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Jared Ashley

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Genre: 80's Bands, Country Bands, Cover Bands, Fraternity & Sorority Bands, Rock Bands, Variety Bands
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Price Range: $2500-$3500
(Price Range based on engagements within 100 miles of location denoted.)

About Jared Ashley:

With his high-energy live shows and distinctive country rock sound, Jared Ashley has built his career on the little things-"I'm very particular," he says. "From the stage movement to harmonies to the way the bass and drums play off one another, it all matters. As a songwriter, I even like all the little words to matter, the 'thes' and 'ands' and 'buts,'" he explains. And little by little, all the elements have come together to make Jared Ashley one of Nashville's most promising rising artists.

Step back from the details, and the big picture is bright: Ashley was a finalist on season four of USA Network's Nashville Star, where he set himself apart from a sea of 30,000 hopefuls. He has been named one of the top acts on the SEC college circuit. He has been recognized as the Regional Act of the Year winner and Country Male Artist of the Year nominee at The Georgia Country Music Awards. After releasing his well-received debut self-titled album in 2011, featuring the radio single "Stained," Jared was signed to a deal with Ohio-based Blaster Entertainment, also home to Hank Williams Jr., Neal McCoy, Aaron Lewis, and Brother Trouble. What's more, Ashley has scored endorsements with Hick Stuff Apparel and Epiphone Guitars, GHS Strings, and Eminence Speaker.

Born in Hobbs, New Mexico, near the oil fields of the West Texas-New Mexico border, Ashley relocated to Newnan, Georgia with his dad as a small child. "Growing up, my parents listened to Alabama, Ronnie Milsap, Kenny Rogers...I was always around country music as a kid," Jared recalls. Later, he came to claim country music as his own, inspired by the revitalization of country in the early 90's by Travis Tritt and especially Alan Jackson, a fellow Newnan native.

He received his first guitar at the age of five, and it proved a constant friend to him. The Ashley family moved back to Hobbs when Jared was a sophomore in high school, and not knowing a soul his own age, he began writing songs to pass the time. "That's when I really sat down and started writing songs, working on learning how to play the guitar, just trying to consume my time with things other than being bored out of my mind," he says.
After high school, Jared joined the Navy, where he served for four years aboard the USS Independence and USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carriers stationed in Yokosuka, Japan, and served two tours of duty in the Persian Gulf. "On long trips out to sea, there's not a whole lot to do when you get off work. Either stare at water or play the guitar. And that's when I got more serious about it."

On Sundays, Ashley began playing acoustic gigs at George's Country Bar, located just off the Naval base in Yokosuka. While in Japan, Ashley's music caught the ear of a friend who quickly introduced him to a contact with deep ties to the Nashville music scene. With one year left on his commitment with the US Navy, Jared booked his first trip to Nashville and was hooked.

After moving to Nashville the following year, Jared assembled a band and soon landed the much sought-after Friday-Saturday night gig at the world famous Tootsie's Orchid Lounge on lower Broadway, where he had the honor of sharing the stage with guests artists including Merle Haggard, ZZ Top, Blues Traveler, Toby Keith, Joe Nichols and Tracy Lawrence. "Broadway's a boot camp," Jared says. "You're gonna meet a ton of people and you're gonna learn a lot. It'll make you or break you."
He was soon introduced to the former president of Giant Records, who took him into the studio to cut four original songs. Later he recorded the infectious ballad, "The Next Glass," which became a listener favorite on Nashville's iconic WSM-FM radio station. Ashley then inked a development deal with RCA Records and recorded with Buddy Cannon and Joe Scaiff. While playing at Tootsie's, Jared fortuitously connected with Primesource Entertainment, a booking agency specializing in the Southeastern college market. Primesource opened the door to the next phase of Ashley's career, playing up to 160 dates a year at colleges and universities across the region.

