Ashley Barron embraces the independent and powerful countrywoman aura in her writing and music. Influenced by the country greats such as Johnny Cash and other modern stars like Miranda Lambert, she now incorporates her life experiences and stories into her writing, creating passionate, home-grown, and relatable music.
Before being a country-rock star, Ashley encircled her music passion by singing in her room, taking music lessons, and being in the high school choir. Diagnosed with Linear Scleroderma and Celiac Disease, Ashley learned to gain courage and love herself when it came to performing—musically or with cheerleading. Used to a crazy lifestyle and a giant family full of support, her passion for music grew, and she declined an invitation to the University of Arizona to attend a local university and go full force into her music career—recording and performing wherever and whenever she could.
As an inspiration to her fans, Ashley is devoted to speaking about honest topics that affect her daily life. By persevering through some of her hardest moments, Ashley decided that her logo would be an arrow, signifying to always push ahead and to never give up, even if it seems so easy to do. That’s been proven with her past single, "Beer in a Bar", which received critical acclaim and topped in Billboard at #37. Her next release, "Let Me Go", showed her strength both lyrically and vocally. Ashley’s newest single, “The Wind”, is an encouraging anthem to stay strong and keep going when life gets difficult. She recently became the celebrity ambassador for the National Scleroderma Foundation.
Ashley's self-titled, debut album is available now!
Ashley Barron has teamed up with the National Scleroderma Foundation to become their celebrity ambassador. Barron has a personal connection to the foundation - at the age of 5, she was diagnosed with localized scleroderma. In 2020, Ashley’s mother was diagnosed with systemic scleroderma and passed later that year. She joins the list of other celebrities whose family members have been affected by this disease including Bob Saget, Queen Latifah, and Jason Alexander.
Scleroderma is a rare disease that causes fibrosis in the skin (localized) or internal organs (systemic sclerosis) and can be life-threatening. The cause is not yet known and there is no cure. The National Scleroderma Foundation advances medical research, promotes disease awareness, and provides support and education to people with scleroderma, their families and support networks. www.scleroderma.org
“I am so honored to have the opportunity to work alongside the National Scleroderma Foundation to bring awareness to this disease,” says Barron. “I never thought when I was diagnosed at 5 years old, that I'd one day get the opportunity to bring support and community to others that I did not have. I'm very excited for the future and what is to come.”
“Ashley is uniquely positioned to help others affected by scleroderma find their best path forward,” said National Scleroderma Foundation CEO Mary J. Wheatley. “As a talented recording artist, as a person who has scleroderma herself, and as someone who lost her mother to this disease, Ashley’s compelling story can touch people in her audience who need to know about the disease and the work the National Scleroderma Foundation is doing to address it.”