Sarah Motes Ashley is a classically trained singer/songwriter who loves to rock and a gifted lyricist who loves the “la las” and “whoa whoas.” It’s all about the story. Sarah Ashley’s songs and lyrics have won awards across the country and can be heard on internet radio stations; she has licensed songs and instrumentals with publishers and sync agencies across the U.S. and in parts of Europe and Scandinavia. She has a few song placements coming on cable TV shows this fall and a few indie cuts in the works. She appears regularly at a few favorite spots in Knoxville and, of course, Gatlinburg.
Sarah was a performing singer/songwriter for 20 years in Virginia and Chicago before she and the family moved to East Tennessee (“We were cold” is the main reason for the move). Sarah loves the Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival and the many friends she has made here.