Ashley McBryde delivered a wonderful debut performance at the Iowa State Fair on August 13th.
Ashley released her major-label debut album, Girl Going Nowhere, in March of 2018. Throughout her performance at the Iowa State Fair you got to experince the work she's put into her career and the setbacks she's had to face to get to where she is today.
Personally, the moment that stood out to me the most was her original song, "Fat and Famous", which was off her independent album "Jalopies & Expensive Guitars'.
Throughout the whole show, Ashley had the fans tugging on their heart with the emotion, heartbreak, fear, confidence, plus many more.
About the Iowa State Fair:
The internationally acclaimed Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines is Iowa’s great celebration, a salute to the state’s best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. It is the true heartbeat of the Midwest, unequaled and unduplicated.
The Iowa State Fair, the inspiration for the original novel “State Fair” by Iowan Phil Stong, three motion pictures and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway musical, is without a doubt the country’s most famous state fair.
National media frequently rank the Fair as one of the top events in the country. In 2004, USA Weekendnamed the event the #2 choice for summer fun in America, topping New York City’s Times Square, Cedar Point Amusement Park Resort in Ohio and Disneyland in California. Midwest Living magazine named the Fair one of the “Top 30 Things Every Midwesterner Should Experience.” The Fair is also included in the New York Times best-selling travel book 1000 Places to See Before You Die and the subsequent travel book, 1,000 Places to See in the U.S.A. and Canada Before you Die.