Country Thunder Arizona is excited to return October 14th – 17th!

Luke Combs, Eric Church, Morgan Wallen & Dustin Lynch confirmed as headliners.

Ashley McBryde, Chris Janson, HARDY, Mitchell Tenpenny, Travis Denning, Randy Rogers Band, Parker McCollum, Tenille Townes, Dallas Smith, Meghan Patrick, Parmalee, Chicks With Hits (featuring Terri Clark, Pam Tillis, Suzie Bogguss), Kameron Marlowe, Drew Parker, Austin Jenckes, Seaforth, Nolan Sotillo join the always-stellar supporting cast, with more to be announced!

Country Thunder, Arizona’s Premier Country Music Festival has announced that it will be returning in mid-October. The festival has already confirmed a star studded line-up, in what promises to be a sold-out, 4-day party!!

Head over to Country Thunder for more details

Country Music Legend, Charley Pride, Dies At 86

DALLAS, Texas. — Charley Pride, whose rich baritone voice and impeccable song-sense altered American culture, died Saturday, December 12, 2020, in Dallas, Texas of complications from Covid-19 at age 86.

Born a sharecropper’s son in Sledge, Mississippi, on March 18, 1934, Pride emerged from Southern cotton fields to become country music’s first Black superstar and the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

“No person of color had ever done what he has done,” said Darius Rucker in the PBS American Masters film Charley Pride: I’m Just Me.

Pride was a gifted athlete who at first thought baseball would be his path from poverty, labor, and strife. But his musical acumen was more impressive than his pitching arm or his hitting skills, and he emerged as one of the most significant artists at RCA Records, with chart-topping hits including “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin’,” “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone,” and “Mountain of Love.” He won the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year award in 1971, its top male vocalist prize in 1971 and 1972, and a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020.

His final performance came on November 11, 2020, when he sang “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin’” during the CMA Awards show at Nashville’s Music City Center with Jimmie Allen, a modern-day hitmaker who counts Pride among his heroes.

Charley Frank Pride was not the first Black artist to make important contributions to country music — DeFord Bailey was a star of the Grand Ole Opry from 1927 through 1941 — but Pride was a trailblazer who emerged during a time of division and rancor.

After a stint in the Army, time working at a Missouri smelting plant, and some unsuccessful attempts to break into big-league baseball, he came to Nashville in 1963 and made demonstration recordings with help from manager Jack Johnson.

Those recordings languished for two years until Johnson met with producer Jack Clement, who offered songs for Pride to learn. On August 16, 1965, Clement produced Pride at RCA Studio B, and the results of that session impressed RCA’s Chet Atkins, who signed Pride to a recording contract.

In 1967, Pride’s recording of Clement’s “Just Between You and Me” broke into country’s Top Ten, and Pride quit his job as a smelter. Iron ore was behind him, and platinum records lay ahead.

Between 1967 and 1987, Pride delivered 52 Top 10 country hits, won Grammy awards, and became RCA Records’ top-selling country artist. His musicality opened minds and superseded prejudice.

“We’re not color blind yet, but we’ve advanced a few paces along the path and I like to think I’ve contributed something to that process,” Pride wrote in his memoir.

Today, Black artists including Allen, Rucker, Mickey Guyton, Rissi Palmer, Rhiannon Giddens, Yola, and others add new chapters to country music’s story. Charley Pride’s impact is evident and important to all of them, and also to every other country performer who builds bridges with melody and sincerity.

Charley Pride escaped the cotton fields, where labor hurt his hands, back, and knees. He transcended and ascended through connection. Through fortitude and artistry, he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry and a beloved American icon.

