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Susan Ashton (born July 17, 1967 in Irving, Texas), born as Susan Rae Hill, is a best-selling and award-winning Christian adult contemporary singer who topped the Christian charts throughout the 1990s. In 1991 she began using her mother’s maiden name Ashton when she recorded her first single, to distinguish herself from Kim Hill. Since 1999 she has been recording for the major label Capitol Records.

Her debut 1991 Christian contemporary music (CCM) album Wakened by the Wind became the top-selling debut in the history of the Sparrow Records label, with Ashton repeatedly reaching number one in the Christian charts that year. She received a Dove award for New Artist of the Year and won a CCM readers and reporters poll for Best New Artist.

In 1992 her second album, Angels of Mercy produced four CCM number one singles and was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Pop Gospel Album category.

Ashton won the 1993 CCM readers award for Favorite Inspirational Album and a reporters poll for Best Female Artist. She married John David Cunningham in 1993 as well.

With her 1999 major label debut release on Capitol, she widened her audience even further when in 2000 she debuted on the PBS music television program Austin City Limits.

She also charted in 1999 on the country music charts with “You’re Lucky I Love You”, a single which peaked at #38.


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  • pafko71

    Waiting for your love to come down...

    15 Feb 2012 Reply
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  • bluetooth38

    Susan Ashton has a realy fantastic voice and clear sound and I love her music.

    2 Oct 2008 Reply
  • sonicreindeer

    Susan's material has withstood the test of time with me. That is a rarity amongst all of the watered-down nonsense which we are presently inundated in modern CCM. Her self-titled release does not receive the acclaim it rightly should for its consistent substance of its faith-building songs. My only question is.. Where is she now?

    16 May 2008 Reply
  • Endy9

    Summer Soltice,Waiting For Your Love To Come Down and Grand Canyon are my favorite tracks of Susan's.

    30 Mar 2008 Reply
  • nibbish

    Back in the day she seemed pretty popular to me. Her music (especially 'Remember Not' and 'Here in My Heart') have aged quite well (better than most CCM from the era).

    18 Nov 2007 Reply
  • sweetdarcy

    I absolutely love Susan Ashton! She is not well known, but has an amazing voice. I have 2 of her CD's (So Far and A Distant Call)

    3 Nov 2007 Reply