Ashley Gorley


Ashley Gorley has written over 50 #1 singles and has had more than 300 songs recorded by artists such as Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett, Bon Jovi, Florida Georgia Line, Blake Shelton, Dan + Shay, Jason Aldean, and Kelsea Ballerini. He is the reigning ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year, winning the award in 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. Gorley was named Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year in 2013, 2016, 2017, and 2019, and the NSAI Songwriter of the Year in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020. Gorley has been nominated for multiple Grammy and CMA and ACM Awards and has received the CMA’s Triple Play Award a record fifteen times in his career, which recognizes songwriters with three or more #1 songs in one year. In 2016, he became the first songwriter to be honored with three CMA Triple Play Awards in a single year, for earning nine chart-topping songs in a 12-month period. He repeated that feat in 2020 for his nine #1 songs in 2019. 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 for 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 24 #1 songs, including 2018 ASCAP Country Song of the Year, “Body Like A Back Road.” Tape Room writers have accumulated numerous songs recorded by artists such as Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice, Keith Urban, Sam Hunt, Dan + Shay, Brad Paisley, Old Dominion, Jason Derulo, Kane Brown, Weezer, Charlie Puth, Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake and Meek Mill.

Number One Singles include:


"Black," “Living” -Dierks Bentley

"Dirt On My Boots" -Jon Pardi

"A Guy With A Girl" - Blake Shelton

"American Country Love Song" - Jake Owen

"T-Shirt," “Unforgettable,” “Marry Me,” “Life Changes,” Remember You Young”, "What’s Your Country Song" - Thomas Rhett

"You Should Be Here," "Middle of a Memory" - Cole Swindell

"Heartbeat," "Good Girl," "All-American Girl," "Don't Forget to Remember Me", "Dirty Laundry"- Carrie Underwood

"I See You," "Kick the Dust Up," "Play It Again," "That's My Kind of Night," "Crash My Party," “What Makes You Country” - Luke Bryan

"Nothin' Like You" - Dan + Shay

"Young & Crazy" - Frankie Ballard

"Do I Make You Wanna," "Don't It," "Hey Girl" - Billy Currington

"Rewind" - Rascal Flatts

"Don't Ya" - Brett Eldredge

"Just Gettin' Started," "Tonight Looks Good on You"- Jason Aldean

"Aw Naw" - Chris Young

"Yeah"  - Joe Nichols

"Runnin' Outta Moonlight" - Randy Houser

"Today," "American Saturday Night," "Then," "Start a Band"- Brad Paisley

"It Won't Be Like This For Long" - Darius Rucker

"You're Gonna Miss This" - Trace Adkins

“Fix a Drink,” “Good Vibes” - Chris Janson

“Eyes On You” - Chase Rice

“Love Ain’t” - Eli Young Band

“Rumor” - Lee Brice

“I Don’t Know About You” - Chris Lane

“Ridin’ Roads” - Dustin Lynch

“Catch” - Brett Young

“Hard To Forget” - Sam Hunt

“One Big Country Song” - LOCASH

“One Of Them Girls”- Lee Brice

“Hole In The Bottle” - Kelsea Ballerini

“All My Favorite Songs” - Weezer (Billboard Adult Alternative Airplay #1)