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|Birth name||Ashley Gorley|
|Origin||Danville, Kentucky, United States|
|Associated acts||Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Kenny Chesney|
Ashley Gorley is an American songwriter and producer. He is a 1999 graduate of Belmont University In 2001 signed with Combustion Music Publishing. In 2006, he co-wrote Carrie Underwood's "Don't Forget to Remember Me", which went to number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Since that song, he has co-written over 100 songs by over 50 artists. In 2008 and 2009 he won the Triple Play Award, which is given to songwriters who write three number 1 singles in a one-year span. Also in 2008 and 2009, he was on Billboard's list of 'Top Ten Writers Of The Year'. He has been nominated for two Grammy Awards and was the 2009 ASCAP Songwriter of the year. Ashley also has a joint venture with his publishing company, Combustion Music, through which he has two writers, Matt Jenkins and Zach Crowell signed to him.
Number 1 singles that Gorley composed include "All-American Girl" and "Good Girl" by Carrie Underwood, "Start a Band" and "Then" by Brad Paisley, "It Won't Be Like This for Long" by Darius Rucker; other notable Top 10 compositions of his are Paisley's "American Saturday Night" and Jason Aldean's "Laughed Until We Cried". He also co-wrote Jana Kramer's debut single "Why Ya Wanna".
Over his career Ashley has had songs recorded by Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Chris Young, Trace Adkins, Jake Owen, Billy Currington, Joe Nichols, Lauren Alaina, Mark Wills, Jana Kramer, Lee Ann Womack, Jamey Johnson, Kenny Rogers, Gretchen Wilson, Randy Travis, Neal McCoy, Sammy Kershaw, Josh Hoge, Matthew West, Frankie Ballard, and many more. 
- Don't Forget to Remember Me - Carrie Underwood - No. 1 
- Good Girl - Carrie Underwood - No. 1
- Start a Band – Keith Urban and Brad Paisley - No. 1 
- It Won't Be Like This for Long– Darius Rucker - No. 1(3 weeks) 
- Crash My Party - Luke Bryan No. 1 (3 weeks)
- See You Tonight - Scotty McCreery No. 34
- Then - Brad Paisley - No. 1 (3 weeks) 
- All-American Girl – Carrie Underwood - No. 1(2 weeks) 
- You're Gonna Miss This – Trace Adkins - No. 1 (2 weeks) (Song Of The Year) 
- Laughed Until We Cried – Jason Aldean - No. 5 
- American Saturday Night – Brad Paisley - No. 1
- Better Than I Used to Be - Tim McGraw - No. 5 
- Why Ya Wanna - Jana Kramer
- Take It Off - Joe Nichols
- 2008 Billboard Top Ten Writers Of The Year
- 2008 CMA Triple Play Award
- 2008 NSAI Song Of The Year, "You're Gonna Miss This"
- 2009 Billboard Top Ten Writers Of The Year
- 2009 ASCAP Songwriter Of The Year
- 2009 CMA Triple Play Award
- 2009 ASCAP Song Of The Year Honors, "You're Gonna Miss This" 
- 2009 ACM Single Of The Year Award
- Best Country Song: You're Gonna Miss This – Trace Adkins
- Best Country Song: Dig Two Graves – Randy Travis
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