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.
If you would like to find out more about Ashley Taylor then check out her website at (https://www.ashleytaylormusic.com).
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