Dubbed by Rolling Stone as “an Arkansas red-clay badass, with the swagger of Hank Jr. and the songwriting of Miranda Lambert,” Ashley McBryde will be performing LIVE here at Denver Downs Farm during Operation Music Fest, a two day concert featuring an awesome twenty-one band lineup.
Ashley’s first EP, the self-released 2016 Jalopies and Expensive Guitars was just a taste of what she can do, and, on her full-length debut, she melds her songwriting chops with the vision of producer Jay Joyce, peppering her tales with a touch of guitar-driven rock fury. McBryde isn’t afraid to tell the truth, get raw and real and use the spirits of country, folk and rock when it serves her greater purpose. And that’s to tell the stories that shake us, make us and tell us a little more about what it’s like to be human.
“I hear the crowd, I look around, and I can’t find one empty chair. Not bad for a girl going nowhere” sings Ashley McBryde on “Girl Goin’ Nowhere,” the seminal title track from debut LP. They’re words built from experience: over the course of her life, McBryde’s been finding her own way to fill those seats and sway those hearts since the very first time her teacher told her that her dreams of writing songs in Nashville would never see the light of day. Every time she was brought down, she persevered; trusting her timeless tone and keen, unwavering eye for the truth. It paid off. In 2017, Eric Church brought her on stage and called her a “whiskey-drinking badass,” confessing that he’s a massive fan. The rest of the world is quickly catching on, too.
Operation Music Fest – August 30 & 31
The two day festival will offer Country & Rock music from some of the biggest artists in the business, from today and yesterday. The festival is brought to you by one of the founders of Operation Rock Fest and his partners and hosted at Denver Downs Farm in Anderson, South Carolina. All ages welcome. Get more info on the Operation Music Fest website!