Charley Pride was the son of Tessie Stewart Pride and Mack Pride, Sr. He was the husband of Ebby Rozene Cohran Pride. His children are Carlton Kraig Pride, Charles Dion Pride, and Angela Rozene Pride. His grandchildren are Carlton Kraig Pride, Jr., Malachi Pride, Syler Pride, Ebby Pride, and Arrentino Vassar. His two great-grandchildren are Skyler Pride and Carlton Kraig Pride, III. he is preceded in death by brothers Jonas McIntyre, Mack Pride, Jr., Louis Pride, Edward Pride, and Joe L. Pride, and by sister Bessie Chambers. He leaves behind siblings Harmon Pride, Stephen Pride, Catherine Sanders, and Maxine Pride, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to The Pride Scholarship at Jesuit College Preparatory School, St. Philips School and Community Center, The Food Bank, or the charity of your choice.

Photo Credit: Joseph Llanes

Eric Church Wins Entertainer of the Year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In a year unlike any other, it’s fitting that the 54th annual CMA Awards culminated with the genre’s dark horse Eric Church earning the title of Entertainer of the Year.

“If there was ever a year not to win…” Church laughed as he took the stage to accept the night’s ultimate trophy. “This year, at least for me, has been about loss – loss of life, loss of playing shows, loss of freedom, loss of kids being in school… And you know what the win is? The win is we all were here tonight, together as Country music – in person, live and I believe this, I really believe this: It’s gonna be music that brings us out of this. That is the one thing that’s gonna save the world. Politicians are about division; music is about unity.”

Before leaving the stage, the stunned entertainer added as a rallying call, “And I promise you, it’s gonna take everyone in this room to unite.”

Now six studio albums into his career, the North Carolinian always approaches things differently. Whether playing back-to-back nights in nearly 30 cities on his 2019 Double Down Tour or pushing himself to new creative limits with his recording process, Church has steadily amassed a faithful congregation – the Church Choir – since 2006’s release of “How ‘Bout You.” Many of those fans took to social media to congratulate the star, with an outpouring of comments proclaiming, “Congratulations Chief!” And it was those fans he was speaking to in the press conference following the awards show.

“When you go to a concert and your favorite artist plays your favorite song, and you throw your arm around the person next to you, you don’t worry about whether he’s a Republican or a Democrat, whether he’s pro-life or pro-choice. You’re in that moment and you’re pulling on the rope the same way. I think what we’re missing right now in America is more of the stuff that unites us versus what divides us,” Church shared. “I swear — it’s going to be music that saves us… It’s going to be about how we do it, and how we do it responsibly, and how we show that this is how we’re gonna leave COVID in the dust.”

Praised by Esquire as “one of the most singular working artists in any genre,” Church’s foresight with his new music, while written pre-pandemic, still addresses the underlying sense of division that was already palpable in our nation. Whether threw his spoken word piece entitled “Who Will Answer The Call?”, released earlier this year, where he shared a message of resolve, or by offering hope in “Through My Ray-Bans,” Church’s music has already served as a unifier .

“There’s a point in the show where I walk out in the crowd and I put my arms around them, we get pictures and it’s what life’s about. It’s that moment… What ‘Through My Ray-Bans’ is about is that I wish we could freeze that and I wish that was how life was — right there, just how I saw you.”
          I see a place where a moment in time
          Is a kaleidoscope of color on a canvas of white
         Where the voices roar at the noise of the poet’s rhyme


         Everybody’s got their arms around everybody else’s shoulders
         Guarding against the world outside like an army of Friday night soldiers
         The battle wages tomorrow but tonight you don’t give a damn
         Wish you could stay the way I see you through my Ray-Bans
For more information, visit www.ericchurch.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter @ericchurch and Instagram@ericchurchmusic.

Photo Credit: John Russell/CMA

HIGHWOMEN Perform “Crowded Table” on Jimmy Fallon

October 7, 2020—The Highwomen—the acclaimed collaborative movement formed by Brandi CarlileNatalie HembyMaren Morris and Amanda Shires—returned to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” last night to perform their song, “Crowded Table.” Watch/share HERE. Hailed as an “anthem for our time” (“CBS This Morning”) and a “hymn of togetherness and support” (Rolling Stone), “Crowded Table” is from the group’s acclaimed self-titled album and also nominated for Group Video of the Year at the 2020 CMT Music Awards. Watch the official music video here. Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave CobbThe Highwomen debuted at #1 onBillboard’s Top Country Albums chart and landed on numerous year-end lists including NPR Music, Rolling StoneBillboardEsquireVarietyEntertainment Weekly, Vulture, Stereogum, The Atlantic, Slate, AmericanSongwriter, Consequence of Sound, Paste and the Los Angeles Times among several others.

