Cheryl Ashton is an award-winning songwriter from California with time spent in Nashville. While in Nashville she was honored with the “Most Promising Female Songwriter” and “Co-writer of the Year”  by TSAI. She also won the Nashville to Belfast Love Song Contest and won a trip to Ireland to perform her song at the Belfast Music Festival. Dean and Cheryl met in 2005 on the Texas Songwriters’ Cruise and became fast friends and collaborators. Their song “Undeniable” won the “best of Cruise” award in 2009 and was featured on the ABC TV show “Nashville.” Their song “Long Way Home” won the award in 2011 and was also a top award winner at the 2010 Kauai Music Festival. The video can be seen at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFuOcXZPplc. They are still great friends and write together often.