Tenn.  – Artists often cite the people who inspired and believed in
them when no one else did on their path to success. Ashley McBryde’s
motivation came from a different front, an Arkansas algebra teacher who
told her she would never achieve her dreams.

So, it is particularly satisfying that the woman dubbed an “Arkansas red-clay badass” by Rolling Stone is ready to release an album titled Girl Going Nowhere on March
30. It’s a collection reflective of her authentic, take-no-prisoners
honesty and willingness to not just look at life, but live it, and
reflect that experience in her music. premiered
the music video for “American Scandal,” which is also available at all
digital retail and streaming services today. The premise of the music
video is a “Day in Little Rock” with McBryde visiting family, getting a
tattoo, and jamming with friends.

Produced and mixed by award-winner Jay Joyce, Girl Going Nowhere showcases an
artistic vision that will prove her to be one of the genre’s keenest
working storytellers, bringing unwavering honesty back into a
pop-preoccupied genre.

The album pulls tales from every corner of her life – a happenstance
love on “A Little Dive Bar In Dahlonega,” a neighbor with a heavy past
on “Livin’ Next to LeRoy,” and the autobiographical “Girl Goin’
Nowhere,” which McBryde wrote the morning that Guy Clark passed away.

“I’m not a pretty crier, and I got to my write with Jeremy Bussey that
morning, red and blotchy,” she said. “So, he said, ‘for Guy, maybe we
should write a good song, one you’d want to play at the Opry someday.’
So, I told the story of when I was back in Algebra class, and we were
going around the room saying what we wanted to do when we grew up. When
it got to me, I said, ‘I’m going to move to Nashville and write songs,
and they’re going to be on the radio.’ The teacher looked at me and
said, ‘That won’t happen and you better have a good backup plan.’ It
didn’t put the fire out, it just added to it.”

That fire’s been described as a combination of Bonnie Raitt, Lzzy Hale,
and Loretta Lynn. McBryde isn’t afraid to tell the truth, get raw and
real and use the spirits of country, folk, and rock when it serves her
greater purpose. And McBryde indeed played “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” at her
Opry debut, and still performs it on stage to crowds that now sing

That rock-fueled fury and candor burns through every lyric, riff, and
song. And it is lyrics that hit the heart and gut like “here’s to the
breakups that didn’t break us,” that scored her opening slots with Chris
Stapleton, Eric Church, and Miranda Lambert.

She is gaining a lot of attention notching powerful reviews and mentions
on several year-end, best-of and most-anticipated lists including New York Times, NPR, Los Angeles Times, and Variety, across multiple genres.

Notable music critic Ann Powers of NPR described McBryde as having “one
of those voices that might belong to your sister or your best friend –
if your sister or your best friend could belt like Loretta Lynn and
croon like Reba McEntire.” She summed up her talent by saying McBryde
was “Country music’s most exciting new country voice.”

She was the most added new artist and most added female with her debut
Warner Bros./ Warner Music Nashville single “A Little Dive Bar in
Dahlonega.” The track hit No. 1 on SirusXM’s The Highway Top 30 in 2017 and she played select dates on the sought-after Sirius XM Presents: The Highway Finds Tour including stops in Washington, D.C., New York, and Nashville and will join Luke Combs and Miranda Lambert in 2018.

McBryde will make her television debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Tuesday (1/23) on NBC.

Girl Going Nowhere is available for pre-order here.

Track Listing for Girl Going Nowhere:

“Girl Goin’ Nowhere”


“American Scandal”

“Southern Babylon”

“The Jacket”

“Livin’ Next to Leroy”

“A Little Dive Bar In Dahlonega”

“Andy” (I Can’t Live Without You)

“El Dorado”

“Tired of Being Happy”

“Home Sweet Highway”

Check out Ashley McBryde at the following dates

 2/01 Toledo, OH Seagate Convention Centre*

2/02 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium*

2/03 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium*

2/08 Troy, OH Hobart Arena*

2/09 Grand Rapids, MI DeltaPlex*

2/10 Johnstown, PA Cambria Couny Memorial Arena*

2/15 De Quincy, LA Shreveport Municipal Auditorium

2/16 Oklahoma City, OK The Criterion*

2/17 Wilson, AR The Grange at Wilson Gardens*

2/23 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre*

2/24 Verona, NY Turning Stone Resort & Casino*

3/01 Salem, VA Salem Civic Center*

3/02 Savannah, GA Grayson Stadium*

3/08 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Melkweg Amsterdam

3/09 London, United Kingdom C2C London

3/10 London, United Kingdom C2C London

3/11 London, United Kingdom C2C London

3/15 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena**

3/16 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center**

3/17 Kansas City, MO Spirit Center**

3/23 Fort Myers, FL The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon

3/24 Kissimmee, FL Runaway Country Music Fest

4/04 San Jose, CA City National Civic*

4/05 Irvine, CA Bren Events Center*

4/06 San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park*

4/11 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex*

4/17 Portland, OR Roseland Theater*

4/19 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo*

4/20 Garden City, ID Revolution Concert House*

4/21 Spokane, WA The Knitting Factory*

4/23 Vancouver, Canada Commodore Ballroom*

4/25 Calgary, Canada MacEwan Hall*

4/26 Edmonton, Canada The Ranch Roadhouse*

4/29 Indio, CA Stagecoach Festival

6/09 Hunter, NY Taste of Country Music Festival

6/20 Oshkosh, WI Country USA

6/21 Brainerd, MN Lakes Jam

6/23 Cadott, WI Country Fest

7/15 Rhinelander, WI Hodag Country Festival

7/20 Twin Lakes, WI Country Thunder- Twin Lakes

*Denotes dates on Luke Combs’ Don’t Tempt Me With a Good Time Tour

**Denotes dates on Miranda Lambert’s Livin’ Like Hippies World Tour

Learn more about McBryde at or follow her on Facebook at, Instagram @ashleymcbryde and Twitter at @AshleyMcBryde.

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