Brickshore Media is pleased to announce the addition of Billboard chart-topping country artist Ashton Shepherd to their roster for exclusive PR representation. This South Alabama native is back in the limelight with an upcoming tour and new music to be released later this year. She will also be a part of this year’s CMA Music Festival in Nashville where she will be signing autographs and performing throughout the event. “I had the privilege to work with Ashton Shepherd a few years ago on her last project. She delivers true country music. She’s the real deal and we’re so excited to be a part of her team,” says Nicole Zeller, President/CEO of Brickshore Media. “I’m thrilled to be a part of the Brickshore family,” says Ashton Shepherd. “Nicole Zeller is a publicist I have come to respect and trust with my music career. If you want to hire a publicist that’s as passionate about music as you are then Nicole is your gal. She puts her heart and soul into everything and I’m glad to be back working with her.” The authentic country sound is back. With new music coming and a full-fledge tour in the works, her latest album Out Of My Pocket portrays the same genuine country style that the audience expects when they think of Ashton Shepherd. She has recently announced The Country Roots Tour with Dove Award-Winner and ICM Award-Winner Nathan Stanley (grandson of the late Dr. Ralph Stanley). With tour dates already secured in Georgia, Virginia, South Carolina, and more, this show will be one to catch this fall. About Ashton Shepherd: Nominee for the 2011 American Country Award for Female Music Video and 2009 Academy of Country Music Award Top New Female Vocalist, this southern belle was born and raised in the small Alabama town of Coffeeville. Growing up listening and singing along with greats such as Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson, Patty Loveless and Shania Twain, her passion for music grew stronger. In 2008, her debut album Sounds So Good produced two Top 40 hits Takin’ Off This Pain and the title track Sounds So Good. Her second album, Where Country Grows, includes the title single and the Top 20 hit Look It Up. She has been featured on Good Morning America, as well as in The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone Magazine, Country Weekly, just to name a few. With over 91k followers on her Facebook page and growing daily, she has toured with the likes of Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Josh Turner, and more. www.Facebook.com/AshtonShepherd About Brickshore Media: Brickshore Media, Inc. is a full-service public relations firm in Nashville, Tenn that represent the likes of renowned singer/songwriter Brady Seals (Little Texas), Grammy-winning country artist Bryan White, Crystal Day, Nick Hickman, Travis Rice, Williams Honor, just to name a few. With a fresh, savvy approach to modern day media, Brickshore Media specializes in public relations, digital publicity, social media marketing and event coordination for brands and artists that are looking to create an awareness across multiple platforms within the industry. Owned and operated by Nicole Zeller, Brickshore Media has Continue reading New Music and Tour From Ashton Shepherd!
A Closer Look At Ashton Shepherd’s Sassy Single. Yesterday we congratulated Ashton Shepherd on the arrival of her second child, and this got me thinking a little bit about all that Ashton has going on right now. Just this summer, July 12th to be exact, she released her second album, Where Country Grows, a follow up to her 2008 album, Sounds So Good. Shepherd currently has two singles circulating off of Where Country Grows, including the title track and her sassy break-up song “Look It Up“. Even just by looking at these two upbeat singles, it is easy to see Ashton’s versatility and talent. While “Where Country Grows” is an optimistic reflection on what it means to be country, “Look It Up” is more of country in action, as it is full of that feisty, strong-willed, do-not-mess-with-me attitude that is the hallmark of country women everywhere. “Where Country Grows” is a beautiful song, but of the two, I have to say “Look It Up” is my favorite. This single manages to demonstrate a positive image of female empowerment while also being funny. “Look It Up” also has a great video to go along with it’s clever lyrics, and I love it! I love it enough, that I decided to share it with you! Now, this video has been out for a little while, so you may have already had a chance to check it out. In case you haven’t though, here it is. If you haven’t seen it already, check out the video for “Look It Up” now! [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1kT4u_D5PA&ob=av2e]
Ashton Shepherd Announces the Birth of Her Second Child! On Friday, September 9th, Ashton Shepherd and husband Roland Cunningham welcomed their second child, Raden Delilah Cunningham! Raden was born in Demopolis, AL, weighed 7lbs 7oz, and joins five-year old brother, James. Congratulations Ashton and family!! In addition to growing her family, Shepherd is still fully engaged in growing her career. This summer she released her sophomore album, Where Country Grows, and her title single off the album is currently climbing the charts.