The Highwomens’ self-titled album is out now via Elektra Records.

For more information on these badass women, check out https://www.thehighwomen.com/

LUKE COMBS AND MILLER LITE COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT BARTENDERS NATIONWIDE 

LUKE COMBS AND MILLER LITE
COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT BARTENDERS NATIONWIDE 
LIVESTREAM CONCERT TO BE HELD THIS FRIDAY, MAY 1
Luke Combs and Miller Lite are joining forces this Friday, May 1 for a special livestream concert to support out-of-work bartenders nationwide. Having previously planned on collaborating together during Luke’s “What You See Is What You Get” tour, the pair are instead coming together virtually for a good cause. Fans can tune in to Luke’s social channels at 7:00pm CT on Friday (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube) to watch the live show and enjoy a Miller Lite along with him (if you are 21+, of course). As part of the Miller Lite #VirtualTipJar campaign, fans are encouraged to show support by visiting virtual-tips.org.
“The bars and small clubs are where I got my start, so it hurts to see them and everyone else having to struggle the way they are,” said Luke Combs. “I’m excited to partner with Miller Lite to raise some money for them, sing a few songs, and spread the love for my favorite beer with my fans!”
To support the bartenders and waitstaff nationwide that are affected by the pandemic, Miller Lite recently launched the #VirtualTipJar campaign to support the United States Bartender’s Guild National Charity Foundation and its Bartender Emergency Assistance Program. Last month, the brand made the first “tip” for $1 million dollars.
“Luke is a longtime Miller Lite fan and we’re so lucky to be able to partner with him,” said Justine Stauffer, Senior Marketing Manager for Miller Lite. “When the tour got postponed, it was an easy to decision to come together to give back to our fans and raise awareness for bartenders and waitstaff in need during this time.”
Luke Combs is a multi-platinum, award-winning musician from Asheville, NC, who stormed onto the music landscape as one Country’s brightest stars. His acclaimed new album, What You See Is What You Get, was released last fall via River House Artists/Columbia Nashville and debuted at #1 on both the all-genre Billboard 200 chart as well as Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. The record enjoyed the largest streaming week ever for a country album with 74 million on-demand streams and features 17 new songs including his current single, “Does To Me” featuring Eric Church, which is currently top 10 at country radio. Combs’ previous single, “Even Though I’m Leaving,” spent three weeks at #1 at country radio, making it his seventh consecutive #1—a first on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. Adding to his groundbreaking year, Combs is nominated in three categories at the 2020 ACM Awards: Entertainer of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and Album of the year. Moreover, Combs’ triple Platinum debut album, This One’s For You, has now spent 50 non-consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart—tying the record for longest reign atop the chart—and was the most-streamed country album of 2019.
Miller Brewing Company was founded in 1855 by Frederick J. Miller when he purchased the Plank Road Brewery in Milwaukee, a city he chose as the best place for a brewery given its access to great water. Miller Lite, the original great-tasting light pilsner beer, (MillerLite.com, Facebook.com/MillerLite, @MillerLite on Twitter, YouTube.com/MillerLite) was introduced nationally in 1975 and is among the top-five selling beers in the United States. The brewery’s oldest enduring beer is Miller High Life (MillerHighLife.com, Facebook.com/MillerHighLife, @MillerHighLife on Twitter). Known as the Champagne of Beers, it was introduced in 1903 and still is brewed with the same yeast strain that Miller carried in his pocket from Germany. Miller Genuine Draft (MGD.com, Facebook.com/MillerGenuineDraft, @Miller_Global on Twitter), introduced in
1986, is the original cold-filtered, packaged draft beer.

