2023 Arkansas Country Music Awards
Ashtyn Barbaree is an official nominee as Americana Artist of the Year,
final public voting is March 1 -14, 2023 at Arkansasmusic.org.
Ashtyn Barbaree is an Americana singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Fayetteville, Arkansas (USA). In 2021 Arkansas State Tourism chose her as the Arkansas State Music Ambassador. In 2023 she was selected by the Arkansas Arts Council as one of the state’s finest performers (Arts On Tour Roster). She has a smokey, yet ethereal voice paired with rhythmic acoustic guitar and often accompanied with upright bass, piano, harmonies and pedal steel. Her vulnerable songwriting style and passionate performances resonate with and captivate listeners. Her debut EP was recorded in Nashville, TN with David “Fergie” Ferguson (of Johnny Cash, Sturgill Simpson), Dave Roe (of Johnny Cash), Kenny Vaughan (of Marty Stuart), Jeffrey Clemens (of G. Love and Special Sauce, Dan Auerbach) and Michael Rojas (of Stevie Nicks, Jewel), once released, it led to her first European tour in 2018. Her latest full-length album was recorded in Nashville, TN with Chris Scruggs (of Sierra Ferrell, Loretta Lynn), Jeffrey Clemens and Tommy Hannum (of Wynonna), then released in June 2022. She has performed across the USA, UK, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Germany and The Netherlands.
“Ashtyn Barbaree's voice is phenomenally beautiful.” - Richard Wagenaar, The Next Gig (Netherlands)
“Barbaree’s enchanting voice and authentic approach to songwriting has made her a favorite around the Shindig offices.”
- Robert Locke, Shindig Music
"Her angelic, yet raspy, voice, and intricate Americana-infused melodies pair perfectly with the warm, sunny days ahead."
- Monica Hooper, Arkansas Democrat Gazette
"Ashtyn is one of the hardest working songwriters in Arkansas." - The House Of Songs