Hometown: Coffeeville, AL

Sounds Like: Patsy Cline meets Gretchen Wilson

Debut Single: 'Takin' Off This Pain'
[Buy it on iTunes]

Why We Love Her: We see her sassy side in 'Takin' Off This Pain,' but Shepherd shows the softer side of her songwriting on touching ballads like 'How Big Are Angels Wings.' And whether singing kiss-off tunes or heartfelt love songs, this Alabama cutie keeps it country. As her producer Buddy Cannon says, "This girl has never heard a pop song in her life."

Watch the 'Takin' Off This Pain' video after the jump.

Read more about Ashton Shepherd here.