Described as "charismatic,” "honest" and “a vocal powerhouse,” singer songwriter Ashley Jordan has performed her music across the U.S. and has had the honor of supporting artists such as Trace Adkins, Easton Corbin, Uncle Cracker, Jimmie Allen, Ryan Upchurch, Charlie Daniels Band, Big Smo, The Beach Boys, Sam Hunt, Chase Rice, Rusted Root, Jason Mraz, Phillip Phillips, Christina Perri, O.A.R., Magic!, Alex Preston, Crystal Bowersox, Howie Day and more! With several high-profile performances as well as a host of major regional awards, Ashley shows no signs of slowing down. Ashley has performed for audiences as large as 40,000, and in 2015 her song “Angels” received a first-round Grammy nomination.
Ashley finished recording a fourth album in 2016 (“He’s Crazy”) of all original music and immediately caught the attention of Boston’s premiere radio station WBMX (MIX 104.1 FM). Calling her new album “a masterpiece," Matthew Reid (Music Director and on-air personality at WBMX) stated: “My favorite album of 2015? Adele’s 25. My favorite album of 2016, so far? Boston singer/songwriter and Open MixFest 2014 Winner, Ashley Jordan’s He’s Crazy.”
In late 2016, Ashley competed in “Nash Next” competitions hosted by Nash Icon radio and won local and regional contests to eventually be named a 2-time top ten finalist from across the nation and earning a spot to perform in Nashville. In the 2016 event she performed for Scott Borchetta of Big Machine Records, Kix Brooks of Brooks and Dunn, Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts and Danielle Bradbery from the Voice. In 2017 she performed for Scott Borchetta, Kix Brooks, Country Artist Brantley Gilbert and Music Legend, Desmond Child. Desmond Child said of Ashley’s performance, “That’s like the music I grew up with…like I used to go see Janis Joplin at these big festivals and you have that feeling about you…”
Ashley is the first ever female back-to-back winner of the coveted Boston Music Awards "Country Artist of the Year" (2017 and 2018) and was nominated for a third time in 2019.
Ashley continued to rock the music scene in 2019, including several appearances on WGBH with Jared Bowen on "Open Studio" and later a "Live at Fraser" performance, supporting the national touring band The Ghost of Paul Revere. Ashley and her full band have been performing some high energy shows across the states with partnerships with The New England Revolution Soccer Club and with the legendary "Trucks Gone Wild festivals in Maine.
In late 2019, Ashley began recording her 5th album of original music at Sound Stage Studio in Nashville, TN with legendary Platinum producer Jeff Huskins (of Little Texas fame). She will be releasing a single on May 1st, 2020 along with more exciting news on the horizon regarding future releases from her new untitled Album.
The full story…
Ashley spent her summers as a young child in the Ozark Mountains with her maternal grandparents listening to and singing country music. Her paternal grandfather was a country-folk singer-songwriter and at a young age Ashley grew to love homespun country music. Ashley got her start at the age of 13 as a busker (street-performer) on the streets of Harvard Square in Boston, MA. Her guitar playing, vocals and original music caught the attention of local venues who noted the crowds that gathered to listen to her perform. She soon moved from the streets to the stage! At the age of 16, Ashley released her first album of original music titled “Simple Love” and quickly found herself featured in many of New England’s most popular independent music publications. Just under two years later, she released her second album “Liquid Words” and debuted her new unique mix of original music. Ashley appeared on the cover of Metronome Magazine and was selected for the annual “Top Twenty Hit List” for two years in a row! Doug Sloan of Metronome stated that “Ashley Jordan has grown to be a multi-talented tour de force. At nineteen years old she’s twice the songwriter than most, as she sings her beautiful crafted tales of life and love with a gorgeous voice that’s filled with stirring emotion… with two top notch albums to her credit, a powerfully emotive voice and stellar song crafting skills, Ashley Jordan is destined for stardom.”
In 2013, Ashley filmed a music video for her original song "If I Had You" which was selected to be televised regularly on the Nashville Network (The Heartland) beginning in November in the "Rising Star, Top Ten Videos of the Year.” Shortly thereafter, Ashley released her third album titled "Nothing In Doubt" and Boston pop-radio station Mix 104.1 selected her song "If I Had You" as one of its "Best of 2013,” touting Ashley's newest album as "a great album...standing up to Nashville's best." After competing against musicians from across New England in 2014, Ashley was selected by judges at one of Boston's Hit Radio Stations to open their annual summer MIXFEST Concert at the Hatch Shell in Boston. With an audience of 40,000 in attendance, Ashley dazzled concertgoers with her original songs.
Ashley achieved many notable awards in 2015, most importantly her single "Angels" received a first round Grammy nomination in the pop/solo category. She was later selected by Pulse Magazine as the "Best Female Vocalist" and "Best Solo/Acoustic Act" of 2015 and performed at after-parties for artists such as Sam Hunt and Chase Rice. After winning four coveted titles at the 2016 Pulse Magazine Awards, Ashley also completed her fourth album of all original music called “He’s Crazy” and received high praise from radio stations such as WBMX Boston: “Ashley’s new album is SO GOOD that we’re featuring it every evening this week”…“You don’t understand how good this album is… Yet. But you will !!” In addition, Ashley was selected to perform a 45-minute set as an opener for Country sensation Trace Adkins at Indian Ranch in September, 2016. In late 2016 (and again in 2017), Ashley also made a huge impact at NASHICON radio as part of their Nash Next radio competition. She was named one of their TOP TEN finalists from across the nation for two years in a row! Ashley brought 2017 to a close by winning the 2017 Boston Music Awards as "Country Artist of the Year".
