Grand Ole Opry Member’s New Single Impacts Country Radio March 27
McBryde Joins “The Jennifer Hudson Show” Wednesday, March 1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – GRAMMY Award winner Ashley McBryde has spent most of her life on the road and often writes about her experiences being away from her loved ones, evidenced by songs like “Sparrow” and live set favorite “Made For This.” With “Light On In The Kitchen,” written by McBryde with Connie Harrington and Jessi Alexander, the Arkansas native celebrates the warm glow shared across homes around the world, a symbol of affection signaling that someone may be missing tonight, but thoughts of them are present.
“When I tell someone there’s a ‘Light On In The Kitchen’ for them, to me it means you’re thinking of them, even if they’re not coming home that night,” shares McBryde. “While writing this, we were all able to look back and remember the women in our lives who comforted us, gave us advice and made sure we knew we had a place to go. Writing this song showed me how necessary that simple comfort had been.
“I sent it to the important women in my life, and they reminded me that they still leave the kitchen light on for me, just like when I was growing up. Knowing someone, somewhere is thinking of you in that way can get you through a lot. And it’s a bonus that now we get to say, ‘I love you’ or ‘I’m thinking of you’ by saying ‘The light’s on for ya.’”
Released today via Warner Music Nashville, “Light On In The Kitchen” conjures up images of those late nights spent at the kitchen table with a trusted confidant, the one person in the world with which you can unapologetically be yourself, all while they give you a little motherly advice:
Always check the door before you lay down,
Keep a glass of water by the bed
A dose of local honey
Will keep your nose from running
Little things like that she’s always said
Never back up farther than you have to
And pray for those that don’t have a prayer
Honey trust yourself
You better love yourself
Cause ‘till you do
You ain’t no good for anybody else
And honey boys are dumb
But you’re gonna find you one
You’ll love him hard
And bless your heart
You’ll need someone to listen
That’s why I leave a light on in the kitchen
Today’s release follows the Grand Ole Opry member’s triumphant two-night sold-out run of Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville Live at Ryman Auditorium, with American Songwriter praising, “Between the humorously crafted songs and brilliant creativity of some of Nashville’s brightest stars, with a little bit of heart mixed in, Live From Lindeville is easily one of the most unique shows Nashville has seen,” while POLLSTAR observes, “McBryde takes the caricatures and injects so much humanity into every stereotype… These songs serve as vignettes and scenarios, but also deliver pathos without getting saccharine.”
McBryde will appear on “The Jennifer Hudson Show” on March 1 to discuss “Light On In The Kitchen” and recent GRAMMY Award win for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for her No. 1 duet “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” with Carly Pearce. Check your local listings for timing.
Set to perform two shows in her home state tonight, Feb. 24 and tomorrow, Feb. 25, 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. Tickets are available at AshleyMcBryde.com.
Ashley McBryde Upcoming Tour Dates
Feb. 24 TempleLive Fort Smith Fort Smith, Ark.
Feb. 25 First Financial Music Hall El Dorado, Ark.
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
April 28 Double Decker Arts Festival 2023
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
May 19 Newton Theatre
May 20 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
May 21 Bottle & Cork
May 28 Fairplex
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.
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 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. 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 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 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 is slated to play headlining shows, festivals and three dates with Eric Church on The Outsiders Revival Tour throughout the spring and summer, along with two stops at the Grand Ole Opry. For more information, visit AshleyMcBryde.com or follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitte