Ashley Gorley


Ashley Gorley has written a record 67 #1 singles and has had more than 400 songs recorded by artists such as Morgan Wallen, Chris Stapleton, Carly Pearce, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett, Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Bon Jovi, Weezer, and more. In 2023, he celebrated multiple weeks as Billboard’s Number One Hot 100 Songwriter, all-genre. His hit “Last Night” has continued to reign as the number one Hot 100 Song for over 15 weeks, proving to be one of the biggest country crossover hits of all time. Other recent hits, “She Had Me At Heads Carolina” by Cole Swindell and “You Proof” by Morgan Wallen topped the Billboard Country Airplay charts for 14 combined weeks in 2022 - leading to a record- breaking 10-week number one for Wallen. Gorley has been honored as ASCAP Songwriter of the Year an unprecedented nine times. He is a six-time Billboard Top Country Songwriter of the Year, six-time NSAI Songwriter of the Year, and 2021 iHeart Radio All-Genre Songwriter of the Year, landing the nomination again in 2022 and 2023. He has multiple Grammy, CMA, and ACM nominations and was awarded ACM Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year with Swindell’s “Heads Carolina” at the 2023 awards. In 2022, he signed a global publishing deal with Sony Music Publishing and Domain Capital Group. Gorley attended Belmont University and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1999. Since graduating, he has continued to give back to the University through leading seminars and mentoring students, as well as serving as a professor of Music Publishing from 2006-2008. Ashley is a champion of the songwriting community. He has met with Senators and The Library of Congress to promote songwriters’ rights and bills such as the Music Modernization Act. In 2011, Gorley formed his own publishing and artist development company, Tape Room Music. Writers for Tape Room have already celebrated nearly 40 #1 songs, including 2018 ASCAP Country Song of the Year, “Body Like A Back Road” and 2021 ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC Country Song, “One Of Them Girls.”

Awards History:

NSAI Songwriter of the Decade: 2010 - 2019
ASCAP Songwriter of the Year: 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022.
Billboard Top Country Songwriter: 2013, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021, and 2022.
NSAI Songwriter of the Year: 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, and 2022.
iHeart Radio Songwriter of the Year: 2021 
ACM Songwriter of the Year: 2023
ACM Song of the Year: 2023
CMA Triple Play Awards (recognizes three number-one songs in a year): 20 total

Number One Songs:

“Last Night” - Morgan Wallen
“Gold” - Dierks Bentley
“What He Didn’t Do” - Carly Pearce
“You Proof“ - Morgan Wallen
“She Had Me At Heads Carolina“ - Cole Swindell
“New Truck“ - Dylan Scott 
“Take My Name“ - Parmalee 
“Slow Down Summer“ - Thomas Rhett 
“Beers On Me“ - Dierks Bentley, HARDY, Breland 
“Sand In My Boots“ - Morgan Wallen 
“You Should Probably Leave“ - Chris Stapleton 
“Country Again“ - Thomas Rhett 
“Single Saturday Night“ - Cole Swindell 
“All My Favorite Songs“ - Weezer 
“What's Your Country Song“ - Thomas Rhett 
“Hole In The Bottle“ - Kelsea Ballerini 
“One Of Them Girls“ - Lee Brice
“One Big Country Song“ - LOCASH 
“Hard To Forget“ - Sam Hunt 
“Catch“ - Brett Young 
“Ridin' Roads“ - Dustin Lynch 
“Remember You Young“ - Thomas Rhett 
“Good Vibes“ - Chris Janson 
“I Don't Know About You“ - Chris Lane 
“Living“ - Dierks Bentley 
“Rumor“ - Lee Brice 
“Love Ain't“ - Eli Young Band 
“Eyes On You“ - Chase Rice 
“What Makes You Country“ - Luke Bryan 
“Life Changes“ - Thomas Rhett 
“Marry Me“ - Thomas Rhett 
“Fix A Drink“ - Chris Janson 
“Unforgettable“ - Thomas Rhett 
“Do I Make You Wanna“ - Billy Currington 
“Black“ - Dierks Bentley 
“Today“ - Brad Paisley 
“Dirt On My Boots“ - Jon Pardi 
“A Guy with a Girl“ - Blake Shelton 
“Dirty Laundry“ - Carrie Underwood 
“Middle of a Memory“ - Cole Swindell 
“American Country Love Song“ - Jake Owen 
“T-Shirt“ - Thomas Rhett 
“You Should Be Here“ - Cole Swindell 
“Heartbeat“ - Carrie Underwood 
“Nothin' Like You“ - Dan + Shay 
“Young & Crazy“ - Frankie Ballard 
“Kick the Dust Up“ - Luke Bryan 
“Tonight Looks Good On You“ - Jason Aldean 
“Don't It“ - Billy Currington 
“Just Gettin' Started“ - Jason Aldean 
“I See You“ - Luke Bryan 
“Yeah“ - Joe Nichols 
“Play It Again“ - Luke Bryan 
“Rewind“ - Rascal Flatts 
“That's My Kind of Night“ - Luke Bryan 
“Hey Girl“ - Billy Currington 
“Don't Ya“ - Brett Eldredge 
“Runnin' Outta Moonlight“ - Randy Houser 
“Crash My Party“ - Luke Bryan 
“Good Girl“ - Carrie Underwood 
“American Saturday Night“ - Brad Paisley
“Then“ - Brad Paisley 
“It Won't Be Like This For Long“ - Darius Rucker 
“Start A Band“ - Brad Paisley ft. Keith Urban 
“You're Gonna Miss This“ - Trace Adkins 
“All American Girl“ - Carrie Underwood 
“Don't Forget to Remember Me“ - Carrie Underwood