Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Ashley McBryde Grand Ole Opry debut


Fierce singer/songwriter releases “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” , available for purchase

McBryde made her Grand Ole Opry Debut, June 16, 2017;

 performed her SiriusXM Highway Find, "A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega," 
and "Girl Goin' Nowhere" 
Ashley McBryde makes her Grand Ole Opry debut
 on Friday, June 16, 2017.
Photo credit: (c)2017 Grand Ole Opry | Photo By: Rachael Black

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Monday, June 19, 2017
Ashley McBryde is exactly where they said she’d never be-- working as an independent singer/songwriter in Nashville, opening for Chris Stapleton and Eric Church, making her Grand Ole Opry debut (June 16), and releasing music when and where she wants to.

Dubbed as one of Rolling Stone’s “Artists You Need To Know," citing she's "an Arkansas red-clay badass, with the swagger of Hank Jr. and the songwriting of Miranda Lambert," McBryde fearlessly lays it all on the line, and it's that honest all-in approach that has led to NPR critic Ann Powers to ask if McBryde could be "among the first post-Stapleton country stars?"

Her drive and perseverance certainly led The Grand Ole Opry to invite McBryde to make her Opry debut Friday, June 16, as her SiriusXM The Highway’s “Highway Find,” "A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega," makes its way into the homes and hearts of Country fans the world over.

McBryde, clad in a vintage Johnny Cash t-shirt and guitar strap with DINAH, the name of her Gibson J-45 acoustic, stitched into the leather, launched into "Dive Bar" while clearly enjoying standing within the hallowed Opry circle. After, her band exited and she asked the crowd who was having their first experience at the Opry. Upon a warm response, McBryde added, "well don't be nervous, you're doing great." She then adjusted the capo on the neck of her Gibson and launched into a story about the inspiration behind her second selection, a song she specifically wrote for this moment, "Girl Goin' Nowhere."

"I was in high school and a teacher of mine asked what I wanted to do when I grew up," shares the Mammoth Spring, Arkansas native. "I said I want to move to Nashville and write songs and sing them." Her teacher responded with an abrupt, “that’s stupid.” McBryde continues, "She said I better have a really good back-up plan." And with that, she stood in the spotlight within the circle and began, "Don't waste your life, behind that guitar / you may get gone, but you won't get far."

The inspiring track is the second taste of her highly-anticipated upcoming album produced by Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Brandy Clark, Little Big Town).

Just last week, her successful Ryman Auditorium debut at Marty Stuart's “Late Night Jam” of "Girl Goin' Nowhere" left fans and critics raving that the trailblazer is “worth discovering” (Tennessean).

McBryde is set to finish off summer with a packed schedule of festival performances across the country before joining Eric Church and The Brothers Osborne on the road for select dates in September.

Girl Goin’ Nowhere” is available for purchase

Ashley McBryde's Instagram about her Grand Ole Opry debut:

It hit me as soon as I read "artist entrance." The staff was inside the door all smiles. "Miss McBryde you're in room...
Posted by Ashley McBryde on Monday, 19 June 2017

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Arkansas taken from Ashley McBryde’s 25 June 2011 released 11 tracker ELSEBOUND
"Wonderful song""BBC Radio Shropshire

About Ashley McBryde 
Singer/Songwriter at Song Factory in Nashville, TN.
Arkansas native, Ashley McBryde, holds her audience captive with her bourbon-soaked sense of humor and commands the room with her music.

Raw talent combined with a whiskey washed sense of humour has been used to describe singer-songwriter Ashley McBryde. Mentor and famed co-writer, Lisa Carver (Reba McEntire, Willie Nelson), described her as a “writer’s writer.” Put her on a stage and you will see and hear that she is the nicest bad girl you’ve ever met.

Released in June 25, 2011, Ashley’s 11 track album, ELSEBOUND (Amazon UK - UK iTunes -, was recorded in Nashville at Hot Haus Studio with producer Mike Holmes. As the writer or co-writer of every song on the album, this work showed the lyrical narrative Ashley was able to weave together that can make you wish longingly for an old flame or stomp your boot on the barroom floor. The 11-song Americana -Country album was performed by seasoned veterans such as drummer Ed Greene (The Temptations, B.B. King), bassist Bob Marinelli (Larry Gatlin), and guitarist Lauren Ellis (Rita Coolidge, Nell Carter). Tracks like “Marlboro Man” and “Little Tragedy” guide you through heartache and loss, while “Holy Water” and “Break It Fast” show you her naughty, playful side.
Ashley said, “This CD is a collection of loose ends and lullabies. Each tune is a tiny little confession. Call it an occupational hazard…My dirty laundry is sometimes your entertainment and sometimes yours is mine.”

As a reigning Tennessee state champion of the Colgate Country Showdown for 2009 and 2010, Ashley’s list of accomplishments spoke for itself. In 2010, her band was named the best band in Southern Tennessee at the Battle of the Bands in Lewisburg, TN. She has opened for acts such as Chris Cagle, Johnny Lee and the Urban Cowboys, and Point of Grace.
She has hosted her own round at the prestigious Bluebird Cafe, and was seen playing around Nashville at The Commodore Grille and Cadillac Ranch. Ashley continued playing regular shows in Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee to promote the release an upcoming album.

On March 11, 2016, Ashley self released her EP, JALOPIES AND EXPENSIVE GUITARS (Amazon UK - UK iTunes - US iTunes - , which became a Billboard “heatseeker” and topped out at number 12 on the iTunes charts. Later in 2016, Ashley was added to the Q Prime Nashville roster, under the management of John Peets.

Published on April 13, 2017 watch Eric Church and Ashley McBryde >> perform "Bible and a 44" in Rosemont, IL from Eric’s show where he invited Ashley onstage to play her original song.
McBryde spent much of 2016 opening for some of country’s biggest acts including Willie Nelson, Hank Williams Jr., Chris Stapleton, and Marty Stuart amongst others, and worked on her first first full-length album with award winning Producer, Jay Joyce.
On April 28, 2017 she released the track A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega (Amazon UK | UK iTunes |
On June 16, 2017, she dropped new single Girl Goin' Nowhere (UK iTunes)

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