Fellow Singer/Songwriters and Friends Remember and Mourn The Loss of Lyrical Legend John Prine

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Grammy Award winning, Songwriters Hall of Fame Member John Prine passed away at age 73 due to Covid-19. Some of his most legendary hits include, “Hello in There,” “Sam Stone,” “Angel From Montgomery” and “Paradise.” Prine used these masterpieces to highlight moments that the average mind grazed over with empathetic words and light-hearted lines. Writing for big industry names such as Johnny Cash, George Strait, Don Williams, the Everly Brothers, Carl Perkins and Bette Midler, all while being a singer, author, actor and record label owner, leaves Prine with one of the most renowned legacies in music history. Prine was not only a poetic prodigy, but a friend to many in the music and entertainment industry.

Fellow artists mourn the loss of their friend and share fond memories that have left them forever inspired by the timeless, John Prine.

“I have enjoyed John’s music for many years. He was a truly gifted man and he will be missed. My prayers go out to his family.” – Charley Pride

“All of The Oak Ridge Boys are saddened by the loss of John Prine. The man was a genius songwriter! I have been listening to his music and praying for him since he got sick and to be honest I didn’t really know John personally but my heart is heavy nonetheless.” – Joe Bonsall / Oak Ridge Boys

“Nashville has lost another legendary artist. John Prine will always be remembered for his great music. I will always remember John’s wonderful smile and how nice and caring he was. Sending lots of love to his family.” – Crystal Gayle

“So sad to see another great music legend leave us. My family sends prayers to John Prine’s family.” – Lee Greenwood

“John was a sweet genius who always had time for conversation with me and as a songwriter, he was untouchable.” – T. Graham Brown

“After having the honor of seeing John Prine on a few occasions, it was no secret how much he is loved and admired. I last saw him at the Marty Stuart Late Night Jam, and was fortunate to have a front row seat. I captured many great photos, and will cherish the photos as a wonderful memory of witnessing one of the greatest songwriters to walk God’s Earth.” – Rhonda Vincent

“I really feel like we’ve lost one of our generation’s great champions for living outside the senses.” – Lacy J. Dalton

John Prine was a treasure! He inspired every singer/songwriter who has ever lived. He has survived several health challenges and I was praying that he would survive this. There was only one John Prine. Everyone looked up to him and he will be missed by not only Nashville, but around the world. We love you, John.” – Deborah Allen

“I used to sing his song “Paradise” about Muhlenburg county during my shows in clubs. It was written about how the coal mines stripped away the vegetation and trees. He also wrote “Angel From Montgomery,” which was a hit by Bonnie Raitt. This is the kind of music that I have always loved. It was a touch of blues and a touch of pop. I have always loved his music and style. He was a leader in the “awareness” songs and was a huge influence in my life and my approach to music. You will be missed, John.” – Janie Fricke

“I first met John Prine in the 70’s backstage at the Grand Ole Opry.  He was perhaps one of the nicest guys I’ve ever had the honor to meet.  No star attitude whatsoever. He was just an average guy who loved words.  And he became one of the greatest wordsmiths of our time. His lyrics are pure poetry.  He never worried about making his songs commercial. He wrote from the heart and the gut.  Ironically I was in the studio last month and recorded one of his songs that I’ve loved for years called  “Blue Umbrella.” John would say in three minutes what an author would say in 256 pages. What a talent!” – Tim Atwood

“So sad to hear the passing of the legendary John Prine. One of the most influential songwriters of our time gone way too soon! His music will live on forever.” – J.D. Shelburne

John Prine was one of the most beloved and well-versed songwriters in the business, and his passing is a huge loss to songwriters and fans alike. The mark he made on the americana/folk/country music industry was remarkable – one that no one else could ever dream of accomplishing. His songwriting will be deeply missed, but even more than that is his infectious smile and sweet spirit. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of John’s family and friends, as well as all the fans he has made over the years. There will truly never be another John Prine.” – Paige King Johnson

 

Photo Credit: Variety 4/2020, Danny Clinch

Tailgate Fest Is Bigger & Better in Year 3!

