BIO

 
Whether performing as a solo artist or backed by a band of talented musicians, Singer/Songwriter/Musician Ashley Jordan has a unique style and unforgettable original tunes that compel listeners of all ages to stop and listen. Described as "charismatic,” "honest" and “a vocal powerhouse,” Ashley has performed her music at venues across the U.S. and has had the honor of supporting artists such as Trace Adkins, 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 is on top of her game and 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.  In 2016, Ashley finished recording a fourth album (“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.”  Also in late 2016, Ashley competed in the “Nash Next” competition hosted by Nash Icon radio and won local and regional contests to eventually be named a top ten finalist from across the nation and earning a spot to perform in Nashville for Scott Borchetta of Big Machine Records, Kix Brooks of Brooks and Dunn, Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts, and Danielle Bradbery from The Voice.  Ashley was selected for a second time as a top ten finalist in Nash Next 2017, and won "Country Artist of the Year" in the coveted Boston Music Awards in Dec. of 2017.

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 BMA's as "Country Artist of the Year".                                                                

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 Worcer, MA
Spire Center for the Arts, Plymouth, MA
Showcase Live at Gillette Stadium, Foxbor ough, 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
 
Some of Ashley’s Awards include the following:

  • Country Artist of the Year, 2017 Boston Music Awards
  • 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 Country Act, Pulse Magazine Awards 2016
  • Best Female Vocalist, Pulse Magazine Awards 2013, 2015, 2016
  • Best Pop Act, Pulse Magazine Awards 2016
  • Sexiest Musician, Pulse Magazine Awards 2016
  • 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