Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 8:30am

New Single Light On In The Kitchen” Debuts to Critical Acclaim;
Impacts Country Radio March 27
“Ashley McBryde maintains her position as 
country’s most down-to-earth songwriter”
The New York Times

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Grand Ole Opry member Ashley McBryde joined “The Jennifer Hudson Show” yesterday, March 1 to discuss her latest release, recent GRAMMY win for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for her chart-topping “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” with Carly Pearce and performed an impromptu song based on an audience member’s story.
Last week, McBryde debuted her latest single “
Light On In The Kitchen
 to critical acclaim, with The New York Times praising, “Ashley McBryde maintains her position as country’s most down-to-earth songwriter,” while Rolling Stone observes, “With its gentle, brushed drums and light shadings of mandolin, it’s a delicate ballad that feels ready for radio and the Grand Ole Opry stage but comes with mountains of good advice.”
With “Light On In The Kitchen” impacting Country radio on March 27, 
Billboard boasts, “Is Ashley McBryde capable of writing a less-than-stellar song? It seems not,” calling it “another ace from this singer-songwriter,” as Stereogum notes “McBryde excels at tough-minded character sketches with Southern-rock edges, but she’s also great at this kind of sentimental fare.”
The Arkansas native performed in her home state over the weekend and heads back out on the road next week before embarking on a run of additional headlining shows, festivals, two dates at the Grand Ole Opry, three dates with Eric Church on The Outsiders Revival Tour and seven shows with Jelly Roll this spring and summer. Tickets are available at
Ashley McBryde Upcoming Tour Dates
March 8           The Cove at River Spirit Casino Resort                     Tulsa, Okla.
March 9           NRG Park                                                                   Houston, Texas
March 11         Grand Ole Opry House                                               Nashville, Tenn.
April 1             Country Thunder Arizona 2023                                  Florence, Ariz.
Aril 15             Isleta Resort & Casino                                                Albuquerque, N.M.
April 16           Ector Theatre                                                              Odessa, Texas
April 21           River Center Theatre                                                  Baton Rouge, La.
April 22           The Crawfish Music Festival 2023                            Biloxi, Miss.
April 28           Double Decker Arts Festival 2023                             Oxford, Miss.
April 29           Paramount Center for the Arts                                    Bristol, Tenn.
April 30           EKU Center for the Arts                                             Richmond, Ky.
May 12            Choctaw Grand Theater                                              Durant, Okla.
May 13            Cook’s Garage                                                            Lubbock, Texas
May 16            Grand Ole Opry House                                               Nashville, Tenn.
May 18            American Music Theatre                                            Lancaster, Pa.
May 19            Newton Theatre                                                          Newton, N.J.
May 20            Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom                              Hampton Beach, N.H.
May 21            Bottle & Cork                                                             Dewey Beach, Del.
May 28            Fairplex                                                                       Pomona, Calif.
June 2-4          BackCountry Festival 2023                                        Gardnerville, Nev.
June 17            Morgan County Fairgrounds                                      Martinsville, Ind.
June 22            Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center for the              Paducah, Ky.
                        Performing Arts
June 23            Pine Knob Music Center                                            Clarkston, Mich.
June 24            Blossom Music Center                                               Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
June 29            Credit One Stadium                                                    Charleston, S.C.
July 8              Hodag Country Festival 2023                                     Rhinelander, Wis.
July 20-23       Country Thunder Wisconsin 2023                              Twin Lakes, Wis.
July 22            Ionia Free Fair Fairgrounds                                        Ionia, Mich.
July 27-29       Headwaters Country Jam 2023                                   Cardwell, Mont.
Aug. 4             Oregon Jamboree Music Festival 2023                      Sweet Home, Ore.
Aug. 6             Big Valley Jamboree 2023                                          Camrose, Alberta
Aug. 11           Jiffy Lube Live                                                           Bristow, Va.
Aug. 12           Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater              Virginia Beach, Va.
Aug. 19           Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre                               Maryland Heights, Mo.
Aug. 25           CHI Health Center Omaha                                         Omaha, Neb.
Aug. 26           T-Mobile Center                                                         Kansas City, Mo.
Sept. 19           Paycom Center                                                           Oklahoma City, Okla.
Sept. 21           Germania Insurance Amphitheater                             Austin, Texas
About Ashley McBryde
GRAMMY, CMA and ACM award winner Ashley McBryde cut her teeth playing country songs in biker bars – and it shows. The Grand Ole Opry member’s 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, 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 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. The album earned 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. Her GRAMMY-winning duet with Carly Pearce, “Never Wanted To Be That Girl,” went all the way to No. 1 and earned McBryde and Pearce the ACM and CMA award for Musical Event of the Year. McBryde was also honored with the 2022 CMA International Artist Achievement Award for the most significant creative growth, development and promotion of the country music industry outside of the United States. Her collaborative project Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville featuring Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark, Pillbox Patti, Caylee Hammack, Aaron Raitiere and Benjy Davis earned McBryde her third consecutive GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album, making her a six-time GRAMMY nominee. Upon its release, Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville garnered applause from The New York Times, NPR, Variety, Vulture, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Billboard and Stereogum, among many more. McBryde recently wrapped The Judds: The Final Tour with Wynonna and two sold-out nights at the Ryman Auditorium with Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville Live. Her latest single “Light On In The Kitchen,” available everywhere now, will impact Country radio on March 27. McBryde will embark on a run of additional headlining shows, festivals, two dates at the Grand Ole Opry, three dates with Eric Church on The Outsiders Revival Tour and seven shows with Jelly Roll this spring and summer. For more information, visit 
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