In barely its third year, TailgateFest has already established itself as a premier festival for country music fans, throughout Southern California.  The festival which has, rightfully, been dubbed the #BestWeekendEver has successfully combined; great music lineups, mouth watering food, and the best part of a country festival… Tailgating.

During TailgateFest, attendees have options while watching the concert.  They can stand near the stage, just like any other festival, or they can keep partying from the bed of their trucks and enjoy the concert without ever having to leave the comfort of their vehicle.

Most of the TailgateFest attendees, that we have spoken with, mentioned that they enjoy being able to watch the concert from their vehicles, but almost to a person, each one has said that the best part of tailgating at TailgateFest, is the new friends they’ve made.  “This festival has a different feel to it” said Michelle, from Corona. “I became friends with the people we were parked next to during the first TailgateFest.  Now, we go out line dancing, to birthday parties and are really good friends.”

Since its inception in 2018, Alyson Richards and Melissa Carbone, the owners of TailgateFest, have had a vision of combining all of the great things that fans enjoy from music festivals.  These phenomenal women are recreating what music fans have come to expect from a festival.   The friends came up with the concept for TailgateFest, when they attended a music festival and had to stop enjoying themselves in the tailgating area, to go watch the concert.    “This is the Burning Man for the other 98%” said Alyson Richards. “Aside from a great lineup and amazing food.  We want country fans to enjoy interacting with each other and continue having a good time from their tailgating spot, when the artists take the stage.”

Alyson and Melissa’s approach has made TailgateFest, one the most fan-friendly festivals we’ve ever attended.  Last year, country artists were seen walking around the tailgating campgrounds interacting with fans and giving away Wyld Gear coolers.  Fans can also enjoy TailgateFest poolside with the Boots & Bikinis option.  This option allows fans to watch the concert from a pool, located steps away from the stage.  There are also RV Campsite options where up to 10 people can enjoy the comforts of an RV in between sets.

But wait there’s more…

This year TailgateFest will have another star studded lineup, which will include Dierks Bentley, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Justin Moore and TLC.  The festival will also have a new home, at Auto Club Speedway, in Fontana.  The new location will allow TailgateFest to offer a few more ticket options, which will give fans plenty of opotrunities to enjoy themselves, without breaking the bank.  Our personal favorite addition to TailgateFest tickets, is the pre-packed tailgating option.  This add-on allows you to select food, drinks, equipment and almost anything you’ll need for the weekend, without having to pack it into your vehicle.  You just show up to TailgateFest, pick up your order and set up your camping spot.  This is especially a great option for anyone with a smaller vehicle or a larger group.  It also takes the worry out of packing for the festival, because everything has already been done for you.

As of this article, TailgateFest will take place as scheduled, with health and security precautions, in place, to ensure the safety of all attendees.  But with all of the uncertainty that 2020 has brought us, so far, one thing we’re certain of, is that TailgateFest 2020 will DEFINITLY be an amazing experience.  Alyson, Melissa and all of the women & men at TailgateFest, are working hard to ensure the best experience is had by everyone in attendance and they hope you’ll join them to experience the #BestWeekendEver, for yourself. 

 

To get your TailgateFest tickets or for more info, visit www.LATailgateFest.com

 

   

 

 

 

 

Old Dominion set to Perform at Fantasy Springs

Old Dominion is set to return to the Coachella Valley this Friday, on their South West portion of their “Make It Sweet” Tour.  The band will be performing on Friday at 8pm at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.  The bandmates are no strangers to the city of Indio, since Old Dominion has performed at Stagecoach Country Music Festivala couple of times and left the audience wanting more.

