Ashley Jordan of Harvard received five awards at the 2012 New England Country Music Awards on June 24. In addition, on July 8, Don Hooper of Juke Village Records presented Jordan with an Artist of the Year award for her album "Liquid Words."
Jordan released "Liquid Words," her second album, in October of 2011 and has since been making a name for herself. Her original country/pop/folk-rock style of music has caught the attention of many, including Fleming Entertainment Enterprises, which signed Ashley to its group of artists in May.
Pulse Magazine said: "Sweet and sultry, that's Ashley Jordan's voice. She's a country/folk singer from the little residential town of Harvard, Mass., who strapped a guitar to her back and decided to take a stroll down the proverbial road to stardom. ... Her music is truthful and convincing and raises the emotional bar. It's almost as if Jewel decided to over a Janis Joplin song in her own sweet style, called upon the impassioned spirit of Damien Rice and pulled it off perfectly."
Ashley received five awards in the 17-20 age category at the New England Country Music Awards: 2012 CD of the Year (New Country) for "Liquid Words," 2012 Songwriter of the Year (New Country) for the song "Don't Mess With A Songwriter," 2012 Most Promising Song (New Country) for the song "Liquid Words," 2012 Horizon Award (New Country) Female Vocalist, and 2012 Rising Star (New Country) Female Entertainer.
Ashley performed on July 7 at Showcase