Ashton Shepherd To Release 'Sounds So Good' March 4

Debut Single 'Takin' Off This Pain' Topping Charts



Feb 20, 2008, 00:00 ET from MCA Nashville Records

    NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ - MCA Nashville will release
 Ashton Shepherd's debut record "Sounds So Good," produced by Buddy Cannon
 (Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire), March 4. 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. 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. "I said, 'About 150.'"
 
     "I started singing as soon as I could talk," commented Shepherd. "I
 entered my first country showdown when I was eight years old. As soon as I
 was big enough to write on paper, I was coming up with stuff. 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. A pinch before I
 turned 15, I started playing. When I picked up the guitar, the songs just
 started pouring out, just one after the other."
 
 
For more information on Ashton Shepherd, contact Jason Owen at 615.524.7563 or jason.owen@umusic.com, Amber Williams at 615.524.7516 or amber.williams@umusic.com or Regina Stuve at 615.524.7543 or regina.stuve@umusic.com Or log on to www.ashtonshepherd.com or www.umgnashville.com

SOURCE MCA Nashville Records