Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Ashley Hess is a singer, songwriter, and recording artist. She’s most known as a finalist on the 2019 season of American Idol, going viral after her initial audition. She got her start doing covers on YouTube, catching the attention of viewers worldwide and raking in over 8 million views across her channel. She’s since gone on to share the stage with artists like Jason Mraz, Andy Grammer, Imagine Dragons, Neon Trees, and more. Katy Perry deemed her “a bona fide star,” and Luke Bryan praised her “world-class” sound. Ashley writes all her music, has released four original songs, and has been a featured artist on several other projects. She’s currently working on recording and releasing her first debut EP, coming 2021.