About Ashley Shannon
North American Country Music Associations, International
2010 Rising Star Entertainer of the Year
2010 Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year
2010 Patriotic Songwriter of the Year
Orange Blossom Country Music Association - Florida
2010 Traditional Country ~ Entertainer & Vocalist of the Year
2009 & 2010 New Country ~ Entertainer of the Year
2009 & 2010 New Country ~Vocalist of the Year
2009 Songwriter of the Year
Nominated as 2010 Volunteer of the Year by the Dade City Chamber of Commerce
A country singer with her sights on the future and her heart set on full speed ahead, Ashley has been performing since 1999 for crowds of all sizes and persuasion. A fierce defender of independent thought and personal freedoms, Ashley encourages others to pursue their aspirations and dreams.
The sister of a Marine safely returned from Iraq, Ashley helped establish "WordsFromWarriors" to send cassette recorders, tapes, and storybooks to troops so that deployed parents can send bedtime stories home to their children.
In March of 2010, Ashley represented OBCMAI and the State of Florida in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and was named the Rising Star Entertainer of the Year, Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year, and Patriotic Songwriter of the Year by the North American Country Music Associations, International.
In July of 2009, she was named OBCMAI Entertainer of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Female Artist of the Year for the State of Florida. In September of 2007 Ashley was voted the 2007 National Jaycee Idol at the National Jaycees Convention in Omaha, Nebraska.
Ashley believes that everyone has a gift to share with those around them,and all of us can make life better in some way. Perhaps it is a phone call, a visit, hands-on volunteerism, blood donation, cash, or encouragement. The opportunities to help are endless. Ashley's favorites include: WordsFromWarriors; The Fisher House; The Angelus Home in Hudson , Fl; The American Cancer Society Relay For Life; and Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Foundation, and the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
Ashley sings a variety of current country favorites as well as the tried and true hits of country legends. She also has a growing collection of originals destined to become favorites in their own right. Her first CD of original recordings, produced by country music legend Jim Vest, was released in November of 2010.
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