I told you all about Ashley Ray back on Nov. 11, 2009, when I put up an article about her single “Dirt Cheap”, which she recorded with Mike Eli from Eli Young Band.That article can be found here. Now, Ashley is getting ready to release her first 5 Song EP. That will happen on Tuesday, May 4, 2010. Ashley is recording for Show Dog-Universal, and has co-written several of the songs on the new EP.
A native of Lawrence, Kansas, Ray has been spending the past 18 months touring and building her fan base. The EP release is the result of the label meeting the demands for music from her ever-growing fan base.
Her current single, “Dirt Cheap” which features Mike Eli of the Eli Young Band, has broken into the Top 20 and continues to climb the male-dominated Texas Music Chart.
Ray, a dedicated songwriter and performer, has been honing her craft on the road opening for Jason Aldean, Randy Rogers Band, Willie Nelson, Wade Bowen and Cross Canadian Ragweed to name a few. She spent the better part of this past year touring with Eric Church opening shows for his Young & Wild Tour.
Ashley Ray kicks off the Country Throwdown Tour in Tampa on May 14; the festival style tour features over 10 artists including headliners Montgomery Gentry and Jamey Johnson.The tour will make a lot of stops all across the country, and you can find out just when and where you can see it by going to Ashley’s show schedule on her web site.
Here’s a video clip of Ashley in the studio, doing her current single, “Dirt Cheap.” Check out her MySpace page and web site to hear more of Ashley’s music and keep up with her schedule.
We have a rainy Saturday morning here in northeast Tennessee. I’ll talk to you all a bit later!