Reigning ACM New Female Artist, CMA New Artist of the Year and 3x GRAMMY nominee Ashley McBryde releases follow-up Never Will today, Friday, April 3 on Warner Music Nashville.
“Even though you try to avoid pressure, you can’t because your second record has to prove that your first record was not a fluke,” McBryde says. “But if we thought too hard, we would have neutered ourselves and not taken some of the chances we wanted to take.”
“We have a tendency to be a rock band,” McBryde says. “If we’re going to have those rock tendencies in our sound, let’s don’t just do it a little bit. Dig into that, like you do in therapy. Let’s find out why we do that, and let’s do it on purpose.
“At first, I thought,I don’t know if all these songs go together,” she continued. “Then, when we laid them all down, I saw, oh yeah. They do. It’s called range. You’re a complete person. You don’t just make a rock record. You don’t just make a country record. You make your record.”
McBryde will perform an acoustic set this Saturday, April 4 at 7 p.m. CT on the Grand Ole Opry, kicking off its #UNBROKEN charitable campaign for the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. During this time, the Saturday Night Grand Ole Opry has returned to its original format as a live broadcast without a live audience.