Ashley McBryde Earns Three Academy of Country Music Award Nominations

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 10:00am

 McBryde’s Sophomore Album, Never Will, Set for Release Friday, April 3
 Current Single, “One Night Standards,” Top 40-and-Climbing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – When Warner Music Nashville’s Ashley McBryde wrote “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” with Jeremy Bussey in 2017, neither could have dreamt the seminal title track to her critically-acclaimed debut – one she wrote with the goal of performing it on the Grand Ole Opry – would earn recognition from the industry and peers the way it has over the years. 
“‘Girl Goin’ Nowhere’ is the little song that could, ain’t it?” marvels McBryde. “I think that’s because the universe looks so kindly on the messages of hope and perseverance. This nomination is one more chance for those messages to be heard by one more set of ears. And that is truly something to be thankful for.”

The 2019 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards’ New Female Artist of the Year now heads into her second album and the April 5 awards show with three nominations: Song of the Year for “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” (artist and songwriter) and Music Event of the Year as a guest on Miranda Lambert’s “Fooled Around And Fell In Love,” which also features the full cast of Lambert’s Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour: Maren Morris, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack and Elle King. Jay Joyce served as the producer for both.
“Talk about a musical event!” adds the Arkansas native. “Miranda pieced together a bunch of badasses and let us all sing not only together in the studio but LIVE on tour. I love this song and I’m honored to be one of the voices on it.”
With 4 songs from her April 3 album 
Never Will available now, McBryde performs tonight in Augusta, GA on her headlining One Night Standards Tour.
Pre-order/pre-save Never Will
Never Will Track Listing:

  1. Hang In There Girl (Ashley McBryde, Jeremy Bussey)
  2. One Night Standards (Ashley McBryde, Nicolette Hayford, Shane McAnally)
  3. Shut Up Sheila (Nicolette Hayford, Charles Chisholm)
  4. First Thing I Reach For (Ashley McBryde, Randall Clay, Mick Holland)
  5. Voodoo Doll (Ashley McBryde, Nicolette Hayford, Brandy Clark, Connie Harrington, Jake Mitchell, Aaron Raitiere)
  6. Sparrow (Ashley McBryde, Nicolette Hayford, Brandy Clark, Connie Harrington, Jake Mitchell, Aaron Raitiere)
  7. Martha Divine (Ashley McBryde, Jeremy Spillman)
  8. Velvet Red (Ashley McBryde, Patrick Savage, Daniel Smalley)
  9. Stone (Ashley McBryde, Nicolette Hayford)
  10. Never Will (Ashley McBryde, Chris Harris, Blue Foley, Matt Helmkamp, Christian Sancho, Victor Quinn Hill)
  11. Styrofoam (Randall Clay)

About Ashley McBryde
Ashley McBryde learned how to sing sad songs in a biker bar off a rural Arkansas highway––and it shows. Her 2018 major label debut Girl Going Nowhere (Warner Music Nashville) charmed the New York TimesNPRRolling StonePasteThe Washington Post, and more, all en route to landing a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album. McBryde closed out 2019 with ACM New Female Artist, CMT Breakout Artist of the Year, a New Artist of the Year win at the 53rd Annual CMA Awards and two nominations for the 2020 GRAMMYs for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance for “Girl Goin’ Nowhere.” When she confirmed April 3, 2020, as the release date for her follow-up Never WillRolling Stone tagged the record as one of the most anticipated of the year. So did NPR, who also ranked lead single “One Night Standards” as one of the best songs of 2019. Produced once again by Jay Joyce, Never Will reveals the witty, confessional, detail-driven songwriting addressing a wide spectrum of blue-collar Southern women’s experience introduced on Girl Going Nowhere is still here, but perhaps even sharper. The music itself is stadium-ready rock-and-roll with a bluegrass wink or two and country music’s storytelling heart––and McBryde, no longer new, is the music’s ordained and highly capable standard bearer. McBryde’s One Night Standards Tour kicked off Jan. 30 and crisscrosses the U.S. through the summer of 2020. For more tour dates and more information, visit or follow her on Facebook at, Instagram @AshleyMcBryde and Twitter at @AshleyMcBryde.
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