Ashley continues to keep a gruelling tour schedule, delighting audiences at fairs, festivals and clubs nationwide with his rebellious brand of country rock-meets honky tonk. He is currently writing for an upcoming project with Blaster Entertainment. "I'm a songwriter first, and I became an artist because I wanted people to hear my songs," Jared says. "I'm really enjoying the songs I'm writing now because they represent where I am in my life right now." Recently married, Jared credits his wife, Taylor, as the inspiration behind his upcoming project. "There are no breakup songs, no crying in your beer- It's all fun."

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Songs

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Guys Like Me-Eric Church
Love Your Love The Most-Eric Church
Rain Is A Good Thing-Luke Bryan
Country Man-Luke Bryan
All My Friends Say-Luke Bryan
It's All About Tonight-Blake Shelton
Boots On-Randy Houser
Lover Lover-Jerrod Niemann
The Truth-Jason Aldean
Why-Jason Aldean
Hicktown-Jason Aldean
Amarillo Sky-Jason Aldean
A lot Of Leavin' Left To Do-Dierks Bentley
Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy-Big & Rich
Wave On Wave-Pat Green
Almost Home-Craig Morgan
Long Line Of Losers-Kevin Fowler
On A Good Night-Wade Hayes
That Ain't My Truck-Rhett Akins
That's Just Jessie-Kevin Denny
But For The Grace Of God-Keith Urban
Love Somebody Like You-Keith Urban
Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me-Keith Urban
Right Where I Need To Be-Gary Allen
It Would Be You-Gary Allen
Much Too Young-Garth Brooks
Friends In Low Places-Garth Brooks
The River-Garth Brooks
I Just Wanna Dance With You-George Strait
Check Yes Or No-George Strait
Write This Down-George Strait
Troubadour-George Strait
Blue Clear Sky-George Strait
Everything's Changed-Lone Star
10 Rounds of Jose-Tracy Byrd
Water Melon Crawl-Tracy Byrd
God Bless Texas-Little Texas
Play Something Country-Brooks and Dunn
You Better Kiss Me-Brooks and Dunn
She Used To Be Mine-Brooks and Dunn
Sticks And Stones-Tracy Lawrence
Just To See You Smile-Tim McGraw
I Like It, I Love It-Tim McGraw
Don't Take The Girl-Tim McGraw
Not A Moment Too Soon-Tim McGraw
Something Like That-Tim McGraw
She's Got It All-Kenny Chesney
How Forever Feels-Kenny Chesney
Don't Happen Twice-Kenny Chesney
There Goes My Life-Kenny Chesney
What I Need To Do-Kenny Chesney
Help Me Hold On-Travis Tritt
Modern Day Bonnie And Clyde-Travis Tritt
Put Some Drive In Your Country- Travis Tritt
Even The Man In The Moon-Mark Collie
One More Last Chance-Vince Gill
Liza Jane-Vince Gill
That's How I Got To Memphis-Daryl Dodd
Here In The Real World-Alan Jackson
Devil In Me-Alan Jackson
Chasin That Neon Rainbow-Alan Jackson
Chattahoochee-Alan Jackson
Midnight In Montgomery-Alan Jackson
Should Have Been A Cowboy-Toby Keith
Courtesy Of The Red White and Blue-Toby Keith
How Do You Like Me Now-Toby Keith
Night To Remember-Joe Diffie
Texas Size Heartache-Joe Diffie
Brokenheartsville-Joe Nichols
The Impossible-Joe Nichols
Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off-Joe Nichols
Dust On The Bottle-David Lee Murphy
Party Crowd-David Lee Murphy
Better Off In A Pine Box-Doug Stone