Ashton Shepherd VIP Release Party With Eventful! Ashton Shepherd is preparing to release her sophomore album Where Country Grows, but there is an exciting twist. Many of you know the online company “Eventful” and for those of you who don’t…Eventful, Inc. is a leading digital media company connecting over 20 million entertainment consumers with live music and local events. Eventful has a tab on their website called “Demand it!”, there are multiple events to look through and demand in your area, everything from movies, concerts (country-rap-classical-etc.), comedians, famous speakers, basically anything you can think of. Together, Ashton Shepherd and Eventful, are having a VIP release concert/party for Where Country Grows. The city with the most demands will get the honor and bragging rights of hosting this country star. “I’m excited to be giving my fans the chance to help me celebrate the release of Where Country Grows”, said Shepherd. “Eventful’s Demand it! platform allows me to establish an intimate connection with my audience by giving them the opportunity to influence the outcome of something that has a lot of personal meaning to me.” There are two weeks left in this campaign, to vote click here. At the moment Frankfort, KY is in the lead with 328 people, but the competition has cities all over the country vying for the win. New York, Pittsburgh, Seattle, San Diego, Little Rock, Phoenix, Minneapolis, and Tuscaloosa are just a few on the list and with the ballot closing June 30, I’d say anywhere has a good shot! To better your chances get on facebook, twitter, the phone, or send a letter, just get the word out! Shepherd currently has a single, “Look It Up“, sitting in the Top 20 on the Billboard country charts. When she sings you instantly know it is her, she has this twang that is unmistakable. Her single “Takin’ Off This Pain” from her first album, Sounds So Good, showed us what the artist is all about. “I’ve got a cold beer in my right hand, in my left I got my weddin’ band” was a fast anthem for woman who were over the “BS” everywhere. The Wall Street Journal has called her “a potential Loretta Lynn for a new generation” and we agree! So if you want a once in a lifetime chance to see here do her thing then go vote!
Ashton Shepherd Shares Special Mother’s Day Video. Ashton Shepherd is offering a special acoustic version of “I’m Just A Woman” to honor Mother’s Day. It is clearly a song for women, taking a perspective on the challenges in life that are particularly unique to them. Ashton especially has insight into this perspective as she is a mother herself with a 5-year old son and her second child due in September! (Congrats, Ashton!). “I wrote that one by myself. I opened my diary, and I got to an entry where I was writing about feeling kind of bad, empty and sad. Right after that, I’d written, ‘Well, I guess I’m just being a woman.’ When I read that, I underlined it…The song doesn’t bash the man. It’s kind of saying, ‘Buddy, I understand you pretty much 99 percent of the time. I need you to understand me, too, sometimes because I know I can be hard to deal with…I think it gives women a lot of credit. I think about our mommas…I feel like I’ve written an anthem for them.” -Ashton Shepherd “I’m Just A Woman” is featured on Ashton’s upcoming album, Where Country Grows, set to release July 12th. You can check out this special video here. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPrbv8RCyfk]
Ashton Shepherd Performs National Anthem for NASCAR. Ashton Shepherd, whose current single “Look It Up” is rising in popularity on country music airwaves, is set to perform the National Anthem this Sunday, April 17th at the prestigious Aaron’s 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Talladega, AL. Ashton’s performance, as well as the race, will be televised on FOX, so check local listings!
Ashton Shepherd taps into her sassy side in Look It Up. It’s no secret we’re HUGE Ashton Shepherd fans over here at CMNB, so we’re extremely excited to see so much coming from her team so quickly! Here’s the video for “Look It Up“, her first single off her yet-untitled new album expected out later this year. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1kT4u_D5PA]
Ashton Shepherd is BACK! Check out her new single Look It Up! It must be Christmas cause I just got a big ole present! Ashton Shepherd heard our call and answered with the release of her brand new single “Look it Up”.It is her first new release in 2 years, and I am extremely excited about it! She’s got the single posted here.. take a listen! Country Music Photo Gallery
Ashton Shepherd, your fans want more! Every once in a while an artist comes along who does far more than offer listeners a catchy tune. They reach out of the radio and grab a place in our hearts or thoughts or dreams and just hold on tight for the ride to come. They put a voice to the pain and love and hope we share with only the most intimate of friends. They inspire us. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTmu_OMlNkI] Ashton Shepherd, you are an absolutely inspiring performer who is able to reach people on a deep and personal level. Your lyrics and voice drive younger performers like the amazingly talented gal in the video shown above out of their shells and out into the world to share their gifts. According to the most recent updates that have come across our desks here at CMNB, you were due to release a single last month, but nothing’s come up yet. What can we, your devoted fans, do to light a fire under the rears of the powers-that-be to get your new music out? Sincerely, ~WC~
Country Artist Share Their Favorite Country Classic Songs on opry.com< In celebration of the fall return of Opry Country Classics, opry.com asked a few country artists to share with us their personal favorites—no matter how they define “classic.” Ever wondered which song your favorite artist considers their favorite country classic? Pam Tillis, Josh Turner, George Jones, and even Ashton Shepherd weigh in with their personal picks! Check out the opry.com’s What Makes a Classic Country Song? cover story and see.Country Music Photo Gallery