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“Ashley McBryde comes to us by way of Arkansas, and has been touring relentlessly with her blues-rock tinged brand of country. She’s got a voice that contradicts itself, simultaneously being sweet and soothing, but with the edge of experience that cuts right through you. Her storytelling style of writing matches her voice perfectly, coming from places both of joy and of pain. Every note, every melody, every lyric just overfills with talent. You can catch her live in Smithton, IL, just south of St. Louis on April 11th, and opening for Jon Pardi in Columbia, MO on May 5th. To find out more about Ashley McBryde, you can visit her website here. You can pick up her album “Jalopies & Expensive Guitars,” at both Amazon and iTunes, as well as her own online store.”

“Overall, Ashley McBryde's 'Elsebound' EP is full of substance and southern country living. I encourage you to go learn more about this amazing artist whose music will touch your soul and make you an instant fan.”

““Artists like Ashley McBryde are as much a joy, as they are rare these days. She blends her sometimes vulnerable and highly personal story telling style with a unique, modern country sound that will both steal your heart and make you wanna rock out with this down home, country bad girl all night long. It’s only a matter of time before Ashley has her place among today’s top songwriters and country artists in Nashville. “”

“Despite being a Colgate Country Showdown state winner three times and opening for the likes of Chris Cagle, Artemis Pyle's self-titled band and Barbara Blue, her ambitions show no sign of slowing. She's collaborating with famed country songwriter Lisa Carver and hopes to continue this trend ”

“Surpassing the competition at the 29th Annual Texaco Country Showdown Tennessee State Final, Ashley McBryde proved worthy of the state title and $1,000. The Main Street Music Park in Lobelville, showcased acts who had won a local contest sponsored by radio stations throughout state enabling each to perform at the state level competition of America’s largest country music talent search. Ashley McBryde won over the crowd and judges with original songs, Why Do I and Holy Water. ”

“Ashley McBryde and Cheley Tackett from Nashville joined us for an afternoon of beautiful music and lot's of laughs They are both amazing singer/songwriters and they love what they are doing. Ashley kept trying to pack up "CAUDog" Buffy in her guitar case, but I kept pulling Buffy back out. ”

“When the spectacular evening of music ended Saturday at the Colgate Country Showdown—hosted by Lobelville’s Main Street Music Park for the first time—Ashley McBryde was crowned the winner from eight acts that competed for the state title. She is pictured with the entire cast of performers, holding her prize check. Ashley won the Showdown in Arkansas in 2004, was also the 2009 Tennessee champ. She has opened for stellar acts and can be heard performing around Nashville at the legendary Bluebird Café and Hard Rock Café. She now moves on to a regional competition, and hopes to compete for the national title of Best New Act in Country Music.”

Sharon McKnight - Buffalo River Review