Ready for some goosebumps? Ashley McBryde’s performance of the “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” at the Grand Ole Opry is sure to leave you in awe.
McBryde is quickly gaining notoriety, thanks to her song “A Little Dive Bar In Dahlonega.” That tune quickly started climbing the iTunes charts this summer. But when she stepped into the hallowed circle at the Grand Ole Opry, she had another song in mind.
McBryde wrote “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” after a teacher told her to quit on her dreams of being a songwriter. Instead, McBryde persevered and moved from Arkansas to Nashville. And last month, she got a chance to play the song at one of music’s most cherished venues.
McBryde gets particularly emotional when she sings an ad-libbed line about that very moment. She has to take a moment, telling the crowd, “That’s a hard line.” Watch her performance and overwhelming crowd reaction below.
Talk about a great way to take hold of your own hopes and dreams. And for McBryde, there’s no better way to prove somebody wrong than sing the song they inspired on the Grand Ole Opry stage.
McBryde first moved to Nashville in 2007, picking up the hard path of biker bars and dives. And, as they say, it’s a 10-year town. McBryde eventually earned the ear of producer Jay Joyce.
In April, she got the chance to step on stage with Eric Church (another of Joyce’s artists), who introduced her as a “whiskey-drinking badass.”
Ashley McBryde currently working on her newest album with Joyce. And if it’s anything like 2016 EP Jalopies & Expensive Guitars, expect a lot of honesty and a little sass. McBryde is also touring with Brothers Osborne (another group that recently worked with Joyce), building on her already solid fan base.