Ashley continued to rock the Boston Music scene in 2018 - and also won a record of SIX awards at the Pulse Magazine Music Awards (including Country Artist of the Year, Best Album of the Year, Best Music Video of the Year and more!). The Boston Globe said “'Country music' might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think Boston, but Harvard Square busker turned rising goddess of twang ASHLEY JORDAN might be out to prove you wrong. Expect foot-stompers and ballads with equal measures of charm and grit from this Boston Music Awards Country Artist of the Year. ” Ashley won the coveted BMA's Country Artist of the Year again in 2018, and was nominated for a third time in 2019. She also won five additional awards at the 2019 Pulse Magazine Music Awards, and was interviewed by Jared Bowen, Emmy Award winning host of the weekly WGBH television series "Open Studio." Her interview and performance of original music was recorded and aired on Boston's WGBH channel 2 along with an interview of author Dan Brown of the Da Vinci Code. Ashley later returned to WGBH to open for the band Ghost of Paul Revere who were on a national tour. This performance was also recorded and aired on WGBH.
At this time in early 2020, Ashley is performing with her band across New England while also staying involved with her charitable work for local animal shelters with a recent "Deck the Halls" campaign that brought in hundreds of donations for needy pets. Ashley has been writing a ton of new music and just completed recording in Nashville - so there are many special events and surprises on the horizon.
Some of Ashley Jordan’s live performances include the following:
Wildhorse Saloon, Nashville, TN
New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH
Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN
Indian Ranch, Webster, MA
Cape Cod Festival, Falmouth, MA
Toshi’s Penthouse and Livingroom, New York City, NY
HardRock Café at Foxwoods, Mashantucket, CT
Hudson Terrace (NY Fashion Week), New York City, NY
Boardwalk C & P, Hampton Beach, NH
Penthouse at Dream Downtown, New York City, NY
NYC PIANOS, New York City, NY
Whiskey Jam @ Winners, Nashville, TN
The Commodore, Nashville, TN
Mix 104.1 MixFest @ Hatch Shell, Boston, MA
Country Tonight Theatre, Pigeon Forge, TN
Special Olympics Relay Across America @ NE Aquarium, Boston, MA
DT/UT, New York City, NY
Hard Rock Cafe, Boston, MA
House of Blues. Boston, MA
The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA
Loretta’s Last Call, Boston, MA
DCU Worcester, MA
Spire Center for the Arts, Plymouth, MA
Showcase Live at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA
Uptown Roots Festival, Gardner, MA
Bentley University, Waltham, MA
MusicFest at Wachusett Mountain, Princeton, MA
Boston Fashion Awards @ Royale Nightclub, Boston, MA
Worcester Palladium, Worcester, MA
Radio Bean, Burlington, VT
Lowell Folk Festival, Lowell, MA
Club Passim, Boston, MA
Rockwood Music Hall, New York City, NY
WGBH Boston - Open Studio with Jared Brown, Boston, MA
Frasier Performance Studio at WGBH, Boston, MA
Six Strings, Foxborough, MA
Mudrun Concerts/Trucks Gone Wild, Livermore, ME
Oberon Theatre, Boston, MA
Orpheum Theatre, Foxborough, MA
Some of Ashley’s Awards include the following:
- Boston Music Awards: TWO TIME, CONSECUTIVE WINNER - 2017 & 2018 Country Artist of the Year.
- Boston Radio Mix 104.1 (Matt Reid) "Best of 2017"
- Top Ten Finalist, "Nash Next" - Nash Icon Radio 2017
- Top Ten Finalist, "Nash Next" - Nash Icon Radio 2016
- Boston Radio Mix 104.1 (Matt Reid) "Best of 2016"
- Best Live Act, Pulse Magazine Awards 2019
- Best Acoustic Act, Pulse Magazine Awards 2019
- Best Country Act, Pulse Magazine Awards 2016, 2018, 2019
- Best Female Vocalist, Pulse Magazine Awards 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
- Best CD, Pulse Magazine Awards 2018
- Best Music Video, Pulse Magazine Awards 2018, 2019
- Best Album Cover, Pulse Magazine Awards 2018
- Best Pop Act, Pulse Magazine Awards 2016
- Sexiest Musician, Pulse Magazine Awards 2016, 2018
- Boston Radio Mix 104.1 (Matt Reid) "Best of 2015"
- First-Round Grammy Nomination in the 2015 Pop/Solo Category for New Single “Angels”
- Boston Radio Mix 104.1 (Matt Reid) "Best of 2014"
- Winner, WBMX radio, Mix 104.1 MixFest Competition 2014
- Songwriter of the Year, New England Country Music Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
- “Top Twenty” Artists of the Year, Metronome Magazine 2011, 2012, 2014
- Country Artist of the Year, Limelight Magazine 2014
- Best Solo/Acoustic Act – Pulse Magazine Awards 2015
- Female Vocalist of the Year, New England Country Music Awards 2013, 2014, 2015
- Album of the Year, New England Country Music Awards 2012, 2014, 2016
- Music Video of the Year, New England Music Awards 2013, 2014, 2015
- Female Entertainer of the Year, New England Country Music Awards 2013, 2014, 2015
- Patriotic Song of the Year, NACMAI (International) Music Awards, TN 2014
- Music Video of the Year, NACMAI (International) Music Awards, TN 2014
- Metronome Magazine Top Twenty Artists of the Year 2011, 2012, 2014
- Music Video of the Year, Northeast Country Showdown 2013
- Songwriter of the Year, Northeast Country Showdown 2013
- “Best of 2013” list, New Deli Magazine 2013
- Female Vocalist of the Year, Northeast Country Showdown 2013
- Female Entertainer of the Year, Northeast Country Showdown 2013
- Artist of the Year, Juke Village Records 2011