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Often times when you hear the word singer names such as Whitney, Mariah, Stevie or Celine come into mind. It's not so often when you hear the word that you think of a small town 18 year old boy from Cheraw, South Carolina, but soon enough Ashton Parson will be a household name. Born June 7, 1991 in a small southern town, Ashton has been singing since he could open his mouth. His Mother, Chasity, gave birth to him while she was only a teen. Chasity struggled to give Ashton the best childhood she could give while doing almost everything on her own. At the age of 5 Ashton's father was out of the picture and the relationship between he & his mother grew, today they seem as though brother & sister, a bond that cannot be broken. It was around this time at the tender age of 5 that a future star was born. After watching the movie "Selena", Ashton felt deeply connected to the character and discovered his innate ability to perform. Astounded by the sound of her 5 year old son singing perfect spanish beautifully around the house, Chasity began to do what she could to get her childs voice noticed. Ashton did not become deeply involved with performing until the age of 9, that is when he competed in his first talent competition and took first place honors, from that point on with the roars of the audience loud in his ears, he knew he wanted to sing. After the 1st competition Ashton competed in many more taking no place lower than 2nd. His strong soulful sound can be compared to his grandfather, gospel great Donald Malloy. His style of music can not be classified into one category, he is blessed with the ability to sing virtually anything although he claims R&B/Pop as his forte. Ashton has performed at various locations around his community and around the southeast, becoming well known for his voice around the peedee area. In the 8th Season of American Idol he was chosen as one of 100 out of 11,000 to compete in the 2nd round of Idol Auditions. His down to earth personality, voice & ability to connect with anyone has gained a fanbase already. With the proper people & the right connections, this small town kid will soon be a big time superstar.