Singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Ashley Taylor grew up in Bakersfield, California. Growing up she was musically influenced by the likes of Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Bon Jovi, and Buck Owens. Thanks to her grandmother's CD collection. Ashley's love of country music grew to become her passion in life. She received her first guitar at the age of seventeen and has been making music ever since.
It wasn't until a friendship with hit songwriter Clay Mills (Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It by Darius Rucker), resulted in Ashley making the life changing decision to move to Nashville, Tennessee. Ashley is now making waves and touring the country promoting her debut single Play Like Ken. The song is receiving rave reviews and getting airplay all over the United States. With this success, Ashley is in the studio preparing to release her debut EP "Bakersfield", which is set to come out early 2018.
When Ashley is not in the studio or out touring the country, she is in the writing rooms on music row. Ashley has had numerous songs cut by numerous independent artists including Matt Wynn from American Idol, Justin Love, Jenna Lea and more. She was named one to watch by the Nashville Songwriters Association International. Her song More Than Wood was a finalist in the national Write about Jesus 2016 songwriters competition. Ashley also wrote the theme song Thank you for the SECOND TOUR campaign to honor American's Veterans. In November of 2017, Ashley will be honored at the Bakersfield Country Music Awards for her contribution to the Bakersfield Sound.
Ashley Taylor is sponsored by Bose, 64 Audio, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, Moody Leather Guitar Straps, Levy's Guitars Straps and Steve Clayton Custom Guitar Picks Inc.
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