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Susan Ashton


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In 1991, she released her debut album, Wakened by the Wind, which 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 was nominated for a Dove award for New Artist of the Year and won a CCM readers and reporters poll for Best New Artist. Ashton claimed that her fondest memories with Sparrow Records were during the recording of her first album, “That was so special and since I was so young and green, there was a real innocence in that process that’s still beautiful to me. I can listen to anything on that record, and it’s all very clear with distinct emotions attached to making it. I love everything about the lyrics, musicianship and instrumentation. There’s one song, “No One Knows My Heart,” where the drummer played a shoebox. On “Suffer in Silence,” one of the instruments credited was a “pencil guitar.”[1]

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.

On her eponymous 1993 release, Ashton was quoted during the recording of the album track “Heart Like a Rock, “I was messing around doing vocals and singing along trying to sound like an electric guitar.


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  • Juliehampshire


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  • pafko71

    Waiting for your love to come down...

    15 Feb 2012 Reply
  • LaMeninarosa


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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

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