Celebrate the Heart of Country, Americana, and Roots Music!

Drop Us A Line, Y'all

Y'all interested in advertising, partnering up, contributing stories, joining our team, or just got a question? Well, don't be shy, drop us a line!

Follow Us

Know More About Country Songwriter Ashley Gorley

by

Fame and celebrity status was never a dream for country songwriter Ashley Gorley. He never wanted to be under the limelight. All he wanted was to just see his name in parenthesis.

Gorley started his songwriting journey at a young age. However, it took him seven years before gaining his first top 40 songs. Even the first song that he wrote that got an artist cut, Joanna Janét’s “Since I’ve Seen You Last,” for some reason, did not even make the top 40 of the charts. But for Gorley, it was his first time seeing and hearing his song on local media platforms, and seeing his name inside a parenthesis gives him the best feeling.

Since then, Ashley Gorley’s name has been in hundreds of parentheses including 50 number 1 hits. This includes Locash’s “One Big Country Song” as his most recent one.  This makes Gorley the only songwriter in Country and to the rest of the music industry as the only songwriter to reach 50 number 1 hits since the history of the Mediabase and Billboard Airplay Charts. 

Gorley also earned some accolades for himself such as Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year four times, NSAI Songwriter of the Year three times, ACM Songwriter of the Year nominee eight times, and ASCAP Songwriter of the Year seven times.

His First Ever Country Song

Ashley Gorley grew into pop music, MTV, hip-hop, and 90’s R&B roots. It was not until he moved to Nashville that he became a country junky. Gorley wrote his first country song when he was at Belmont University. To him, the song was terrible. “Promise Land” was used by one of the singers in Belmont for a song showcase and eventually won!

“Okay, this is weird,” Gorley added.

The Secrets of Writing

Songwriting was a process and was not just an overnight skill that Ashley Gorley learned. His work ethics were from those countless hours observing and learning from seasoned songwriters like Craig Wiseman. He believed that the ones who spent more time studying and learning the secrets behind are the ones who will have hit after hit.

His Legendary Songwriting Process

With all the accolades and recognitions that Ashley Gorley has attained over time, what could have been the secret behind his success? For Gorley, it was his ability to do it all. When Gorley thinks of the song’s lyrics, the melody just follows. Gorley has the capability to not just focus on doing the title or creating the track, Gorley loves doing all of those and he does it excellently. 

Latest Stories

Glastonbury Festival 2024

Glastonbury Festival 2024: What You Need To Know

Festival Title:Glastonbury Festival 2024Festival Duration:June 26-30, 2024Venue:Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset, EnglandPerformers Include:Dua Lipa, Coldplay, SZA, Shania Twain, and moreTicket Information:SOLD OUT The annual Glastonbury Festival is ready to welcome ...

Reba McEntire + No U In Oklahoma

Reba McEntire’s Single “No U in Oklahoma” Should’ve Been More Popular

Listening to “No U in Oklahoma” by Reba McEntire is like finding a hidden treasure. It may not be a popular classic, but the fun and funky country beat of ...

Red Wing Roots Festival 2024

Red Wing Roots Festival 2024: What You Need To Know

Festival Title:Red Wing XI Roots Music Festival 2024Festival Duration:June 21-23, 2024Venue:Natural Chimneys Park in Mount Solon, VirginiaPerformers Include:Kurt Vile & The Violators, Bonny Light Horseman, and moreTicket Information:Get Your Tickets ...

Barefoot Country Music Festival 2024

Barefoot Country Music Festival 2024: What You Need To Know

Festival Title:Barefoot Country Music Fest 2024Festival Duration:June 20-23, 2024Venue:On The Beach of Wildwood, New JerseyPerformers Include:Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Kane Brown, Old Dominion, and moreTicket Information:Get Your Tickets Here Come ...

Country Jam Colorado 2024

Country Jam Colorado 2024: What You Need To Know

Festival Title:Country Jam Colorado Music Festival 2024Festival Duration:June 20-22, 2024Venue:Jam Ranch in Grand Junction, ColoradoPerformers Include:Parker McCollum, Jelly Roll, Thomas Rhett and moreTicket Information:Get Your Tickets Here Since 1992, Country ...

Keith Urban Still Tries to 'Impress' Wife Nicole Kidman with His Concerts

Keith Urban Always Aims to Impress Wife Nicole Kidman Onstage

To anyone who said love is dead hasn’t surely met Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman. The longtime couple of almost 18 years –with two kids, Sunday and Faith – is ...

Martina McBride + God's Will

Martina McBride’s “God’s Will” is a Message of Hope

Released in November 2004, “God’s Will” is a faith-filled country song that will lift up your spirits. Martina McBride’s chart-topping songs such as “A Broken Wing” and “Wrong Again” have ...

The Lumineers + Cleopatra

Unravel a Nostalgic Feeling with The Lumineers’ “Cleopatra”

Written by Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites, The Lumineers’ “Cleopatra” is a notable record for its raw and acoustic sound. Released on March 25, 2016, the song was a track ...

Montgomery Gentry + Lucky Man

“Lucky Man” by Montgomery Gentry is Indeed a Lucky Song

Kentucky natives Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry released a single, “Lucky Man,” in January 2007 to express gratitude and appreciation for life despite its negativities. It was the second single ...

Mo Pitney + Duct Tape and Jesus

Story Behind Mo Pitney’s Hit Song “Duct Tape and Jesus”

It seems that Mo Pitney has stayed true to his words and kept traditional country music relevant with his new song, “Duct Tape and Jesus.” American country singer Morgan Daniel ...