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Ashley Barron Releases New Single “Betrayed”

Latest Release is Ahead of Her Album Release “Checkmate”

“Barron is a California Native, but her soul can be attributed to her Kentucky roots with passions for fishing, hunting, hiking, and wakeboarding which in turn has influenced her music. Country music—get ready for the next big thing!” — Stage Right Secrets


“Barron is known for incorporating her own life experiences into her music—her conversational tone brings a comforting sense of relatability to listeners.” — SPITMAD


“Upbeat, spontaneous, and definitely empowering!” — LA Music Review

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —  Step into Ashley Barron’s triumph and betrayal with her single “Betrayed,” the first single from her upcoming debut album, Checkmate. In this musical journey, the rising country artist invites listeners into a world where fierce moves are weaponized with melodies and lyrics that play perfectly like pieces on a chessboard. In this sonic game of love and life, “Betrayed” serves as the opening move, setting the stage for a journey of conquest over personal challenges, where every song is a strategic move and the ultimate victory is found in self-discovery. For this release, Ashley crafted a video series that took fans on a visible journey through the lyrics, highlighting not just her singing but also her acting skills. “Betrayed” is a sassy breakup song for anyone who has faced the storm of a relationship ending and is coping with infidelity.



Betrayal is an emotional experience that has inspired Ashley to transform pain and raw emotion into her songwriting. The hard-hitting song is a powerful collaboration with multi-genre Billboard Top 100 songwriter Bill Diluigi, known for his work with artists like Bonnie Tyler and Lonestar’s Richie McDonald. From the moment of infatuation to the painful realization of deceit, “Betrayed” takes listeners on an emotional journey through the highs and lows of romance.


Ashley says, “Betrayed is my anthem to anyone who’s had their heart stomped on by people who didn’t respect their worth. This song is a cause for celebration. To celebrate your triumph over heartbreak. To shout from the rooftops that you won’t be brought down.”


Building on the success of her previous singles like “Beer in a Bar,” topping the Billboard chart at #37; “The Wind,” debuting on the Billboard chart at #59 and being the second song added on country radio, eventually making its way to #37; and “Let Me Go,” becoming the Top 30 song on the Music Row singles chart, Ashley’s music continues to resonate with audiences worldwide. Her 2023 single release, “Kiss a Brunette,” was featured on Music Row Magazine, Cowgirl Magazine, and The Women of Country.


Through Ashley’s signature blend of country-rock elements, her artistry and songwriting serve as pieces on the board of life, each unfolding a truth-telling story of personal growth. Amidst the challenges and setbacks, the power to overcome lies within.


Ashley adds, “With all the songs I write, they come from my heart. They come from real experiences I suffered through. I want my listeners to know that if they’ve experienced this pain, they are not alone, and there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.”


Ashley isn’t just a musician; she’s a touring artist who brings her electrifying performances to stages across the country. She is set to perform at the National Scleroderma Walk on June 8, 2024, in Napa County, CA; the Platteville Fire Department Celebration on June 22, 2024, in Platteville, WI; the Winneshiek County Fair in Decorah, IA, with Joe Nichols on July 12, 2024; and the Dallas County, Iowa, with Craig Morgan on July 13, 2024.

About Ashley Barron


Emerging on the country music scene, Ashley Barron showcases her uniquely powerful and gritty vocals during every performance. Inspired by strong women in country music like Miranda Lambert and Loretta Lynn, Barron incorporates her life experience into her songwriting to create passionate and relatable music that embodies loss, heartbreak, betrayal, and the occasional crazy night out with the girls. 


She’s come a long way from singing in her bedroom and participating in high school choir and music lessons in her hometown of Sacramento, California. After declining acceptance into the University of Arizona, she chose to pursue her dream—a career in country music—and vigorously began recording and performing. When it comes to her fans, Barron is an open book. In her music and as a writer, she is committed to being vulnerable and sharing her story, regardless of how painful. “I was taught to never give up, and if I can help someone push through a rough time, then I’m sharing my story.” 


Ashley’s first single, “It Might Get Loud”, came out in 2017 when she was 23 years old. In 2019, she released “Wrote a Song About It.” The following year, her single “Beer in a Bar” received critical acclaim and topped the Billboard chart at #37. Her next single, “The Wind”, a hope-filled anthem that embodies the spirit of a strong woman who preserves regardless of the circumstances, debuted on the Billboard chart at #59 and was the second song added on country radio, eventually making its way to #37. Her single, “Let Me Go”, was most added to the Top 30 on the Music Row singles chart. 


Barron worked with the executive producer of Rascel 3 Creative, Jimmy Lynch, on her music video for “Let Me Go,” which played nationwide on TCN, Music Choice, and GAC. Released in September 2021, Barron’s self-titled album reached over a million streams in the first month. In December 2022, Barron released an original Christmas song, “Walmart Cart Christmas”, which had more than 300 spins and was played on 40+ radio stations. During the summer of 2021, Barron had the opportunity to tour with and open for the legendary T. Graham Brown. She has also opened for other artists, including Dylan Scott, Maddie & Tae, Tyler Farr, and Craig Campbell. 


In 2021, the National Scleroderma Foundation named recording artist Ashley Barron as their official celebrity ambassador. Barron was diagnosed with scleroderma at age five. At that time, her family had never heard of the disease, a common experience with scleroderma, a rare disease that only affects 300,000 Americans. Tragically, Barron lost her mother, Carol Barron, to scleroderma in October 2020. Her mother was diagnosed with systemic sclerosis only four months before her death. 


Now, as Celebrity Ambassador, Barron is working to represent the organization and increase awareness of scleroderma in her performances as she travels throughout the country. In 2022, Barron had the privilege of speaking at their leadership conference and sharing her story with major donors and medical professionals. She is honored to have the opportunity to work alongside the National Scleroderma Foundation and bring awareness to a disease that doesn’t have a cure yet!


In the summer of 2023 Ashley hit the road with Chad Brock. Barron recently released her 7th single to country radio, “Blaze A Trail”, which landed on Music Row’s Country Breakout Radio Chart and is a song about being unstoppable and going after your dreams.

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