Ashley Briggs is 15 years old and lives in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is a Country Music singer/songwriter whose career has changed drastically over the last 2 ½ years. Ashley has gone from singing in Church and at local karaoke venues to being ‘discovered’ and signing a development contract with an established Nashville industry executive team! She is currently working on a project in Nashville which will result in a CD release in the near future.
Ashley’s story is a humble one; she learned to sing while listening, as a very young child, to the worship team at the Church. After a talent show at her school, she was asked to audition for the role in the high school production of Annie; a role she was awarded at the young age of 10. Ashley started writing songs completing her first one, Better than You, (Ashley Briggs and Beth Cohen) in the 7th grade. She has many more in her song file and is excited about her new original ‘Island Cowboy” (Ashley Briggs and Keith Ridenour) which is making waves across Florida and will soon be released as a music video.
In 2011, Ashley and her family travelled to Nashville where, on her very first trip, she was able to sing her original “Turquoise” (Ashley Briggs and Marcy Beaupied) at the Bluebird Café, she also made it onto the stage of the Nashville Palace and World Famous Tootsies. In 2011, Ashley was asked by the founder of Tunes for Tots, Jason Shockey, to participate in local shows to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She was a participant in 14 of the 17 Christmas Tour 2011 shows throughout South Florida as well as over 20+ shows raising some $15,000.00 for the foundation. Ashley is currently the spokesperson for Tunes for Tots of South Florida, a cause that is dear to her heart as Ashley believes in giving back through the use of her God given talent.
Ashley has been interviewed on local television news shows as well as local Radio Stations (WKIS 99.9FM). She was one of the four national finalists in the 2011 Voice of an Angel national competition and has sung the National Anthem for the Miami Marlins spring training games. She placed in the top ten of the 2011 Texaco Country Showdown, Sebastian, Florida competition; placed third in the 2012 Texaco Country Showdown local competition held at the RoundUp Night Club in Davie, Florida, sponsored by WKIS Country and was a nominee for South Florida Country Music’s Local Female Artist of 2011. The Award went to one of Ashley’s friends and mentor, the lovely Amber Leigh.
Ashley is dedicated to working hard on her dream of becoming a major recording artist and with a voice that most everyone describes as ‘pure’, her audience grabbing stage presence and a lot of faith, she will undoubtedly get there.
Ashley is grateful to all of her fans and friends both in the biz and out, for helping her come so very far in such a short amount of time.