Debut Single ‘Takin’ Off This Pain’ Topping Charts
MCA Nashville will release Ashton Shepherd’s debut record “Sounds So Good,” produced by Buddy Cannon (Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire), March 4.Â Shepherd co-wrote 10 songs for the 11-track album, 7 of which she single-handedly penned, including the debut single “Takin’ Off This Pain.”
Wise beyond her years, the Alabama native began performing at an early age.Â She taught herself guitar and won a contest that awarded her an opening spot for Lorrie Morgan, which drew attention from Nashville.
“Right after I got the record deal, I was asked how many original songs I had,” Shepherd recalls.Â “I said, ‘About 150.'”
“I started singing as soon as I could talk,” commented Shepherd.Â “I entered my first country showdown when I was eight years old.Â As soon as I was big enough to write on paper, I was coming up with stuff.Â I’ve got notebooks where I was writing down songs when I couldn’t even spell correctly, from the time I was five, six, seven years old.Â A pinch before I turned 15, I started playing.Â When I picked up the guitar, the songs just started pouring out, just one after the other.”