Artists often cite the people who inspired and believed in them when no one else did on their path to success. Ashley McBryde’s motivation came from a different front, an Arkansas algebra teacher who told her she would never achieve her dreams.
So, it is particularly satisfying that the singer/songwriter is ready to release an album titled Girl Going Nowhere on March 30. It’s a collection reflective of her authentic, take-no-prisoners honesty and willingness to not just look at life, but live it, and reflect that experience in her music.
Produced and mixed by award-winner Jay Joyce, Girl Going Nowhere showcases an artistic vision that will prove her to be one of the genre’s keenest working storytellers, bringing unwavering honesty back into a pop-preoccupied genre.
“I’m not a pretty crier, and I got to my write with Jeremy Bussey that morning, red and blotchy,” she said. “So, he said, ‘for Guy, maybe we should write a good song, one you’d want to play at the Opry someday.’ So, I told the story of when I was back in Algebra class, and we were going around the room saying what we wanted to do when we grew up. When it got to me, I said, ‘I’m going to move to Nashville and write songs, and they’re going to be on the radio.’ The teacher looked at me and said, ‘That won’t happen and you better have a good backup plan.’ It didn’t put the fire out, it just added to it.”
Make sue to pick up Girl Going Nowhere on Friday, March 30th and check out the track list for the album below.
Track Listing for Girl Going Nowhere:
“Girl Goin’ Nowhere”
“Livin’ Next to Leroy”
“A Little Dive Bar In Dahlonega”
“Andy” (I Can’t Live Without You)
“Tired of Being Happy”
“Home Sweet Highway”