Ashley Gorley

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Ashley Gorley
Birth name Ashley Glenn Gorley
Born (1977-04-29) April 29, 1977 (age 39)
Origin Danville, Kentucky, United States
Genres Country, pop
Occupation(s) Songwriter, producer
Instruments Guitar, piano
Years active 2001–present
Associated acts Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan

Ashley Glenn Gorley (born April 29, 1977) is an American songwriter, publisher, and producer from Danville, Kentucky who is based out of Nashville, Tennessee. Gorley has written nineteen number one singles and has over two hundred songs recorded by well-known artists. Writers for Gorley's publishing venture, Taperoom Music, have celebrated numerous cuts, three top ten singles, and one number one so far.[1]


Gorley was born as Ashley Glenn Gorley on April 29, 1977 in Danville, Kentucky, the son of Glenn and Sandra Gorley (née, Alexander).[2][3][4][5]

Selected discography[edit]

Year Artist Album Song Co-written with Notes
2004 Joe Nichols Revelation "I Wish That Wasn't All" Chris DuBois
2005 Jace Everett Jace Everett "Everything I Want" Bryan Simpson, Wade Kirby
George Strait Somewhere Down in Texas "If the Whole World Was A Honky Tonk" Bryan Simpson, Wade Kirby Platinum
Carrie Underwood Some Hearts "Don't Forget to Remember Me" Morgane Hayes, Kelley Lovelace No.1 single, Gold single
2007 Jason Aldean Relentless "Laughed Until We Cried" Kelley Lovelace Top 5 single, Gold single
Trace Adkins American Man: Greatest Hits Volume II "You're Gonna Miss This" Lee Thomas Miller ACM Single of the Year, ASCAP Song of the Year, #1 Single, Platinum single
Carrie Underwood Carnival Ride "All American Girl" Carrie Underwood, Kelley Lovelace #1 single, Platinum single
2008 Billy Currington Little Bit of Everything "Walk On" Wade Kirby, Bryan Simpson
Brad Paisley feat. Keith Urban Play "Start a Band" Dallas Davidson, Kelley Lovelace #1 Single
Darius Rucker Learn to Live "It Won't Be Like This for Long" Darius Rucker, Chris DuBois Gold Single
"Drinkin' and Dialin'"
Blake Shelton Startin' Fires "This is Gonna Take All Night" Chris DuBois
2009 Luke Bryan Doin' My Thing "I Did It Again" Luke Bryan, Brent Stenzel
Joe Nichols Old Things New "Believers" Wade Kirby, Bill Luther Top 30 Single
Brad Paisley American Saturday Night "American Saturday Night" Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois No. 1 Single, Gold single
"Then" Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois No. 1 Single, Gold single
"Catch All the Fish" Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois
Lee Ann Womack N/A "There Is a God" Chris DuBois Released as a single
2010 Kenny Chesney Hemingway's Whiskey "Where I Grew Up" Kelley Lovelace, Neil Thrasher
Tim McGraw Emotional Traffic "Better Than I Used to Be" Bryan Simpson Top 5 Single, Gold single
Darius Rucker Charleston, SC 1966 "Southern State of Mind" Darius Rucker, Chris DuBois
2011 Lauren Alaina Wildflower "Eighteen Inches" Carrie Underwood, Kelley Lovelace Single
Luke Bryan Tailgates & Tanlines "I Know You're Gonna Be There" Luke Bryan
Joe Nichols It's All Good "Take It Off" Dallas Davidson, Kelley Lovelace Top 30 Single
Jake Owen Barefoot Blue Jean Night "Heaven" Chris DuBois, Matt Jenkins
Brad Paisley This Is Country Music "Working on a Tan" Brad Paisley, Kelley Lovelace
"Love Her Like She's Leaving" feat. Don Henley Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois
"Be the Lake" Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois
Blake Shelton feat. Martina McBride Red River Blue "I'm Sorry" Chris DuBois, Chris Stapleton
Matthew West The Heart of Christmas "One Last Christmas" Matthew West Single
Chris Young Neon "Lost" Chris Young, Chris Dubois
2012 Easton Corbin All Over the Road "Dance Real Slow" Carson Chamberlain, Wade Kirby
"All Over the Road" Carson Chamberlain, Wade Kirby Top 5 Single
Florida Georgia Line Here's to the Good Times… This is How We Roll "Take It Out on Me" Shane McAnally, Chris DeStefano
Jana Kramer Jana Kramer "Why Ya Wanna" Catt Gravitt, Chris DeStefano Top 5 Single, Platinum single
Rascal Flatts Changed "Hot in Here" Kelley Lovelace, Dallas Davidson
"A Little Home" Kelley Lovelace, Neil Thrasher
Carrie Underwood Blown Away "Good Girl" Carrie Underwood, Chris DeStefano #1 Single, 2x Platinum single
"Thank God for Hometowns" Hillary Lindsey, Luke Laird
2013 Big Time Rush 24/Seven "Picture This" Carlos Pena Jr., James Maslow, Chris DeStefano
"Just Getting Started" Kendal Schmidt, Logan Henderson, Chris DeStefano
"Na Na Na" Carlos Pena Jr., Chris DeStefano
Luke Bryan Crash My Party "That's My Kind of Night" Dallas Davidson, Chris DeStefano #1 Single, 2x Platinum single
"We Run This Town" Dallas Davidson, Kelley Lovelace
"I See You": Luke Bryan, Luke Laird #1 Single
"Crash My Party" Rodney Clawson #1 Single, 2x Platinum single
"Play It Again" Dallas Davidson #1 Single, Platinum single