Rock

Sweet Home Alabama-Lynyrd Skynyrd
Simple Man-Lynyrd Skynyrd
Three Steps-Lynyrd Skynyrd
Free Bird-Lynyrd Skynyrd
Ballad Of Curtis Lowe-Lynyrd Skynyrd
I Know A Little-Lynyrd Skynyrd
Can't You See-Marshall Tucker Band
Train Train-Black Foot
Roadhouse Blues-The Doors
Jump-Van Halen
Ain't Talking Bout Love-Van Halen
Ice Cream Man-Van Halen
Come Sail Away-Styx
Walk This Way-Aerosmith
Mary Jane's Last Dance-Tom Petty
Break Down-Tom Petty
Every Rose Has It's Thorn-Poison
Talk Dirty To Me-Poison
Nothing But A Good Time-Poison
Shook Me All Night Long-AC/DC
Back In Black-AC/DC
Dirty Deeds-AC/DC
Faith-George Michael
Shaky Ground-The Temptations
Ain't Too Proud To Bed-The Temptations
Superstition-Stevie Wonder
Some Kinda Wonderful-Grand Funk Railroad
Cowboy-Kid Rock
Hard To Handle-Black Crowes
She Talks To Angels-Black Crowes
Purple Rain-Prince
What I Got-Sublime
Honk Tonk Women-Rolling Stones
Tush-ZZ Top
Sharp Dressed Man-ZZ Top
Lagrange-ZZ Top
Play That Funky Music-Wild Cherry
Turn The Page-Bob Segar
Night Moves-Bob Segar
Old Time Rock n'Roll-Bob Segar
Keep Your Hands To Yourself-Georgia Satellites
Keep Rockin Me-Steve Miller
The Joker-Steve Miller
Long Train Runnin-Steve Miller
When I Come Around-Green Day
Summer Of 69-Bryan Adams
Cuts Like A Knife-Bryan Adams
Pride And Joy-Stevie Ray Vaughan
Have You Ever Seen The Rain-CCR
Wanted Dead Or Alive-Bon Jovi
It's My Life- Bon Jovi
I Want You To Want Me-Cheap Trick
Feel Like Making Love-Bad Company
Pink Houses-John Cougar Melencamp
Redneck Girl-Bellamy Brothers
Mustang Sally-Wilson Pickett
Hard To Handle-Red Hot Chili Peppers
Home Sweet Home-Motley Crue
Sweet Child Of Mine-Guns & Roses
Brown Eyed Girl
Take It On The Run-Rio Speedwagon


Classic Country

Rambling Fever-Merle Haggard
Sit Here And Drink-Merle Haggard
Momma Tried-Merle Haggard
Sing Me Back Home-Merle Haggard
Working Man Blues-Merle Haggard
Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line-Waylon Jennings
Ramblin Man-Waylon Jennings
Luckenbach Texas-Waylon Jennings
Momma Don't Let Your Baby's-Waylon Jennings
Grow Up To Be Cowboys-Waylon Jennings
Devil Went Down To Georgia-Charlie Daniels
Long Haired Country Boy-Charlie Daniels
He Stopped Loving Her Today-George Jones
White Lightning-George Jones
The Race Is On-George Jones
The Fireman-George Strait
Cowboy Rides Away-George Strait
I Cross My Heart-George Strait
Dinosaur-Hank Jr.
Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound-Hank Jr.
Family Tradition-Hank Jr.
Born To Boogie-Hank Jr.
All My Rowdy Friends-Hank Jr.
Whiskey On Ice-Hank Jr.
Country Boy Can Survive-Hank Jr.
Cadillac Cowboy-Chris LeDoux
Cadillac Ranch-Chris LeDoux
Powder River Home-Chris LeDoux
The Perfect Country And Western Song- David Allen Coe
The Ride-David Allen Coe
Boot Scootin Boogie-Brooks And Dunn
Neon Moon-Brooks And Dunn
Dixie Land Delight-Alabama
Mountain Music-Alabama
My Homes In Alabama-Alabama
Fishin In The Dark-NittyGritty Dirk Band


Rap

The Humpty Dance-Digital Underground
Ice Ice Baby-Vanilla Ice
Funky Cold Medina-Tone Loc
Old Rock N' Roll
La Bamba-Ritchie Vallens
My Ding-A-Ling -Chuck Berry
Last Kiss
Hang On Sloopy


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