According to Hell, when asked in a Reader's Digest interview whether she sang as a child, Ashley Judd replied:
"Oh, I loved music. Lived for it. I was really into punk rock as a kid. Then I got into mountain songs and Appalachian music when I was in my late teens. I listened to Joni Mitchell my whole life, knew the lyrics to every song on BLUE and COURT AND SPARK by the time I was in the second grade."