Ashley Cleveland inks distribution deal with TAG Artist Group
Nashville, TN -- Two-time GRAMMY Award and three-time Dove Award winner Ashley Cleveland recently inked a distribution deal with TAG Artist Group, the fourth largest Christian distributor of exclusive product. Recently named ChristianityToday.com's "Best Female Vocalist" for 2006, Cleveland is gearing up for the release of her first TAG Artist Group album, Before The Daylight's Shot, on April 3, 2007.
"We're really thrilled with the initial response to the album and are excited about partnering with TAG Artist Group on the project," comments Cleveland.
"Everyone who hears or sees Ashley Cleveland knows immediately that she is the real deal. Her music impacts people on a deeper level," says Dan Huisinga, president of TAG Artist Group.
Before The Daylight's Shot showcases Cleveland at the height of her calling, relating her faith and experiences in a real way that connects with listeners on an emotional and spiritual level. Returning to her rock roots, Cleveland showcases her songwriting prowess on Before The Daylight's Shot, writing most of the album's cuts. Whether she's singing about purpose ("Ready Or Not"), faith ("Deeper Walk"), fulfillment (through her bluesy take on Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground") or enduring married love ("Twilight Hour"), there's a clear-eyed maturity and depth of artistry that lifts her into an exclusive class.
Cleveland's sound is unmistakable with her blend of rock, blues, gospel and folk, exhibiting her distinctive brand of open-tuned guitar playing. The combination of her natural wonder of a voice and fierce songwriting talent has been captivating listeners since her 1991 debut. Beyond her own career, Cleveland is also one of Nashville's most in-demand session singers, having performed on over 300 albums for artists including Emmylou Harris, Jars Of Clay, Amy Grant, Faith Hill, Etta James, Pam Tillis and Michael McDonald. As a spokesperson for SHARE (Songs of Hope And Recovery for Everyone), Cleveland also regularly performs at national events focused on addiction recovery.