MCA Nashville singer/songwriter Ashton Shepherd will perform the national anthem at the prestigious Aaron’s 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Talladega, AL on Sunday, April 17. The race and national anthem will be televised nationally on FOX.
Shepherd’s current single, “Look It Up,” from her upcoming sophomore album Where Country GrowsBillboard country singles chart. It’s the much-anticipated follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut, Sounds So Good, which garnered spots on many publications’ “Best of” lists. has become the fastest-rising hit of her career. It currently sits at No. 21 on the
The Wall Street Journal has called her “a potential Loretta Lynn for a new generation.” She appears poised for stellar accolades for “Where Country Grows.” The Washington Post has already named her one of five new artists to watch in 2011, noting, “… Shepherd has a voice that is instantly recognizable – a sharp twang that she brandishes like a weapon.”