Ashley Nichole Honnell was born on June 28th, 1994 in the beautiful resort town of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Recently, she has relocated to Franklin, TN in order to take her music career to the next level in Nashville. Ashley is not just a country singer/songwriter/musician, but a performer, as she comes alive on stage with much energy and attitude.
Ashley’s released singles, 'I Just Wanted You to Know’, and ‘Flowers’ can both be found on iTunes and Reverbnation. Music videos for both songs can be found on VEVO and Youtube with over 33,300 views for 'I Just Wanted You to Know' and close to 24,000 views for 'Flowers'.
Legendary producer Keith Olsen said of Ashley- “Ashley came into the studio with tons of raw talent and energy. It was so inspiring to work with an artist that has so much support from her friends, family, and doesn’t rely on technology for her sound. What you see is what you get. Here at Pogologo Corp. we have big hopes for her success.”
CDA Press- In the article ‘Leap of Faith to Live the Dream’, Kerri Rankin Thoreson said, “For the last three years since graduation Ashley has been paying her dues and working hard. I’ve watched her perform everything from the national anthem at an NIC rugby match and shows at the North Idaho Fair, to holding her own on stage with Kelly Hughes and performing at clubs with her own band. This week, Ashley and her very supportive parents, Mark and Lisa Honnell, are taking a 2,000-mile leap of faith as they pack up and move to Nashville, Tenn. We tell young people to follow their dreams and it’s inspiring when they actually do just that. My money is on Ashley Honnell of Post Falls, Idaho, to be the next big thing in all of country music.”
The Iceman’s Top 40 New Country chart nominated and voted Ashley’s single 'Flowers' to the Top 40 New Artists Countdown where the song remained on the charts for 15 weeks, and her song climbed from #40 to #13.
Ashley was interviewed and performed 'I Just Wanted You to Know' on KHQ News, Spokane, Washington. She was also interviewed and had radio airplay on 1080 ESPN North Idaho, on two different occasions, with the release of each song.
Ashley was contacted by DJ Tay James, the official DJ to Justin Bieber to interview her on the release of ‘I Just Wanted You to Know’ and then again for a second interview at the release of 'Flowers'.
We Know the DJ interview- ”Her out-going, yet humble personality and outstanding voice is what will make her shine bright. Be sure to follow Ashley on Twitter at @AshleyHonnell and tweet her, she loves to interact with her followers!!”
One of the highlights of her career this far, has been opening for Scotty McCreery in Spokane, Washington. In addition to Ashley’s music, she was one of ten to win a nationwide SPA model contest. Ashley continues to use her modeling experience to enhance her music.
Ashley has done extra work in Nashville, as she was in Florida Georgia Line’s 'Mountain Dew' commercial, and she will also be appearing on Season 8 of the CMT television series 'Nashville' as a Bluebird Cafe wait staff.
Social media is very important to Ashley as her fans have been a huge support system to her on her journey. To date she has over 25,000 followers on Instagram, and 7,500 total followers of Facebook, and 2,200 Twitter followers.