Blaster Records artist Jared Ashley welcomes first child
Fathers Day 2013 took on a whole new meaning for Blaster Records singer and songwriter Jared Ashley and his wife Taylor. The couple, who have been married since May 2011, welcomed their first child, daughter Georgia McClain Ashley, to the family. The 7 lb. 2 oz. 19” baby girl was born the evening of Sunday, June 9 in Nashville to the first time parents.
“This whole process has been and continues to be such an amazing experience,” confides Ashley to Country Weekly. “I never imagined I could love someone so much in an instant. I just pray she grows up to look like her mother!” Jared and his wife Taylor both grew up in Georgia – the namesake of their first-born. Ashley’s just released single, “Last Train To Memphis,” is currently at radio and iTunes now.
ABOUT JARED ASHLEY: Born in Hobbs, NM, near the oil fields of the West Texas border, Jared Ashley relocated to Newnan, GA with his father as a small child. After high school, Jared joined the Navy, where he served for four years including two tours of duty in the Persian Gulf. When not on duty, he would practice guitar while away at sea and play acoustic gigs at George’s Country Bar in Yokosuka, Japan. Jared’s genuine love of music and songwriting led him to Nashville’s thriving scene where he landed a regular weekend gig onstage at the world famous Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge. With time and dedication, Jared developed a loyal touring and fan base, which gave him the chance to further hone his songwriting and live performance talents. The singer and songwriter counts Alan Jackson and Bob Seger as strong musical influences, which proves evident on his melodically haunting debut single “Last Train To Memphis.” Co-penned along with Nick Sturms and Jeremy McComb, the song is featured on his forthcoming album for Blaster Records, expected to launch in early 2014. With a driving edgy vocal and lyrical prowess to match, Jared is a seasoned live act, playing over 150 dates a year. Learn more about Jared at www.JaredAshley.com and engage with him on Twitter and Facebook.
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