Ashton Shepherd At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
Ashton Shepherd is a country singer/songwriter with strong Americana roots. Shepherd grew up in the small town of Leroy, Alabama and began her musical career at age five, when she began writing song lyrics in notebooks. When Shepherd was 8 she started performing in local talent competitions and small venues. With help from her parents, Shepherd even recorded an album independently when she was 15. Shepherd's mainstream country career took off in 2006 when she won the grand prize at a talent show: the opening slot at a Lorrie Morgan concert. While Ashton Shepherd was singing as the opening act for Morgan, she was seen by a representative of MCA Nashville Records. Shortly after, Shepherd was working on her first studio album.