Ashla Taylor Ashla Taylor Nashville, TN Captivating audiences with her contagious confidence and electrifying personality on stage and off, Nashville singer/songwriter, Ashla Taylor is equal parts southern belle and honky-tonk angel. She embodies all the wonderful contradictions of the classic southern musical personality. While she was raised in the church singing in her father's pentecostal choir in McCalla Alabama, she also had a grandmother who burned up the honky-tonk circuit in the 1970s. As a teenager she had to carefully hide her Beyonce' and Katy Perry albums from disapproving parents. In time, she left the conservative restrictions of her upbringing to sing more free-spirited music, landing in Nashville full of wide-eyed ambition. "I love music with my whole heart and soul," says Ashla. "I literally breathe melody and rhythm". I want to take people on a musical journey where my imagination connects in a powerful way with their reality." Obsessed with Dolly Parton at a young age, she was taken with the superstar's songwriting and glamour and cut her teeth on many of Dolly's songs. She also studied Shania Twain, her performance abilities, her every move and technique. In her own emerging style, Ashla mixes Dolly's creativity and wit with Shania's arena-sized performance skills."I've always dreamed of growing into a woman who could make people feel the way these artists made me feel".