2017 was the year of Latin music. Could 2018 be the year for country? Judging from the charts, it sure seems like it.
Like Latin music, we're starting to see pop artists collaborate with the some of the genre's biggest names, as well as acceptance from outlets who traditionally don't cover the genre. Consider pop Queen Camila Cabello recently teaming up with up-and-coming country sensation Kane Brown to record the remix for her latest hit “Never Be The Same,” or the praise that artists like Kacey Musgraves are getting from websites like Pitchfork.
This could be due to the fact that, between the big musical personalities and lyrics that often tell a cogent story, country music has an authenticity and flavor that is hard to replicate. The genre’s stars don’t have to move to L.A. to continue their rise to stardom and even if they head for Nashville, their roots stay near them, allowing them to stand out even as they blend in.
All of this is to say, if you're falling for the genre in 2018, Ashley McBryde is another personality to watch.
AXS was lucky enough to host her for a Patio Session last year (watch above) and between her funny, acerbic personality and sturdy songwriting, McBryde is beginning to get the widespread attention she deserves.
The singer from Mammoth Spring, Arkansas recently saw her debut LP Girl Going Nowhere make a huge impression on the Billboard charts, hitting No. 7 on the Country Album charts as well as a seat inside the Top 50 of the Billboard 200 . The lead single of the LP, “A Little DIve Bar in Dahlonega,” is also getting heavy airplay on country radio.
McBryde is clearly going places, both literally and figuratively. This week, she announced the deliciously ironic Girl Going Nowhere Tour, which kicks off this September and runs all the way through the end of the year, giving you plenty of time to get acquainted with her new album before the tour launches.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 25; check out her complete tour itinerary and get tickets to select shows below.
Ashley McBryde: Girl Going Nowhere Tour
Sept. 5 -- Atlanta, GA -- Terminal West^
Sept. 6 -- Athens, GA -- 40 Watt Club ^
Sept. 7 -- Greenville, SC -- Blind Horse Saloon^
Sept. 8 -- Rome, GA -- Rome City Brewing Company^
Sept. 11 -- Bardstown, KY -- Mammy’s Kitchen
Sept. 12 -- Abington, VA -- Washington County Fair
Sept. 13 -- Washington, D.C. -- The Hamilton^
Sept. 14 -- Lynchburg, VA -- Phase 2 Nightclub^
Sept. 20 -- Morrison, CO -- Red Rocks Amphitheater
Sept. 22 -- Mountain Home, AR -- Arkansas State University
Sept. 27 -- Nashville, TN -- The Basement East
Sept. 28 -- Birmingham, AL -- Zydeco^
Oct. 3 -- Birmingham, U.K. -- O2 Institute*
Oct. 4 & 5 -- London, U.K. -- Shepherd’s Bush Empire*
Oct. 7 -- Glasgow, Scotland -- O2 ABC*
Oct. 8 -- Manchester, U.K. -- O2 Ritz Manchester*
Oct. 10 -- London, U.K. -- Islington Assembly Hall
Oct. 13 -- Greenville, MS -- Mighty Mississippi Music Festival
Oct. 25 -- Grand Rapids, MI -- Elevation^
Nov. 1 -- Oxford, MS -- The Lyric Theatre^
Nov. 2 -- Panama City, FL -- The Barn at The Wicked Wheel
Nov. 7 -- Oxford, OH -- Brick Street Bar^
Nov. 8 -- Columbus, OH -- The Bluestone^
Nov. 9 -- Indianapolis, IN -- Eight Seconds Saloon^
Nov. 10 -- Rootstown, OH -- Dusty Armadillo^
Nov. 29 -- Columbia, MO -- The Blue Note^
Nov. 30 -- Little Rock, AR -- Revolution Music Room^
Dec. 5 -- New York, NY -- Gramercy Theatre^
Dec. 7 -- Philadelphia, PA -- The Foundry at the Fillmore^
Dec. 8 -- Lancaster, PA -- Chameleon Club^
Dec. 12 -- Warrendale, PA -- Jergal’s Rhythm and Grill^
Dec. 13 -- Buffalo, NY -- Iron Works^
Dec. 14 -- Cambridge, MA -- The Sinclair^ (Click here for tickets)
Dec. 15 -- Rochester, NY -- Anthology^
^/with Dee White
*/with Luke Combs