And Ashley McBryde released a beautiful song today about that special place that, no matter where you come from, you can always go back to when life gets tough.
Her next single at country radio “Light On In The Kitchen” was written by Ashley along with Connie Harrington and Jessi Alexander, and she says it was inspired by all the women in each of their lives who were always there for them and made sure they had somewhere to go:
“When I tell someone there’s a ‘Light On In The Kitchen’ for them, to me it means you’re thinking of them, even if they’re not coming home that night.
While writing this, we were all able to look back and remember the women in our lives who comforted us, gave us advice and made sure we knew we had a place to go.
Writing this song showed me how necessary that simple comfort had been.”
She added that the most important women in her life, like her mom, still leave a light on in the kitchen for her to this day:
“I sent it to the important women in my life, and they reminded me that they still leave the kitchen light on for me, just like when I was growing up.
Knowing someone, somewhere is thinking of you in that way can get you through a lot. And it’s a bonus that now we get to say, ‘I love you’ or ‘I’m thinking of you’ by saying ‘The light’s on for ya.”
It will be Ashley’s next single at country radio, and hopefully, an official album announcement won’t follow too far behind.
She released her last solo studio album Never Will in 2020, and most recently put out a fantastic collaborative concept project called Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindevillelast September, which was nominated for a Grammy at this years award show in the Best Country Album category (though Willie Nelson ultimately took home the award).
Ashley is also fresh off her first Grammy win for Best Country Duo/Group Performance with Carly Pearce for their duet “Never Wanted To Be That Girl,” and in the post-win press rounds, Ashley also spilled that new music is already coming soon:
“It’s time to release new music, And I know we just released ‘Lindeville’ back in September, but it’s time.
So there’s a new single coming at the end of February. More music right, ‘cuz what have I done for you lately? Let’s do some more stuff.”
The thought of home is a comforting idea for a lot of us, and knowing that someone’s thinking about you enough to leave a light on for you is a simple gesture that never fails to make you feel comforted and loved… even if you aren’t actually there.
Ashley McBryde just does not miss, and she nailed it once again with “Light On In The Kitchen”:
Ashley McBryde upcoming tour dates:
Feb. 24 TempleLive Fort Smith Fort Smith, Ark.
Feb. 25 First Financial Music Hall El Dorado, Ark.
March 8 The Cove at River Spirit Casino Resort Tulsa, Okla.
March 9 NRG Park Houston, Texas
March 11 Grand Ole Opry House Nashville, Tenn.
April 1 Country Thunder Arizona 2023 Florence, Ariz.
Aril 15 Isleta Resort & Casino Albuquerque, N.M.
April 16 Ector Theatre Odessa, Texas
April 21 River Center Theatre Baton Rouge, La.
April 22 The Crawfish Music Festival 2023 Biloxi, Miss.
April 28 Double Decker Arts Festival 2023 Oxford, Miss.
April 29 Paramount Center for the Arts Bristol, Tenn.
April 30 EKU Center for the Arts Richmond, Ky.
May 12 Choctaw Grand Theater Durant, Okla.
May 13 Cook’s Garage Lubbock, Texas
May 16 Grand Ole Opry House Nashville, Tenn.
May 18 American Music Theatre Lancaster, Pa.
May 19 Newton Theatre Newton, N.J.
May 20 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton Beach, N.H.
May 21 Bottle & Cork Dewey Beach, Del.
May 28 Fairplex Pomona, Calif.
June 2-4 BackCountry Festival 2023 Gardnerville, Nev.
June 17 Morgan County Fairgrounds Martinsville, Ind.
June 22 Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center for the Paducah, Ky.
June 23 Pine Knob Music Center Clarkston, Mich.
June 24 Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
June 29 Credit One Stadium Charleston, S.C.
July 8 Hodag Country Festival 2023 Rhinelander, Wis.
July 20-23 Country Thunder Wisconsin 2023 Twin Lakes, Wis.
July 22 Ionia Free Fair Fairgrounds Ionia, Mich.
July 27-29 Headwaters Country Jam 2023 Cardwell, Mont.
Aug. 4 Oregon Jamboree Music Festival 2023 Sweet Home, Ore.
Aug. 6 Big Valley Jamboree 2023 Camrose, Alberta
Aug. 11 Jiffy Lube Live Bristow, Va.
Aug. 12 Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater Virginia Beach, Va.
Aug. 19 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Maryland Heights, Mo.
Aug. 25 CHI Health Center Omaha Omaha, Neb.
Aug. 26 T-Mobile Center Kansas City, Mo.
Sept. 19 Paycom Center Oklahoma City, Okla.
Sept. 21 Germania Insurance Amphitheater Austin, Texas