Spring Break...Here to Party "Little Bit Later On" Luke Bryan, Luke Laird
"Spring Break-Up" Luke Bryan
Billy Currington We Are Tonight "Hey Girl" Rhett Akins, Chris DeStefano #1 Single, Gold single
Brett Eldredge Bring You Back "Don't Ya" Brett Eldredge, Chris DeStefano No. 1 Single, Platinum single
Will Hoge Never Give In "Strong" Will Hoge, Zach Crowell Single, National Chevy Truck Campaign Two Years
Randy Houser How Country Feels "Runnin' Outta Moonlight" Dallas Davidson, Kelley Lovelace No.1 Single, Platinum single
Scotty McCreery See You Tonight "Can You Feel It" Scotty McCreery, Zach Crowell
"See You Tonight" Top 10 Single, Gold single
"This is That Night" Dallas Davidson, Kelley Lovelace
Joe Nichols Crickets "Open Up A Can" Kelley Lovelace, Dallas Davidson
"Yeah" Bryan Simpson #1 Single, Gold single
Jake Owen Days of Gold "Life of the Party" Dallas Davidson, Chris DeStefano
"Good Timing" Dallas Davidson, Zach Crowell
"Ghost Town" Shane McAnally, Chris DeStefano
"One Little Kiss (Never Killed Nobody)" Shane McAnally, Jimmy Robbins
Brad Paisley Wheelhouse "Tin Can on a String" Brad Paisley, Kelley Lovelace
Parachute Overnight "Overnight" Will Anderson, Chris DeStefano
Randy Rogers Band Trouble "Speak of the Devil" Jedd Hughes, Sarah Buxton
Thomas Rhett It Goes Like This "In A Minute" Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins
"Take You Home" Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins
Darius Rucker True Believers "Radio Darius Rucker, Luke Laird Top 5 Single, Gold Album
Chris Young AM "Aw Naw" Chris Destefano, Chris DuBois Top 5 Single, Gold Album
"Goodbye" Chris Young, Chris DeStefano
"A.M." Chris Young, Chris DeStefano
2014 Jason Aldean Old Boots, New Dirt "Just Gettin' Started" Chris DeStefano, Rhett Akins No. 1 Single,
"Tonight Looks Good On You" Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins Single
Frankie Ballard Sunshine & Whiskey "Young & Crazy" Rhett Akins, Shane McAnally Single
"Sober Me Up" Dallas Davidson
Lee Brice I Don't Dance "That Don't Sound Like You" Lee Brice, Rhett Akins Single
"Somebody's Been Drinking" Shane McNally, Hillary Lindsey
Luke Bryan Spring Break 6...Like We Ain't Ever "Night One" Luke Bryan, Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip
Chase Bryant Chase Bryant "Little Bit of You" Derek George, Chase Bryant Single
Dan + Shay Where It All Began "Nothin' Like You" Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Chris DeStefano Single
Florida Georgia Line Anything Goes "Smile" Dallas Davidson, Chris DeStefano Gold Album
"Every Night" Chris DeStefano, Kelley Hubbard
Gloriana Best Night Ever "Best Night Ever" Hillary Lindsey, Luke Laird Single
Lucy Hale Between Roads "Thats What I Call Crazy" Kacey Musgraves, Chris DeStefano
"You Sound Good to Me" Hillary Lindsey, Luke Laird Single
"Kiss Me" Chris DeStefano, Mike Daly, Lindy Robbins
Love and Theft "Night That You'll Never Forget" Dallas Davidson Single
Dustin Lynch Where It's At "Halo" Matt Jenkins, Jimmy Robbins
"To the Sky" Zach Crowell, Dustin Lynch
"What You Wanna Hear" Ben Hayslip, Rhett Akins
"Middle of Nowhere" Zach Crowell, Dustin Lynch
Jennifer Nettles & Brandy Clark His Hands "His Hands" Jennifer Nettles, Hillary Lindsey Single
Rascal Flatts Rewind "Rewind" Chris DeStefano, Eric Paslay No.1 Single, Gold Single
Chase Rice Ignite the Night "Do It Like This" Dallas Davidson, Chris DeStefano
"Beer With The Boys" Dallas Davidson, Chase Rice
Dallas Smith Tippin' Poin EP "This Town Ain't A Town" Rodney Clawson, Chris DeStefano
Cole Swindell Cole Swindell "Swayin" Chris DeStefano, Rhett Akins
Trisha Yearwood PrizeFighter: Hit After Hit "You Can't Trust The Weatherman" Bryan Simpson, Wade Kirby
2015 Luke Bryan Spring Break...Checkin' Out "Games" Luke Bryan Single
"Spring Breakdown" Luke Bryan, Zach Crowell
Kill the Lights "Kick the Dust Up" Dallas Davidson, Chris DesStefano
"Way Way Back" Luke Bryan, Rodney Clawson
"Scarecrows" Trevor Rosen, Shane McAnally
Easton Corbin About to Get Real "Clockwork Carson Chamberlain, Wade Kirby
Billy Currington Summer Forever "Don't It" Ross Copperman, Jaren Johnston No.1 Single
"Wake Me Up" Josh Osborne, Jimmy Robbins
"Do I Make You Wanna" Jerry Flowers, Matt Jenkins, Zach Crowell
Reba McEntire Love Somebody "That's When I Knew" Jim Collins
Thomas Rhett Tangled Up "T-Shirt" Luke Laird, Shane McAnally
"Playing with Fire" Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins
"Learned It From the Radio" Nicolle Galyon, Shane McAnally, Jimmy Robbins
Carrie Underwood Storyteller "Dirty Laundry" Hillary Lindsey, Zach Crowell
2016 Jake Owen American Love "You Ain't Going Nowhere" Ross Copperman, Dallas Davidson
"American Country Love Song" Ross Copperman, Jaren Johnston Single
Blake Shelton If I'm Honest "A Guy with a Girl" Bryan Simpson
"One Night Girl" Dallas Davidson
Dallas Smith TBD "One Little Kiss" Shane McAnally, Jimmy Robbins Single

