Artist of the Week: Ashley McBryde

Ashley McBryde is the newest hottest rising star in country music! She hit country music airwaves with her debut single “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega”. Having put in the work and being dedicated to making her dreams become more than a fading memory she has all eyes on her now as she is taking Nashville by storm. A sound Nashville hasn’t heard in some time. A pure country female artist. Country music has made many changes in its long span in history and I think another curve is upon us!

Ashley was once told by her school teacher in Algebra that she should throw away the dream of being a thriving songwriter in Nashville and pursue a dream more tangible. Let us speak for the world when I saw THANK YOU for not following a suggestion that would prove misguided.

Earlier this year Eric Church brought Ashley McBryde on stage and confessed he is a massive fan and even called her a “Whiskey drinking badass”. That’s saying something coming from Eric. After moving to Nashville in 2007 McBryde released her first EP in 2016. Following up she released “Girl Going Nowhere” which has put the Arkansas native on the map. Her current single off the album “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega is currently 34th on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart.

 

“It feels incredible to have this album out in the world,” says McBryde who collaborated with producer Jay Joyce on the 11-song album. “It may not seem like it, but I’ve always been a shy person, so to hear stories of how other folks relate to these stories, these lyrics and our songs reaffirms this unconventional path we took creating and releasing it.”

  1. Girl Goin’ Nowhere
  2. Radioland
  3. American Scandal
  4. Southern Babylon
  5. The Jacket
  6. Livin’ Next to Leroy
  7. A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega
  8. Andy ( I Can’t Live Without You)
  9. El Dorado
  10. Tired of Being Happy
  11. Home Sweet Highway

9 of the 11 tracks on the album Ashley wrote or co-wrote herself. Pretty impressive for a rising star and a country music singer to have the talent to write lyrics that hit you where it counts. That’s why her debut single “A Little Dive Bar in Dehlonega”  has become an overnight success. She has the voice and style that connects with the 90’s style of country mixed with a style of her own that blends perfectly. I cannot quite compare her to another artist then or now, it’s something new and raw. something much needed. Fancy bars and desk jobs aren’t what’s to be found when diving into the lyrics on this track. McBryde gives the working class, the bust your back for a dollar, broken hearts but not broken souls a respectful nod all though out this album.

Be sure to try to catch a show and see her kick ass live performances as she kicks off her “The Girl Going Nowhere Tour”. Tour dates are below and follow the link to her website where you can find ticket info, merch, and news!

Ashley McBryde’s 2018 “The Girl Going Nowhere Tour” dates:
Sept. 5 – Terminal West, Atlanta, GA*
Sept. 6 – 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA*
Sept. 7 – Blind Horse Saloon, Greenville, S.C.*
Sept. 8 – Rome City Brewing Company, Rome, GA*
Sept. 11 – Mammy’s Kitchen, Bardstown, KY
Sept. 12 – Washington County Fair, Abington, VA
Sept. 13 – The Hamilton, Washington, D.C.*
Sept. 14 – Phase 2 Nightclub, Lynchburg, VA*
Sept. 20 – Red Rocks Amphitheater (w/Little Big Town), Morrison, CO
Sept. 22 – Arkansas State University, Mountain Home, AR
Sept. 27 – The Basement East, Nashville, TN*
Sept. 28 – Zydeco, Birmingham, AL*

(International Dates)
Oct. 3 – O2 Institute (w/ Luke Combs), Birmingham, U.K.
Oct. 4 – Shepherd’s Bush Empire (w/ Luke Combs), London, U.K.
Oct. 5 – Shepherd’s Bush Empire (w/ Luke Combs), London, U.K.
Oct. 7 – O2 ABC, Glasgow (w/ Luke Combs), Scotland
Oct. 8 – O2 Ritz Manchester (w/ Luke Combs), Manchester, U.K.
Oct. 10 – Islington Assembly Hall, London, U.K.

Oct. 13 – Mighty Mississippi Music Festival, Greenville, MS
Oct. 25 – Elevation, Grand Rapids, MI*

Nov. 1 – The Lyric Theatre, Oxford, MS*
Nov. 2 – The Barn at The Wicked Wheel (benefiting Girls Inc. of Bay County), Panama City, FL
Nov. 7 – Brick Street Bar, Oxford, OH*
Nov. 8 – The Bluestone, Columbus, OH*
Nov. 9 – Eight Seconds Saloon, Indianapolis, IN*
Nov. 10 – Dusty Armadillo, Rootstown, OH*
Nov. 29 – The Blue Note, Columbia, MO*
Nov. 30 – Revolution Music Room, Little Rock, AR*

Dec. 5 – Gramercy Theatre, New York, NY*
Dec. 7 – The Foundry at the Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA*
Dec. 8 – Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA*
Dec. 12 – Jergel’s Rhythm and Grill, Warrendale, PA*
Dec. 13 – Iron Works, Buffalo, NY*
Dec. 14 – The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA*
Dec. 15 – Anthology, Rochester, NY*

* denotes a show with special guest Dee White

For information, visit ashleymcbryde.com

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