Ashley Gorley


Ashley Gorley has written a record 62 #1 singles and has seen more than 400 songs recorded by artists such as Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Bon Jovi, Weezer, and more. His recent hits include “You Should Probably Leave” by Chris Stapleton, “Sand In My Boots” by Morgan Wallen, and “Slow Down Summer” by Thomas Rhett. Gorley has been honored as ASCAP Songwriter of the Year an unprecedented eight times. He is a five-time Billboard Top Country Songwriter (including 2021), five-time NSAI Songwriter of the Year, and 2021 iHeart Radio All-Genre Songwriter of the Year, landing the nomination again in 2022. He has multiple Grammy, CMA, and ACM nominations. 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 over 35 #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.”

Award History:
ASCAP Songwriter of the Year- 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.
Billboard Top Country Songwriter - 2013, 2016, 2017, 2019, and 2021
NSAI Songwriter of the Year - 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020
iHeart Radio Songwriter of the Year - 2021
CMA Triple Play Awards (recognizes three number-one songs in a year) - 18 total
Number One Singles:
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