Ashley Winters drives country music in a refreshing new direction with a style and debut EP she calls, Country Noir. Her unique style and demanding stage presence has caught the attention of the CMA earning here a Debut Spotlight in CMA Closeup.
Her throwback approach is spotlighted by her traditional bluesy vocals honed by years of listening to a surprising array of artists. Winters delivers a song with a full spectrum of emotions and inflections unique to her rich textures and power.
The versatile singer-songwriter best expresses her voice through songs she’s penned. As evidenced on Country Noir, Winter’s song writing skills are razor sharp, with three solely-written tunes on her debut, Hold Your Horses, Photographs and It’s Not Me. Additionally, After the Break and For the Ride are co-writes with some of Nashville’s finest: Noah Gordon and Jeremy Campbell.
Her five-song EP fully showcases the spectrum that is Ashley Winters: Singer, Writer, Guitarist and Pianist. This is an artist whose time is now and sound is Country Noir.
Ashley has performed around the country including a coveted performance at The Taste of Country Music Festival opening for Brantley Gilbert, Eric Paslay and Dierks Bentley. Ashley is also heavily involved in several charities. Ashley states "Music is more than just my passion, I want to impact others lives through my music. If one person is moved or touched by a song or performance, then I know I have done my job!" She performed at the North Shore Animal League 70th Anniversary red carpet, celebrity gala at The Plaza in New York. She has also performed several times for The Kisses For Kyle Foundation which helps families who have children battling with cancer and she is an ambassador, host and performer for Heart Songs for Veterans.
So what's on the horizon?? Ashley says, "A lot more studio time and touring!! My new single, "Bourbon Legend" will be released in early 2015! I have been truly blessed and I look forward to continuing this road that I'm on! I am so grateful to all of my fans for making it possible!!"