At 25 years old, Ayla Brown already has an impressive list of accomplishments to her name. She released her first studio album Forward before attending Boston College where she played NCAA Division I basketball for four years. After graduating with a degree in communications, Brown began her journey as a country music artist, moving from Boston to Nashville and bidding adieu to her of hometown Wrentham, MA, and her parents, former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown and former WCVB-TV reporter Gail Huff. NMF co-founder Cynthia Dareshori was a fan of Ayla when she was on American Idol, and when the idea for the music festival came up, Dareshori researched her career and loved what she found.
Her notable performances include opening with the National Anthem for the Boston Pops on the fourth of July last year, the Republican National Convention in 2012, and Loretta Lynn’s 50th Anniversary concert.
Ayla’s most recent recording, Heros and Hometowns, celebrates the red, white, and blue like fireworks on the fourth of July. The songs, “Hero in her hometown,” and “Pride of America” showcase her blossoming career as a country singer. Ayla writes or co-writes almost all of the songs on her recordings and has a playful, girlish stage presence.