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Country singer and songwriter Ash Bowers, born in Jackson, Tennessee, was eight years old when he saw the Jerry Lee Lewis biopic Great Balls of Fire and the rest, as they say, was history. The young Bowers knew that performing music was what he wanted to do with his life, and he never abandoned that dream. He practiced on an old keyboard until his mother brought home an out-of-tune and retired church piano for him to play on. Studying various country performers he saw on television, Bowers made the switch to guitar, and was soon playing on any local stage or open mike he could find. He formed his first band at the age of 20, snagged a Pacific tour through Armed Forces Entertainment a year later, and after a month and a half of playing military bases in Korea, Japan, Guam, and the Marshall Islands, Bowers and his band, dubbed Forty5 South, returned to the States as a tight and polished unit, garnering gigs from California to Alabama, working some 200 dates a year. Forty5 South released a debut album, Too Much, Too Fast, in 2003, and followed it with the Bret Michaels-produced We're Country So We Can. As a solo artist and songwriter, Bowers signed with Stoney Creek Records, and released Shake It Off in the spring of 2013. ~ Steve Leggett, Rovi