Ash Bowers at CMA Music Festival, June 2010
|Origin||Jackson, Tennessee, USA|
|Labels||Stoney Creek, Wide Open|
|Associated acts||Forty5 South|
Ashley "Ash" Bowers (born in Jackson, Tennessee) is an American country music singer. He is the former lead singer of Forty5 South, and has charted three singles through Broken Bow Records imprint Stoney Creek.
Bowers was originally lead vocalist of the group Forty5 South, which also comprised Jonathon King (drums), Seth Gordon (bass guitar), Phillip Lemmings (guitar, mandolin), and Justin Tapley (guitar). which released the album We're Country So We Can in 2003. It was produced by Bret Michaels of Poison.
He signed to Stoney Creek Records, a sister label to Broken Bow Records, in June 2009. In August 2009, Bowers released his debut single "Stuck", written by Frank J. Myers and Billy Montana. It debuted at No. 60 on the U.S. Billboard country singles charts dated for September 19. Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave a favorable review, saying that he could identify with the song's theme of wanting to leave a small town and adding, "Even if somebody doesn’t leave that hometown they feel ‘stuck’ in, they certainly can use this song as a weekend party anthem". His debut album was to have been produced by Buddy Cannon. Two more singles were released from the project: "Ain't No Stopping Her Now" and "I Still Believe in That", but the album was never released.
A fourth single, "Red," was released to country radio on January 21, 2013 on Wide Open Records.
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|2010||"Ain't No Stopping Her Now"||44|
|2011||"I Still Believe in That"||60|
|2013||"Red"||—||Shake It Off|
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|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
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