Singer/ songwriter Ashley Taylor grew up in Bakersfield, California. Thanks to her grandmother's cd collection mixed with the rich musical history of her hometown & the “Bakersfield sound”, Ashley’s love of country music became her life’s passion . She received her first guitar at the age of seventeen & has been making music ever since.
However, it wasn't until a friendship with hit songwriter clay mills (“don’t think i don’t think about it” by Darius Rucker) that Ashley made the life changing decision to sell everything she owned, jump on a plane, and move to Nashville, Tennessee.
Since then Ashley has been working consistently in the writing rooms on music row. She has written songs by multiple artists including a&e tv star & average joe’s recording artist big smo, warner chapel recording artist Ryan Larkins, Noah Smith & more!
Ashley was also named “one to watch” by the Nashville songwriters association international. Her songs have placed in numerous songwriting competitions including write about jesus , nsai pitch to publisher, and man verses row. You can also see Ashley appear in several episodes of the hit television series Nashville on CMT network.
In November of 2017, Ashley was honored by the Bakersfield country music awards for her achievements & contributions to her hometown & the famous Bakersfield sound. Ashley was also nominated for rising female artist and song of the year for her song “cake” at the 2018 josie music awards. She was also nominated that year for an outstanding 7 kicma awards including: entertainer of the year, song of the year, and top female vocalist.
Ashley released her debut ep “Bakersfield” on January 18th, 2019. This project was met with great success, charting at number 60 on the iTunes top 100 country album charts and being met with positive reviews by fans and industry professionals alike.
When Ashley is not writing songs she is on the road performing and making new fans and friends all over the country and playing in Nashville’s most famous venues such as the bluebird cafe, Douglas corner & the listening room as well as appearing on tv news segments and in radio interviews regionally and nationally. With a down-to-earth and relatable lyrical style, Ashley connects with her fans everywhere by bringing together the sounds and subjects of real life and good people wherever she goes.
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