Tape Room discography[edit]

Year Artist Album Song Co-written with Awards
2013 Keith Urban Fuse "Cop Car" Matt Jenkins, Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt Top 10 Single
Scotty McCreery See You Tonight "See You Tonight" Zach Crowell, Ashley Gorley, Scotty McCreery Top 10 Single
Jake Owen Days of Gold "Good Timing" Zach Crowell, Dallas Davidson, Ashley Gorley
"Tipsy" Matt Jenkins, Shane McAnally, Trevor Rosen
Lecrae Gravity "Confe$$ions" Zach Crowell, Torrance Esmond, Michael Jefferson, Chris Mackey, Lecrae Moore, Derrick Omondi Okoth, Joseph Prielozny Grammy for Best Gospel Album
2014 Florida Georgia Line Anything Goes "Confession" Matt Jenkins, Rodney Clawson, Ross Copperman
Dustin Lynch Dustin Lynch "Where It's At" Matt Jenkins, Zach Crowell, Cary Barlowe No. 1 Single
Blake Shelton Bringing Back the Sunshine "Good Country Song" Matt Jenkins, Jessi Alexander, Tommy Lee James
Sam Hunt Montevallo "House Party" Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers, Sam Hunt Single
"Break Up in a Small Town" Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally
"Single for the Summer" Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
"Cop Car" Zach Crowell, Matt Jenkins, Sam Hunt
"Raised On It" Zach Crowell, Matt Jenkins, Sam Hunt Single
2015 Luke Bryan Spring Break... Checkin' Out "Spring Breakdown" Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers, Matt Jenkins
Billy Currington Summer Forever "Do I Make You Wanna" Ashley Gorley, Jerry Flowers, Matt Jenkins, Zach Crowell


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