Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 5:30pm

Arkansas-Native Receives Nods for Female Vocalist of the Year,
Single and Song of the Year for Critically Acclaimed Platinum-Certified

“One Night Standards”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Following a three-night sold-out run of shows at the historic Ryman Auditorium, Ashley McBryde continues soaring to new heights in 2021 with three nominations from the Country Music Association: Female Vocalist of the Year, Single of the Year and Song of the Year for her critically acclaimed, RIAA Platinum-certified track “One Night Standards,” from her Warner Music Nashville follow-up Never Will.
“Hot damn!” the 2019 CMA New Artist of the Year exclaims. “I’m so excited for ‘One Night Standards’ to be nominated for both Song and Single of the Year, and I’m so glad to have my friends and cowriters Nicolette Hayford and Shane McAnally along for the rewarding ride this track has given us.
“Female vocalist category is STACKED!” she continues, praising, “I’m honored and stoked to be in this category with these women who all work so hard and entertain their asses off.”
Lead single “One Night Standards” emerged as McBryde’s first Top 10 hit after landing on 
NPR’s “25 Best Songs of 2019,” while The New York Times named the track in the top three “Best Songs of 2020,” marking the only country song in the top 15, with Jon Pareles sharing, “Ashley McBryde provides pithy, matter-of-fact details of a random hookup — ‘I don’t really care if you’re here when I wake up’ — and while the music swells, her heart stays cold.”
Last month, the Arkansas-native fulfilled another milestone in her career, selling out three consecutive nights at Ryman Auditorium from Aug. 26 through Aug. 28, marking her headlining debut at the Mother Church of Country Music. Fans were thrilled to experience a wide breadth of songs from throughout McBryde’s career, singalongs with opening acts Lainey Wilson, Caylee Hammack and Caitlyn Smith, along with surprise special guests Eric Church and Terri Clark, the latter surprising McBryde on stage with a plaque commemorating the RIAA Platinum status of “One Night Standards.”
During night one, Aug. 26, McBryde beamed at the at-capacity crowd and shared, “Here’s one of my other favorite reasons to love country music, live music period. For as long as I stand here, as long as Lainey (Wilson) stands here, as long as you stand or sit here, nothing else gets to matter. For 90 minutes, I’ve got no problems. There’s nothing else in this world that can accomplish not giving a shit that doesn’t come in a bottle or a pill. Country music, it only elevates. So, if you had a great day today, we’re so happy you chose us to celebrate with, and if you had a shit day today, you leave the rest of that to us.”
Catch McBryde at one of her additional dates on her This Town Talks Tour, wrapping in early 2022.
Upcoming This Town Talks Tour Dates
Sept. 16, 2021             The Sylvee                                                      Madison, Wis.^
Sept. 22, 2021             The Wilma                                                      Missoula, Mont.~
Sept. 23, 2021             Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox                Spokane, Wash.~
Sept. 25, 2021             Showbox                                                         Seattle, Wash.~
Sept. 26, 2021             Roseland Theater                                            Portland, Ore.~
Sept. 29, 2021             Ace of Spades                                                 Sacramento, Calif.~
Oct. 3, 2021                House of Blues                                               San Diego, Calif.+
Oct. 5, 2021                The Wiltern                                                     Los Angeles, Calif.+
Oct. 13, 2021              Ogden Theatre                                                Denver, Colo.~
Nov. 12, 2021             The Eastern                                                     Atlanta, Ga.+
Nov. 13, 2021             Tivoli Theatre                                                 Chattanooga, Tenn.+
Nov. 14, 2021             The Fillmore Charlotte                                   Charlotte, N.C.+
Dec. 8, 2021                Riviera Theater                                              Chicago, Ill.+
Dec. 11, 2021  `           Mississippi Moon Bar                                    Dubuque, Iowa+
Dec. 12, 2021              Egyptian Room at Old National Centre         Indianapolis, Ind.+
Jan. 6, 2022                 Brown Theatre                                                Louisville, Ky.+
Jan. 7, 2022                 Roxian Theatre                                               Pittsburgh, Pa.+
Jan. 8, 2022                 The National                                                   Richmond, Va.+
Jan. 13, 2022               20 Monroe Live                                              Grand Rapids, Mich.*
Jan. 14, 2022               The Fillmore                                                   Detroit, Mich.*
Jan. 15, 2022               Agora Theater                                                 Cleveland, Ohio#
*Morgan Wade as support | ^Adam Hambrick as support | +Priscilla Block as support |
~Ray Fulcher as support | #Support to be announced 
About Ashley McBryde
Ashley McBryde cut her teeth playing country songs in rural biker bars – 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.” Her follow-up Never Will, released April 3, was tagged by Rolling Stone as one of the most anticipated of the year alongside NPR, who also ranked her Top 10 RIAA Platinum-Certified 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, earning McBryde a 2021 GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album, making Never Will the only album nominated for Country Album of the Year by the ACMs, CMAs and the Recording Academy in the same award season. 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. Recognized by the Country Music Association, McBryde is up for three 2021 awards: Female Vocalist of the Year + Single and Song of the Year for “One Night Standards.” McBryde’s This Town Talks Tour is currently underway with over 35 stops before wrapping on Jan. 15, 2022. For more information, visit or follow her at, Instagram @AshleyMcBryde and Twitter at @AshleyMcBryde.
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