Dubbed an “Arkansas red-clay badass” by Rolling Stone, Ashley McBryde is a country singer songwriter from the state. After learning to play guitar, McBryde 17 she wrote her first song age 17. Initially shy about sharing her work, it wasn't until she she enrolled at Arkansas State University (where she played in the marching band) that she began playing her songs for people outside her immediate family.
In 2005 McBryde recorded an album's worth of songs that she released herself a year later.
In 2007 she relocated to Music City, assembled a band, and playing any club or bar that would have her, she began making a name for herself. She won the Colgate Country Showdown talent competition in 2009 and 2010, and alsothat year she and her band won a statewide "battle of the bands" in Tennessee.
In 2011 McBryde released her second album, 'Elsebound', which once again was issued through her own label. More touring through the South followed, and in addition to headlining her own club dates, McBryde was opening shows for such stars as Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton, Chris Cagle, and Hank Williams, Jr.
In 2016 McBryde dropped an eight-song EP, Jalopies & Expensive Guitars, that helped build a buzz about her music. After praise from Eric Church, she broke through with the single A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega.
In 2018, McBryde performed at Country to Country Festival. Following the success of the set, and an accompanying headline show, she heads back to London in October for a headline show at the Islington Assembly Hall. Catch her live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.