Susan Ashton Biography
It's standing room only at the Palau San Jordi in Barcelona, Spain.
In the stands, thousands of fans scream for country superstar
Garth Brooks. Backstage, a petite redhead sits in her dressing room, trying to
collect her thoughts as she prepares to open the show. All she can think
is, "How did I get here? Why am I here? And what do I do now that I
How Susan Ashton came to share the stage with
country music's biggest name
says as much about her willingness to take risks as it does about her
powerful voice and string of number one hits. The path that brought her
to that backstage dressing room may look charmed, but it also took equal
measures of hard work, old-fashioned "moxie," and a
willingness to trust where she was being led.
"Basically, I'm only where I am today because I said 'yes, God,
I'll do this," Susan Ashton explains of her career. "And even from
here, whatever I do is only contingent on my willingness and my
obedience to God."
Raised in Houston, Texas, one of six children, Susan
Ashton was singing
almost before she could walk. By age 18, she was doing backup vocals for
such legendary contemporary Christian artists as Wayne Watson and Dallas
Holm. In 1988, at the age of 21, she was offered a major recording
contract with Sparrow Records.