Ashley Taylor

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Ashley Taylor, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburf TNSinger/Songwriter 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 though, 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. Since then Ashley has been working hard in the writing rooms on Music Row. She has written songs by A&E TV Star & Warner Chapel Recording Artist Big Smo, American Idol’s Matt Wynn,Jenna Lea, Justin Love & more.She was named One to watch by the Nashville Songwriters Association International.Her songs have placed in numerous Songwriting Competitions including Write About Jesus , NSAI Pitch to Publisher & Top 40 & Man Verses Row. You can also see Ashley appear in Several episodes of the Hit Television series Nashville on CMT. In November of 2017, Ashley was honored by the Bakersfield Country Music Awards for her achievements & contributions to her hometown & the famous Bakersfield Sound. Ashley is currently nominated for Rising Female Artist & Song of the Year for her song Cake at the 2018 Josie Music Awards.

When Ashley is not writing songs she is on the road. Ashley has performed at numerous venues all across the United States & some of Music City’s most legendary venues. Including the Blue Bird Cafe, Douglas Corner, Alan Jackson’s AJ Good Time Bar, the prestigious Nashville Bus Call  & Revival 615 showcase & more. She also has performed on several Television & News stations around the country. Ashley will be releasing her debut EP Bakersfield later this year.