With a blend of original soul Americana music, Ashley Heath was just voted as the #1 Songwrite and #2 Folk/Acoustic artis in Asheville, NC by readers of the Mountain Xpress. With "velvety" vocals and a bluesy guitar style, Ashley has quickly moved to the top of the Asheville and western NC music scene. Raised in the foothills of Appalachia, she has developed a strong passion for country, blues, and folk music and has recently released an album of original material, A Different Stream. She will be playing NC Stars in the Round for Shakori Hills, and has been accepted into the exclusive band competition at Merlefest for 2018. Heath released her first album, A Different Stream, in May of 2017 at The Asheville Music Hall. Since the release, A Different Stream was voted #48 on WNCW's Top 100 Releases of 2016, Heath was named "Artist Of The Year - 2016 - Regional" by The Greenville Journal, and she wrapped up her first Kickstarter Campaign in which $11,866 was raised to help fund advertising, promoting, tour support, and vinyl records for new album. The Kickstarter Campaign has allowed her to step out of the region and start touring regularly through the east coast including: Harrisburg PA, Baltimore MD, Washington DC, Richmond VA, New York City NY, Atlanta GA, Greenville TN, and more. Now Heath has been focusing efforts on the release of her Sophomore album Where Hope Never Dies and is taking it on the road from Asheville to San Diego for her first cross country adventure in November 2017.