with Striking Matches
Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 8:30 PM CDT
(7:00 PM Doors)
Joe's on Weed Street, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Ashley was born on September 10, 1986 in Knoxville, Tennessee. While growing up, her parents played songs by the Eagles and Lynyrd Skynyrd, so her country rock roots started early on.
After spending just a short year in Nashville, she gained a publishing deal as a songwriter, which then led to her signing to a record contract with Columbia Records, Nashville division, where she began to record her debut album, Satisfied.
In 2006, the title track to the album was released as the first single to country radio.
In addition to her own material, she co-wrote Katrina Elam's 2007 single "Flat on the Floor" (which was also recorded by Carrie Underwood on her 2007 album Carnival Ride), as well as Jason Aldean's 2009 single, "The Truth", and Miranda Lambert's 2011 single, "Heart Like Mine."
Ashley has collaborated with Trent Dabbs, The Raconteurs, Will Hoge, Wanda Jackson and The Pistol Annies, to name a few.
Most recently Ashley has been featured on the fourth song of Train's 2012 album California 37, titled "Bruises" which was released as a single on November 9, 2012. She also features in the music video.