Ashley McBryde Officially Sending “The Devil I Know” To Country Radio As Next Single

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Katie Kauss

Officially headed to country radio.

Ashley McBryde’s next single is “The Devil I Know,” the title track from her incredible 2023 album.

Written by Ashley along with Bobby Pinson and Jeremy Stover, the subject matter of the song is right in her usual wheelhouse, as she sings about doing what she wants and not worrying about what anyone else thinks.

She encourages the listener to “learn how to like” their brand of hurting, which is a neat little line that caught my ear immediately and I really love:

“A little outside of Elizabethtown
There’s a little bar where I’d sit down
And trade a couple country songs for Kentucky Bourbon
A little ol’ gal in the middle of the night
Learning how to love and learning how to fight
And learning how to like my brand of hurting”

Production-wise, it also has some really interesting and fun tempo changes, and a super catchy melody too. And it goes without saying at this point, but Ashley has such a unique and strong voice that I really don’t think she’s capable of producing a bad song.

Following up the fan-favorite “Light On In The Kitchen” as a single (which fizzled out in the low 20’s at radio), “The Devil I Know” definitely packs a bit more of a punch in terms of the production and message, and feels like quintessential Ashley.

I really hope it does well at radio, because Ashly is easily one of the best mainstream country artists in the game right now and deservers the recognition for her great and authentic music.

“The Devil I Know”

Ashley is currently on the road for her The Devil I Know tour, which runs through early June.

The Devil I Know Tour dates:

March 1 Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts# Boone, NC
March 2 Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium# Chattanooga, TN
March 15 The Van Buren^ Phoenix, AZ
March 16 Brooklyn Bowl^ Las Vegas, NV
March 17 The Magnolia^ El Cajon, CA
March 19 The Theatre at Ace Hotel^ Los Angeles, CA
March 20 The Fillmore^ San Francisco, CA
March 22 Hult Center for the Performing Arts^ Eugene, OR
March 23 Roseland Theater^ Portland, OR
March 25 The Commodore Ballroom^ Vancouver, BC
March 27 Stephens Performing Arts Center Pocatello, ID
March 28 Ogden Theatre ^ Denver, CO
April 3 Florida Theatre~ Jacksonville, FL
April 4 House of Blues Orlando~ Orlando, FL
April 19 Palace Theatre+ Louisville, KY
April 20 Tennessee Theatre+ Knoxville, TN
April 25 Rialto Square Theatre% Joliet, IL
April 26 The Factory% St. Louis, MO
May 2 House of Blues Houston+ Houston, TX
May 3 Billy Bob’s Texas Fort Worth, TX
May 9 Uptown Theater# Kansas City, MO
May 10 Choctaw Grand Theater Durant, OK
May 11 Stiefel Center for the Performing Arts# Salina, KS
May 30 Murat Theatre< Indianapolis, IN
May 31 The Fillmore< Detroit, MI
June 1 Goodyear Theater< Akron, OH
June 13 Paramount Theatre< Cedar Rapids, IA
June 15 The Astro< La Vista, NE

Support:
^ Kasey Tyndall
< Harper O’Neill
= Corey Kent
~ Meg McRee
# Will Jones
+ Bella White
% JD Clayton

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