Singer, songwriter, and guitar enthusiast Ashley Taylor grew up on the likes of Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Bon Jovi, and the Dixie Chicks. Her love of country music was inspired by listening to her grandmother’s old albums and CDs while living in Bakersfield, California. Ashley feels that her life in music is part of God’s plan for her ever since she received a guitar for Christmas that she’d asked for in prayer when she was 17-years-old.
While Ashley’s time in California saw her attending audio school and working as a studio session player, it was a friendship with hit songwriter Clay Mills (Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It by Darius Rucker) that resulted in Ashley taking the important step of moving to Nashville and being mentored by Mills. And she is already making waves with her debut single “Play Like Ken” now getting radio airplay on dozens of stations in Tennessee, Texas, California, and Arizona.
Ashley is an advocate of helping those in need. While living in California, she created an organization to assist and uplift single moms and their children. The Care Foundation helps single moms by purchasing groceries and other necessary items while providing them with gifts and services to make them feel loved and cared for. Ashley also donates to Compassion International, using the money to sponsor a young girl in Haiti with whom Ashley has regular communication.
In addition to having several songs she has written cut by numerous independent artists, including Matt Wynn of American Idol, Ashley is also working on her debut EP titled Bakersfield and is preparing to tour the US as part of the Two of a Kind tour.
Ashley Taylor is sponsored by Daisy Rock Girl Guitars , 64 Audio and Steve Clayton Custom Guitar Picks Inc. Ashley was named ” One to Watch ” by the Nashville Songwriters Association International ( NSAI ) .