McBryde and Company Gear Up for Second Sold-Out Night;
Livestream Tickets Benefitting Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Available via Mandolin
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In Ashley McBryde’s perfect world, her critically acclaimed collaborative project Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville is best served as a live show.
“In my heart, it would be at the Ryman, done in the style of a community theater,” the recent GRAMMY Award winner shared with Esquire upon the album’s release. “To deliver those performances in that way I think would be really beautiful and a lot of fun.”
Nearly five months later, McBryde and the cast of Lindeville are fulfilling that dream as they kicked off one of two sold-out shows at Ryman Auditorium yesterday evening, Feb. 15, with POLLSTAR praising, “An ambitious live staging of the quirky, genius small town reality masterclass Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville...McBryde takes the caricatures and injects so much humanity into every stereotype.”
Joined by Aaron Raitiere, Benjy Davis, Caylee Hammack, Connie Harrington, bandleader John Osborne, Pillbox Patti, Shelly Fairchild and TJ Osborne, McBryde and company displayed not only their songwriting abilities that “resonate on a deep, emotional level” (Stereogum), but their creative chops, creating a musical theater experience based on the GRAMMY-nominated “loose, joy-filled exercise in letting creativity, humor, and friendship serve as one’s muse” (Vulture).
Backed by the Lindeville band, McBryde, Hammack and Patti launched into album opener “Brenda Put Your Bra On,” as multiple brassieres were thrown on stage from the audience before the set was interrupted by Jenny as Raitiere took the stage to deliver “Jesus Jenny” “with rakish charm and concern” (Rolling Stone).
With the Bluegrass band taking the stage for each jingle, McBryde donned an apron for “Danelion Diner,” followed by Patti’s riveting performance of “The Girl In The Picture,” a heartfelt power ballad for a missing woman named Caroline, with backing vocals from Hammack.
Fairchild captured the “wry wit” (Billboard) of “If These Dogs Could Talk” with ease as McBryde provided background vocals from a park bench, accompanied by Pete and his dog from Brothers Osborne’s sentimental ballad, with TJ Osborne’s rich, resonating voice reminding us “go to church, love your momma and ‘Play Ball.’”
Queued up by What Fuzz Radio DJ Storme Warren, Raitiere with his avocados and Fairchild in her sparkly top indulged the audience with “a wobbly tale of not-so-singles searching for a little company” (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) in “The Missed Connection Section of the Lindeville Gazette.”
As both a fan and critic favorite, Davis captivated with “total showstopper” and “soulful hymn” (Stereogum) “Gospel Night At The Strip Club,” as a trio of drag queens brought the at-capacity crowd to their feet for the chorus of Hallelujahs, affirming Outsider’s observation: “It’s the spiritual message at the heart of the song that makes it so powerful. It’s a stark reminder that Jesus loves the sinners that so many look down on.”
The audience remained on their feet as McBryde returned to the stage with Fairchild, Hammack and Patti for a rousing rendition of “When Will I Be Loved,” followed by “incendiary feminist anthem for small town women everywhere” (Holler) “Bonfire At Tina’s,” with fists pumping in the air with every “light it up.”
As McBryde perched solo on a stool, the Arkansas native “ties together the preceding stories into a moment of peaceful clarity” (Billboard) with title track and album closer “Lindeville,” set to a background of stars.
Written by the album’s namesake Dennis Linde, the entire cast returned to the stage for a cover of The Chicks’ “Goodbye Earl” as an homage to the songwriter whose methods inspired the entire project.
The second sold-out performance of Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville Live takes place tonight, Feb. 16 at Ryman Auditorium. Livestream tickets are available HERE via Mandolin, and proceeds will benefit Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.
“Brenda Put Your Bra On”
“The Girl In the Picture”
“If These Dogs Could Talk”
“The Missed Connection Section of the Lindeville Gazette”
“Gospel Night At The Strip Club”
“When Will I Be Loved”
“Forkem Family Funeral Home”
“Bonfire At Tina’s”
Bandleader - John Osborne
Acoustic Guitar - Chris Harris
Electric Guitar - Matt Helmkamp
Banjo/Keys - Joe Andrews
Bass - Caleb Hooper
Drums - Quinn Hill
Pedal Steel - Preston Wait
The Bluegrass Band:
Guitar - Charlie Worsham
Upright Bass - TJ Osborne
Banjo - Tim Sergent
Fiddle - Dan Hochhalter
Mandolin - Ben Helson
Drums - Jerry Pentecost
Justine Van de Blair
What the Fuzz Radio DJ - Storme Warren
Chris Serino as Pete
Kelsey Kopecky as Jenny
Audrey Byrd as seen on Lindeville’s album cover / girl with an accordion
Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville Tracklist
All songs written by Ashley McBryde, Aaron Raitiere, Connie Harrington, Brandy Clark, Benjy Davis and Nicolette Hayford unless noted otherwise.
- Brenda Put Your Bra On feat. Caylee Hammack & Pillbox Patti
- Jesus Jenny feat. Aaron Raitiere (Aaron Raitiere and Jon Decious)
- Dandelion Diner
- The Girl In The Picture feat. Pillbox Patti
- If These Dogs Could Talk feat. Brandy Clark
- Play Ball feat. Brothers Osborne
- Ronnie’s Pawn Shop
- The Missed Connection Section of the Lindeville Gazette feat. Brandy Clark & Aaron Raitiere
- Gospel Night At The Strip Club feat. Benjy Davis
- Forkem Family Funeral Home
- When Will I Be Loved feat. Brandy Clark, Caylee Hammack & Pillbox Patti (Phil Everly)
- Bonfire At Tina’s feat. Caylee Hammack, Brandy Clark & Pillbox Patti
Album lyrics and credits available HERE.
About Ashley McBryde
GRAMMY, CMA and ACM award winner Ashley McBryde cut her teeth playing country songs in rural 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 Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, Paste, The 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. The Arkansas-native invites listeners to Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville, a collaborative project featuring Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark, Pillbox Patti, Caylee Hammack, Aaron Raitiere and more, earning McBryde her third consecutive GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album, making her a six-time GRAMMY nominee. Upon its release on September 30, 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 will join her collaborators and special guests for two sold-out nights at the Ryman Auditorium for Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville Live on February 15-16. McBryde is slated to play headlining shows, festivals and three dates with Eric Church on The Outsiders Revival Tour this spring and summer. For more information, visit AshleyMcBryde.com or follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @AshleyMcBryde and TikTok @AshleyMcBrydeMusic.