Ashton Shepherd Announces Birth of Second Child
- MCA recording artist Ashton Shepherd and her husband Roland Cunningham welcomed daughter, Raden Delilah Cunningham, to the family today. She joins 5-year old big brother James. Raden was born today in Demopolis, AL and weighed 7lbs 7 oz and 19 ½ inches.
In true Ashton fashion, the proud Mom says, “she’s perty!”
Shepherd’s current single and title track “Where Country Grows” is currently climbing the country charts.
The Alabama native released Where Country Grows, her sophomore album, this summer and has received rave reviews including Rolling Stone giving it four stars and naming Shepherd as an “Artist To Watch,” saying, “her debut, Sounds So Good, was one of the best country releases of 2008. Where Country Grows is even better …Alabama spitfire matches killer voice to immaculate tunes…She can be as rugged as Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson, and sings better than each.” Moreover, Entertainment Weekly gave the album an impressive A- and in addition chose Where Country Grows for its coveted “Must List,” saying, “Among strong, young hardcore-country women, Miranda Lambert is Ashton’s only real competition,” while Vanity Fair picked it as a Hot Track in its latest issue. Additional critical praise was given by the Washington Post, who selected her as one of their five top new artists to watch in 2011 (all genres).