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Source - AY Magazine: Academy of Country Music’s 2019 New Female Artist of the Year discusses songwriting, growing up in Arkansas and interacting with fans at Walmart in Van Buren.

    Source - AY Magazine: Academy of Country Music’s 2019 New Female Artist of the Year discusses songwriting, growing up in Arkansas and interacting with fans at Walmart in Van Buren.
    May 29, 2019

    “Ashley McBryde stands on stage at TempleLive in Fort Smith on a rainy Friday night in May. Her dark, curly hair dips across one shoulder. Her skin looks like fine china in this light and against the burgundy-colored lipstick she wears. When she starts to sing, her fans either close their eyes and sway or cheer.

    The 35-year-old carries Arkansas in her voice, every ounce of rushing water crashing from our waterfalls. Every hushed conversation at the altars of our churches. Every bar fight that started out as a joke.  

    When tonight’s sold-out crowd begins to sing McBryde’s words from her song “Bible and a .44,” she gives them the floor, beaming while she listens. If you could bottle this moment and offer it up, McBryde would likely become an addict. That’s how much she loves it.

    As she says on her album of the same name, “Not bad for a girl going nowhere.””

    Check out the full article in AY Mag here HERE.

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on May 29, 2019 - 12:00am

“Ashley McBryde stands on stage at TempleLive in Fort Smith on a rainy Friday night in May. Her dark, curly hair dips across one shoulder. Her skin looks like fine china in this light and against the burgundy-colored lipstick she wears. When she starts to sing, her fans either close their eyes and sway or cheer.

The 35-year-old carries Arkansas in her voice, every ounce of rushing water crashing from our waterfalls. Every hushed conversation at the altars of our churches. Every bar fight that started out as a joke.  

When tonight’s sold-out crowd begins to sing McBryde’s words from her song “Bible and a .44,” she gives them the floor, beaming while she listens. If you could bottle this moment and offer it up, McBryde would likely become an addict. That’s how much she loves it.

As she says on her album of the same name, “Not bad for a girl going nowhere.””

Check out the full article in AY Mag here HERE.

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