The band was recently crowned Country Music Association (CMA) Vocal Group of the Year.  That honor, along with Matt Ramsey and Trevor Rosen being named 2019 Songwriter- Artists of the Year, has propelled the band to rockstar popularity, so it’s no surprise that tickets for this Friday’s show are sold out.

Although we’ve seen Old Dominion on stage several times, their shows are ALWAYS entertaining, high energy and SO MUCH FUN!!!  This Friday’s performance promises to be much of the same.

The band is scheduled to have Ryan Hurd as their opening act.  Ryan Hurd is an amazing artist and song writer in his own right with such hits as “Diamonds or Twine” and “To a T”.  Ryan Hurd is also the husband of country music superstar, Maren Morris.  The couple recently announced that they are expecting their first child.

Friday evening with Old Dominion promises to be a night of great music, amazing artists and LOTS of fun!  We hope to see you there!

For more info visit FantasySpringsResort.com

American Express & PGA Tour are Bringing Music Icons to the Desert

From January 15-19, American Express and the Professional Golf Association (PGA) tour will be hosting a golf tournament at PGA West in La Quinta, CA.  During the day spectators, fans and golf enthusiests will be able to watch some of the best golfers in the world, compete for millions of dollars in prize money.  On Friday and Saturday Night, their ticket will also allow them to attend a festival-style concert, featuring Rock & Roll legendary singer and songwriter Stevie Nicks, (Friday night) and on Saturday night country music superstar Luke Bryan.

Tickets are only $35 for Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and $50 for Friday and Saturday.  For more information and to buy tickets visit: www.TheAmexGolf.com

 

The following is from TheAmexGolf website:

La Quinta, CA – The American Express™ PGA TOUR golf event taking place January 15-19 in La Quinta, CA, announced today that rock and roll icon Stevie Nicks and country music star Luke Bryan will perform on Friday and Saturday evenings at PGA WEST following the golf tournament.

The event, which recently announced a new title sponsor in American Express®, will again provide fans with festival-style entertainment, bringing together amazing music, great local food and the world’s best golfers – all on one stage.

Kicking off the concert series on Friday night will be legendary rock and roll performer and songwriter, Stevie Nicks. Nicks’ work with Fleetwood Mac and her successful solo career resulted in her becoming the only female to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice – first in 1998 as a member of Fleetwood Mac and in 2019 as a solo artist. She has produced over forty top-50 hits and was named one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time by Rolling Stone in 2012.

Taking the stage on Saturday night is country music superstar Luke Bryan who has won more than 40 major awards including two Academy of Country Music and two Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year Awards. He has served as host of the ACM Awards five times, became an NSAI Artist/Songwriter of the Year and was named a CMT Artist of the Year six times. He has more certified digital singles than any other country artist, with 54 million tracks and 12.5 million albums with seven Billion music streams and has had 23 #1 singles, 12 of which he co-wrote.

“We are very excited to bring in two amazing rock and roll and country music artists to perform for our fans this year,” said Jeff Sanders, Executive Director of The American Express and President of the Golf Event Division of Lagardère Sports, the global company that promotes and operates the event. “American Express and the PGA TOUR are two of the most respected global brands coming together in the desert to provide our fans, sponsors and American Express Card Members one of the best fan experiences in sports while supporting many local charities.”

The American Express will be played at the iconic PGA WEST Stadium, PGA WEST Nicklaus and La Quinta Country Club courses, January 16-19. Phil Mickelson, the 44-time PGA TOUR winner and World Golf Hall of Famer, will serve as tournament host, competing against 155 of the best golfers in the world including defending champion Adam Long.

Daily event tickets are on sale now for just $35 for Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and $50 for Friday and Saturday. All tickets include admission to the PGA TOUR golf tournament and three on-course hospitality venues: the Albertsons Vons Pavilions Club 18, Casamigos Tequila Club 17 and Michelob Ultra Beers fore Birdies. Friday and Saturday tickets will also include admission to the concert after golf. There are no cover charges or upgraded tickets needed for admission to the on-course hospitality venues or to attend the concerts.

