraging for this true talent. Check out her performance below!

SEPT.2017. Rollingstone : 'The Voice': See Ashland Craft's Slow-Burning 'You Are My Sunshine'

South Carolina native impresses coaches in Blind Audition round with standard recorded by Morgane and Chris Stapleton Ashland Craft may have been the final perform to take the stage on Tuesday's episode of The Voice, but three of the coaches put up an ardent fight to secure her for their team.

SEPT.2017. Country Rebel : Soulful Country Singer Drops Jaws With 'You Are My Sunshine' Blind Audition Performance

Ashland Craft. Remember that name. The South Carolina native may very well be the one to beat during Season 13 of 'The Voice.' Craft stunned the 'Voice' judges and the audience with her soulful rendition of the 1939 classic 'You Are My Sunshine' during night two of the show's blind auditions (September 26)...more

NOV.2017. Rollingstone : 'The Voice': See Ashland Craft Sing Gretchen Wilson's 'When I Think About Cheatin'

Team Miley Cyrus member advances to Live Playoffs with ace rendition of 2004 hit. It's no wonder Voice coach Blake Shelton continuously expresses his dismay that 21-year-old Ashland Craft isn't on his team: the Piedmont, South Carolina native has a very good shot at winning the whole thing.


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