He went from Navy singer to Lower Broadway to Nashville Star, but luckily for us, Jared Ashley is now going mainstream! After placing 5th on the reality show in 2006, Jared Ashley took to the road to perfect his live performances and songwriting skills. In 2010 the singer/songwriter went to the studio and released an album without help from a label. With a self-financed album, Jared earned recognition from Blaster Records that eventually signed him among acts like Aaron Lewis and Hank Williams, Jr.
Currently in the studio with an album expected by the end of the year, Jared Ashley has released "Last Train To Memphis" to country radio. The song is a co-write with Nick Sturms and Jeremy McComb. Jared's vocals are impeccable on the track and reminiscent to me of a blend between Kip Moore and JT Hodges - yeah, he has the best of both rasp and ease to his voice! This is one of those artists that could sing just about anything and I would listen.
"Last Train To Memphis" is more than just vocals, however! It is well produced and there are great lyrics behind it. It's the tale of missing a loved one after leaving for a period of time and the return to that love. "It’s a one way track here and no going back /If I miss this, the last train to Memphis." I could easily hear this song follow the tracks right up the charts. After giving the song a few listens, I know Jared has made one new fan in me. This album will quickly become one of the most anticipated albums of the year if Jared continues on this track. The single, "Last Train To Memphis" is available for purchase on iTunes now!
To follow Jared on his ride, "like" him on Facebook.com/JaredAshleyMusic and follow him @JaredAshley - this is one name you should get used to hearing!