NPR celebrates Ashley McBryde as an artist that “has found an audience by relentlessly touring, being so relatable to country fans of all kinds…she sings these songs that are classic, but they’re also rock ‘n’ roll…and they touch the heart of the heartland,” while Pollstar declares the four-time GRAMMY nominee “did it the old-fashioned way: grinding out dates, writing songs about women being counted out for not fitting the mold.”
Now, the ACM and CMA Award winner readies her joyous return to the road and her self-made fanbase with the announcement of her This Town Talks Tour, kicking off June 12 in Roanoke, Va. before heading out to an additional 36 cities across the U.S. into 2022, wrapping on Jan.15, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio with the support of Morgan Wade, Priscilla Block, Adam Hambrick and Ray Fulcher.
“AAAAAND we’re back,” exclaims McBryde. “I’ve been waiting so long to be able to say that. We’ve missed you all so much, there aren’t even words to do it justice. These songs were written and recorded to be sang together. Now, let’s be together and make some damn music!”
After releasing her critically acclaimed sophomore album Never Will in April of last year, to say McBryde and Deadhorse (her band) are eager is an understatement. “There’s a hunger, an angst and a real calling that we’ve all been feeling.”
It will be the first time Never Will, the only album to be nominated by the Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association and The Recording Academy (same cycle) has been performed live since its release. Fans can expect McBryde’s set-list to include the RIAA Gold-Certified “One Night Standards,” current single “Martha Divine,” which NPR shares is her “rowdiest jam to date” and that “when she plays it live, this thing will shake ceilings,” and title track “Never Will” among the hard-hitting “American Scandal” and seminal track “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” from her groundbreaking debut album.
Pre-sale tickets for McBryde’s fan-club The Trybe begins tomorrow, Tuesday May 18, at 10 a.m. local time, while the Spotify pre-sale will begin Wednesday, May 19 at 12 p.m. local time. General on sale will begin Friday, May 21 at 10 a.m. local time. For tickets and additional information, visit AshleyMcBryde.com.
The Arkansas-native is also prepping for her first headlining shows at the historic Ryman Auditorium, with back-to-back nights at the Mother Church of Country Music supported by Lainey Wilson on Thursday, Aug. 26 and Caylee Hammack on Friday, Aug. 27.
“There’s so much ground to cover musically, a little rust to kick-off and a whole lot of love ahead,” McBryde concludes.
Voted by a consortium of leading national music critics, Never Will received the title of Best Album from Nashville Scene’s 21st Annual Country Music Critics’ Poll, and also earned a spot in the top 20 of Rolling Stone’s all-genre “Best Albums of 2020” dubbing, the record as “this year’s most adventurous mainstream country album” while landing at No. 1 on Rolling Stone’s “Best Country and Americana Albums of 2020,” proclaiming it “re-creates the trick McBryde pulled off on her stellar debut: proving that honest-to-goodness country songs can have commercial appeal.”
Earlier this year, McBryde announced the Never Will: Live From A Distance EP, with live versions of “First Thing I Reach For,” “Martha Divine,” “Shut Up Sheila” and “Voodoo Doll” available now, and the full release to be delivered on May 28.
This Town Talks Tour
*Morgan Wade as support | ^Adam Hambrick as support | +Priscilla Block as support |
~Ray Fulcher as support | #Support to be announced
June 12, 2021 Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges Roanoke, Va.*
July 16, 2021 Gold Nugget Grand Event Center Lake Charles, La.
July 17, 2021 Floore’s Country Store Helotes, Texas#
July 18, 2021 Nutty Brown Café & Amphitheatre Austin, Texas#
July 28, 2021 Bourbon Theatre Lincoln, Neb.^
Aug. 5, 2021 Cain’s Ballroom Tulsa, Okla.*
Aug. 6, 2021 Orpheum Theatre Memphis, Tenn.*
Aug. 7, 2021 Robinson Performance Hall Little Rock, Ark.*
Aug. 17, 2021 Irving Plaza New York, N.Y.+
Aug. 19, 2021 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, Pa.+
Aug. 20, 2021 House of Blues Boston, Mass.+
Aug. 21, 2021 The Fillmore Silver Spring Silver Spring, Md.+
Aug. 26, 2021 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, Tenn.
Aug. 27, 2021 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, Tenn.
Sept. 2, 2021 The Pageant St. Louis, Mo.+
Sept. 3, 2021 Bogart’s Cincinnati, Ohio+
Sept. 16, 2021 The Sylvee Madison, Wis.^
Sept. 22, 2021 The Wilma Missoula, Mont.~
Sept. 23, 2021 Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox Spokane, Wash.~
Sept. 25, 2021 Showbox Seattle, Wash.~
Sept. 26, 2021 Roseland Theater Portland, Ore.~
Sept. 29, 2021 Ace of Spades Sacramento, Calif.~
Oct. 3, 2021 House of Blues San Diego, Calif.+
Oct. 5, 2021 The Wiltern Los Angeles, Calif.+
Oct. 13, 2021 Ogden Theatre Denver, Colo.~
Nov. 12, 2021 The Eastern Atlanta, Ga.+
Nov. 13, 2021 Tivoli Theatre Chattanooga, Tenn.+
Nov. 14, 2021 The Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, N.C.+
Dec. 8, 2021 Riviera Theater Chicago, Ill.+
Dec. 11, 2021 ` Mississippi Moon Bar Dubuque, Iowa+
Dec. 12, 2021 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre Indianapolis, Ind.+
Jan. 6, 2022 Brown Theatre Louisville, Ky.+
Jan. 7, 2022 Roxian Theatre Pittsburgh, Pa.+
Jan. 8, 2022 The National Richmond, Va.+
Jan. 13, 2022 20 Monroe Live Grand Rapids, Mich.*
Jan. 14, 2022 The Fillmore Detroit, Mich.*
Jan. 15, 2022 Agora Theater Cleveland, Ohio#
About Ashley McBryde
Ashley McBryde cut her teeth playing country songs in rural biker bars – and it shows. Her 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 of the Year, 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, released April 3, was tagged by Rolling Stone as one of the most anticipated of the year alongside NPR, who also ranked her lead Top 10 RIAA Gold-Certified single “One Night Standards” as one of the best songs of 2019. Produced once again by Jay Joyce, Never Will reveals the witty, confessional, detail-driven songwriting addressing a wide spectrum of blue-collar Southern women’s experience introduced on Girl Going Nowhere is still here, but perhaps even sharper, earning 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. The music itself is stadium-ready rock-and-roll with a bluegrass wink or two and country music’s storytelling heart––and McBryde, no longer new, is the music’s ordained and highly capable standard bearer. McBryde’s This Town Talks Tour kicks off June 12, 2021, followed by an additional 36 dates before wrapping on Jan. 15, 2022. For more information, visit AshleyMcBryde.com or follow her at Facebook.com/AshleyMcBryde, Instagram @AshleyMcBryde and Twitter at @AshleyMcBryde.