Ashley Taylor~ “Q&A”!!!

1.    Hi Ashley, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country musician? Well I started playing Guitar at age 17. When I picked it up my life changed. So before that I was a pretty normal kid. I loved school & hanging out with my friends & like most kids couldn’t wait to be older haha. 

2.    What was the first country album you ever bought? I went to Wal Mart & bought Gretchen Wilson’s “Here For The Party”. That record changed my life.

3.    How did you come up the with the name of your latest EP “Bakersfield?” I come from Bakersfield, California. When trying to decide a name for my Debut EP I couldn’t think of a better one then naming it after it being the place that gave me my start in life, Music & helped make m the artist & person I am. 

4.    What is the your favorite song off your EP “Bakersfield?” Oh boy, That’s a tough one! So I wrote or co-wrote all 7 songs on the project. They all hold a very dear place to me. My song ” The Man that Prays For Me” always gets me. I also really like “Cake’. Every one always sings that back to me at shows & “Play Like Ken” is just a sassy good time. 

5.    What are some of your favorite venues or events to play at? I love to travel to new places & meet new people. So I try to travel & play shows as much as possible. In Nashville though I do love to Play Revival 615, The Bluebird Cafe & a few other venues in town. 

6.    How would you describe your music in 3 to 5 words? Real life, Good People.

7.    What do you like to do in your free time when you are not working on your music? Haha That is not often but I have a Golden Retriever Puppy Named “Melody”. I love to hang with her & go on long hikes. I love just hanging out with friends. Traveling & every now & then binge watching a show on Netflix. 

8.    What is one of your favorite quotes? ” If you talk bad about my Momma or Country Music.. Them are fighting words! ” – Dolly Parton. 

9.    Is there anything else you would like to share? Well on Nov. 22nd I am releasing a brand new song called “Family”. I am just really happy & blessed to do what I do. I really appreciate people supporting me & my music & allowing me to live the dream. I hope people enjoy it. I am really proud of this song. 

Ashley Taylor~ “Artist Spotlight”!!!

Singer and songwriter Ashley Taylor grew up in Bakersfield, California. Thanks to her grandma’s CD collection connected with the ironic musical history of her hometown and the “Bakersfield Sound,” Taylor got her first guitar when she was 17 years old and has been making music ever since.

         Yet, it was not until Taylor became friends with known songwriter Clay Mills (“Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It”) by Darius Rucker, that Taylor made the decision to sell everything she had, and moved to Nashville, Tennessee to start her country music career.

         Taylor has been working constantly in different writing rooms on Music Row. She has written many songs by different recording artists including A&E TV Star & Warner Chapel Recording Artist Big SMO, American Idol’s Matt Wynn, Jenna Lea, and Ryan Larkins.

         The Nashville Songwriter Association International also named Taylor “One To Watch,” Her singles have been placed in many songwriting competitions including “Write About Jesus,” NSAI pitch to a publisher, and TOP 40 and Man Verses Row. People can also see Taylor was also in many episodes of the hit TV show Nashville which used to be on the CMT Network.

         In November 2017, Taylor was privileged by the Bakersfield Country Music Awards for her achievements and contributions to her hometown and the famous Bakersfield Sound. Taylor was also nominated for rising female artist and song of the year for her song “Cake,” at the 2019 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.

         Taylor put out her debut EP “Bakersfield,” on January 18, 2019. This EP had great success and charted to number 60 on the iTunes Top 100 Country Album Charts and was met with great reviews by fans and industry experts. 

         When Taylor is not writing songs, she is touring on the road and making new fans and friends all the country and performing in Nashville’s most popular venues such as Douglas Corner and The Bluebird Café, and also she appears on TV news segments and in radio interviews locally and nationally. Her music is down-tow-earth and has lyrics that many people can relate to. Taylor connects with her fans everywhere by bringing together the sounds and subjects of real-life situations and good people wherever she travels to. 

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