11 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Motivated by the words of a teacher who thought her dreams of making music were too fanciful, Ashley McBryde titled her debut album Girl Going Nowhere. Suggesting quite the opposite, the Arkansas singer/songwriter brings a rock edge to classic country, sharing the hard-won wisdom of a decade of singing in bars. Breakthrough track “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega” is a tribute to the uplifting power of music in tough times, but occasionally the assured swagger in her voice gives way to vulnerability and reflection, most stirringly on “Andy,” a tale of enduring love.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Motivated by the words of a teacher who thought her dreams of making music were too fanciful, Ashley McBryde titled her debut album Girl Going Nowhere. Suggesting quite the opposite, the Arkansas singer/songwriter brings a rock edge to classic country, sharing the hard-won wisdom of a decade of singing in bars. Breakthrough track “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega” is a tribute to the uplifting power of music in tough times, but occasionally the assured swagger in her voice gives way to vulnerability and reflection, most stirringly on “Andy,” a tale of enduring love.

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