Ashley Gearing is no stranger to hard work or the demands of the music business. At the young age of 12, she made history by entering Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart, eclipsing a 46 year-old record previously held by Brenda Lee. Her version of "Can You Hear Me When I Talk to You" gave Ashley immediate national exposure by displaying a talent well beyond her years.
Now, at the age of 19, Ashley is busy taking her vocal career to the next level. Currently working in the studio with famed music producer Byron Gallimore (Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Jo Dee Messina) and recently signed to Curb Records, she readying herself for a new single, album, and a very busy 2010.
Curb Records Sr. VP/General Manager, Dennis Hannon, is excited about the label's newest talent, "Ashley is a triple threat: young, talented and beautiful, I think she's got a long successful career ahead of her and I'm thrilled that she's part of our Curb family."
In just a few short years, Ashley has earned some major career achievements. She received ASCAP's "Uncut Diamond" award as a future Country rising star, performed numerous times on the famed stage of the Grand Ole Opry, and was voted Best Female Country artist in a New Country Artist poll in 2006.
Besides playing festivals and packed stadiums, Ashley has performed with the Boston Pops, at the homecoming celebration for General Tommy Franks, and on national television for the Boston Red Sox on numerous occasions, including the national playoffs with the New York Yankees in 2004. In addition, Ashley recorded music for the Walt Disney CD Series, DISNEYMANIA, with an incredible version of "When You Wish Up On A Star". Most recently, she was a featured guest on numerous national radio shows, including the famed "Rick and Bubba" show.
Almost as amazing as her musical talent is her ability to connect with fans. In her first year of maintaining a MySpace webpage, she has had in excess of over 1,450,000 hits. With a tremendous fan base on that site alone, she is a force to be taken seriously.
"This is a dream come true", says Ashley, "This is what I love to do, and I'm enjoying every bit of it. The support from my family and friends is really wonderful, and I'm especially happy that there are a lot of young people among my fans, because it's great that they know about country music".
Ashley is managed by Violator Mainstar Entertainment in Nashville.
Her Curb debut single "What You Think About Us" was released August 2010. Look for her new single "Five More Minutes" to hit radio in March 2011!