For more event information and to buy tickets please visit www.TheAmexGolf.com.

Ashley McBryde Announces 2020 Tour

CMA’S NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR ASHLEY McBRYDE ANNOUNCES ONE NIGHT STANDARDS TOUR 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In 2017 The Washington Post noted Ashley McBryde’s “blue-collar storytelling and straightforward singing set her apart” and NPR’s World Cafe opined, “after a decade of being the best unknown performer in those dive bars, it’s all paying off.” Fast-forward to March 2018, The New York Times dubbed Girl Going Nowhere a “vivid and accomplished major-label debut,” later including it on the year’s ‘best of,’ and in April the Los Angeles Times raved McBryde “is making country music without a safety net.” Her album sparked appearances on CBS’ coveted Saturday morning stage (later garnering an Emmy nomination for the performance),The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Seth Meyers and more. It was a whirlwind two years for the Arkansas native.

“After nearly a decade playing, driving to any gig I could, I don’t know how to describe it exactly, it just feltdifferent – like things were about to change,” reflects McBryde. “On the road, in writes around town … I didn’t know it could get any better than that. Well, I was wrong!”

In 2019 McBryde earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album and was named ACM New Female Artist of the Year, CMT’s Breakthrough Video of the Year winner and CMT Artists of the Year’s Breakout Artist of the Year, culminating with last week’s major win as the Country Music Association’s New Artist of the Year.

“I once had the pleasure of playing a tribute show for Mr. John Prine and the next day he shook my hand and he said, ‘you’re real good, you’re no Reba, but you’re real good.’” recalled McBryde as she accepted honor of CMA New Artist of the Year. “I cherish those little moments that are like that, that are truth and guidance from voices that we respect and admire. And I’m thankful for that and for this. And for the opportunity to step up. Thank you.”

Fans can see more of McBryde on her newly announced 2020 One Night Standards Tour.

McBryde’s 2020 One Night Standards Tour kicks off Thursday, January 30 at the Saturn in Birmingham, Alabama – and continues rocking until Thursday, April 23 at Floore’s Country Kitchen in Helotes, Texas. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 22 at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Ashley McBryde’s 2020 One Night Standards Tour announced dates are as follows:
January 30                   Saturn                                      Birmingham, AL
January 31                   The Lyric Oxford                    Oxford, MS
February 1                   Druid City Music Hall            Tuscaloosa, AL
February 28                 Georgia Theatre                      Athens, GA
February 29                 Variety Playhouse                   Atlanta, GA
March 7                       8 Seconds Saloon                    Indianapolis, IN
March 19                     Bourbon Theatre                     Lincoln, NE
March 21                     Majestic Theatre                     Madison, WI
March 28                     Soul Kitchen                           Mobile, AL
April 23                       Floore’s Country Kitchen       Helotes, TX

About Ashley McBryde
“One Night Standards,” produced by Jay Joyce, is the first taste of what’s to come from Ashley McBryde’s highly anticipated sophomore album for Warner Music Nashville. Since its release this fall the lead single has garnered over two million streams. Lauded by The New York Times as “an alluringly flexible singer, fluent in classic country, blues and Southern rock, with a voice that moves easily from tender to tough,” McBryde caught the attention of some of Nashville’s most raucous entertainers, landing her dates opening for Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs, Little Big Town and George Strait. Currently, she is on the road with Miranda Lambert’s all-female Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour for select dates alongside Elle King and Maren Morris. Earlier this year, the Arkansas native earned an ACM award for New Female Artist of the Year in addition to CMT’s Breakout Artist of the Year, as well as GRAMMY and Emmy nominations for performances around Girl Going Nowhere, and most recently received her first-ever CMA award for New Artist of the Year. For tour dates and more information, visit AshleyMcBryde.com or follow her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AshleyMcBryde, Instagram @ashleymcbryde and Twitter at @AshleyMcBryde.

Photo Credit:Katie Kauss