MCA Nashville released 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, seven 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."
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