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TV News Anchor and Singer Dan Ashley Releases "My Favorite Time of Year" For the Holidays

The San Francisco Based Journalist Delivers His Holiday Wishes With a New and Touching Americana/Country-Rock Single

(San Francisco, California)

On the heels of his critically acclaimed single, "What Really Matters," Americana/Country-Rock artist Dan Ashley releases the Christmas gem, "My Favorite Time of Year."

Christmas has always been Dan Ashley's favorite time of year. With his parents and three siblings, Dan fondly remembers picking out the family tree, right after Thanksgiving, from a lot not far from their family house. Dan and his family would take the tree home and decorate it that very night. Dan says that decorating the tree" began the countdown to Christmas morning and my sister, two brothers and I could hardly contain ourselves!" Dan also remembers singing in the junior choir as a kid — Christmas music was always the highlight of the year. These early memories of Christmas music, the warmth and the joy, can be heard in Dan's new single, "My Favorite Time of Year."

"My Favorite Time of Year" represents everything meaningful to me about the Holidays. I am especially grateful to Leigh Haggerwood for such a beautiful composition and I am delighted that he is so pleased with my version of his great piece. I hope you enjoy the song and I wish you and your family all the best in this Christmas season." – Dan Ashley

Supporting Charities With Proceeds: Dan’s great passion for music, current events, and philanthropy intersect every day of his life. To that end, proceeds from all of Dan‘s musical endeavors go to support the charities close to his heart. "My Favorite Time of Year" is available on all digital platforms including Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and Amazon Music. Ashley is committed to using his notoriety to give back to his community in various ways and has performed at the San Francisco Aids Walk, the San Francisco Pride Parade, and for his own foundation, Rock the CASA.

A Festive Lyric Video Is Available:

"My Favorite Time of Year" To Air On National Indie Radio (WNIR)

"My Favorite Time of Year" will be airing on National Indie Radio (WNIR) commencing December 1st through December 31st as part of BWH Music Group’s Holiday Radio Special. WNIR features the best independent artists in the world and is part of the highly selective and nationally renowned BWH Music Group platform. The Holiday Radio Special will feature original holiday songs as well as covers by exceptional independent artists. Station information can be found at National Indie Radio’s website.

About Dan Ashley

Hailing from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Dan Ashley has worked as a leading American television journalist for more than three decades and the last decade as a singer and songwriter. Dan Ashley's passion for music started early. He has been around music his entire life, starting as a child with his first guitar and piano lessons, and then singing in the junior choir at his church in North Carolina. Summer’s at the family farm always included music as his grandmother was an accomplished pianist

An accomplished singer, Dan regularly performs with his band comprised of veteran sidemen for major artists. Over the years, Ashley has opened for major acts including Eddie Money, REO Speedwagon, Cheap Trick, Melissa Etheridge, and Patti LaBelle. He is also regularly asked to sing the National Anthem at a variety of events including NBA, MLB, and NCAA games.

“I’m really excited about the new material and the direction I am taking with my music.” Says Ashley. I’m co-writing a lot of the new music and honing those skills has really reinvigorated my commitment to music. I love being a catalyst for good causes and hope the fans out there will embrace the new material and the new band.”

About BWH Music Group

BWH Music Group works with today's best emerging independent artists to achieve common goals in sound and artist promotions offering Recording Services, Compilation Releases, Music Public Relations, and National Indie Radio. A sought-after post-production studio for independent artists, "BWH Music Group has become synonymous with hosting some of the biggest and brightest young stars on their roster."- (GasHouse Radio).



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