On This Date: Ashley McBryde Released Her Country Masterpiece, ‘Girl Going Nowhere,’ In 2018

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Talk about a modern day, timeless country album.

On this date in 2018, Ashley McBryde released her third studio album, and major label debut, Girl Going Nowhere.

It produced three radio singles in “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega,” “Radioland,” along with the album’s stunning title track, and the record was later nominated for Country Album of the Year at the 2019 Grammy Awards (which she ultimately lost to Kacey Musgraves with Golden Hour).

And in honor of today, Ashley shared a sweet post saying the way it changed her life “continues to amaze me,” and thanking fans for taking “this girl goin’ nowhere all over the planet”:

“Happy 5 years! Life changed for us on this day 5 years ago. It continues to amaze me every step of the way.

Thank you for taking this girl goin nowhere all over the PLANET. Thank you for embracing this record and in doing so, embracing US into this beautiful life of country music. @jeremybusseymusic, thank you for writing this song with me.

I’ll never forget walking into the building that day all a mess. And meeting a man that would change the course of life as I knew it.”

How can you not love Ashley McBryde? She’s just so damn cool and down to earth… badass is actually the word that comes to mind first whenever I think about her, though:

Since this release, Ashley has been propelled to the forefront of mainstream country, and put out two more stellar albums in Never Will (2020) and her concept album Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville last year.

She also since won a Grammy for her duet with Carly Pearce “Never Want To Be That Girl,” and has been teasing that another album is coming soon, so stay tuned for more there…

A co-writer on every single song from Girl Goin’ Nowhere, the album is a perfect product of everything Ashley is as an artist, and a woman, and it’s easy to see how she captured the hearts of fans everywhere with the honesty and authenticity of this project.

Not bad for a girl goin’ nowhere, aimirite…

Make sure you give these a spin today, I know I will:

“Girl Goin’ Nowhere”

“A Little Dive Bar In Dahlonega”

“The Jacket”

“American Scandal”

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