Alumnus Ashley Gorley Named Nashville’s Songwriter of the Year

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Ashley Gorley, Blaine Rhodes and Kelly Bolton speak to Curb College students in Nashville in 2018.

Belmont music business alumnus Ashley Gorley was recognized as Nashville’s Songwriter of the Year at the Nashville Songwriter Awards for the fifth year in a row. This year, the event was held virtually and presented by the Nashville Songwriters Association International.

Billboard recognized Gorley’s achievements in “Nashville Songwriter Awards Reveal 2020 Songwriter of the Year: Exclusive.” The article shares many of his achievements and includes testimonials from other country singers who have collaborated with him.

Collaborating with Gorley on his song “Riding Roads,” country artist Dustin Lynch said in the article, “It’s like the dude can just grab stuff every single day out of the air. He’s just full of music.”

Gorley was featured on Belmont News earlier in August for accomplishing a milestone of 50 No. 1 songs.