CALIFORNIA COUNTRY ROCK GIRL
A SONGWRITER'S STORY THROUGH HONEST LYRICS
Emerging on the country music scene, Ashley Barron showcases her uniquely powerful and gritty vocals during every performance. Inspired by strong women in country music like Miranda Lambert and Loretta Lynn, Barron incorporates her life experience into her songwriting to create passionate and relatable music that embodies loss, heartbreak, betrayal, and the occasional crazy night out with the girls. She's come a long way from singing in her bedroom and participating in high school choir and music lessons in her hometown of Sacramento, California. After declining acceptance into the University of Arizona, she chose to pursue her dream—a career in country music—and vigorously began recording and performing. When it comes to her fans, Barron is an open book. In her music and as a writer, she is committed to being vulnerable and sharing her story, regardless of how painful. "I was taught to never give up, and if I can help someone push through a rough time, then I'm sharing my story."
Perseverance paid off. Her first single, "It Might Get Loud," came out in 2017 when she was 23 years old. In 2019, she released "Wrote a Song About It." The following year, her single "Beer in a Bar" received critical acclaim and topped the Billboard chart at #37. Her next single, "The Wind," a hope-filled anthem that embodies the spirit of a strong woman who perseveres regardless of the circumstances, debuted on the Billboard chart at #59 and was the second song added on country radio, eventually making its way to #37. Her single, "Let Me Go," was added to the Top 30 on the Music Row singles chart. Barron worked with the executive producer of Rascal 3 Creative, Jimmy Lynch, on her music video for "Let Me Go," which played nationwide on TCN, Music Choice, and GAC. Released in September 2021, Barron's self-titled album reached over a million streams in the first month. In December 2022, Barron released an original Christmas song, "Walmart Cart Christmas," which had more than 300 spins and was played on 40+ radio stations. During the summer of 2021, Barron had the opportunity to tour with and open for the legendary T. Graham Brown. She has also opened for other artists, including Dylan Scott, Maddie & Tae, Tyler Farr, and Craig Campbell.
NATIONAL BRAND AMBASSADOR FOR
In 2021, the National Scleroderma Foundation named recording artist Ashley Barron as their official celebrity ambassador. Barron was diagnosed with scleroderma at age five. At that time, her family had never heard of the disease, a common experience with scleroderma, a rare disease that only affects 300,000 Americans. Tragically, Barron lost her mother, Carol Barron, to scleroderma in October 2020. Her mother was diagnosed with systemic sclerosis only four months before her death. Now, as Celebrity Ambassador, Barron is working to represent the organization and increase awareness of scleroderma in her performances as she travels throughout the country. In 2022, Barron had the privilege of speaking at their leadership conference and sharing her story with major donors and medical professionals. She is honored to have the opportunity to work alongside the National Scleroderma Foundation and bring awareness to a disease that doesn’t have a cure yet! In the summer of 2023, Ashley hit the road with Chad Brock. Barron recently released her 7th single to country radio, "Blaze A Trail'', which landed on Music Row’s Country Breakout Radio Chart and is a song about being unstoppable and going after your dreams.