Ashley McBryde on Her Grammy Nomination: ‘Excited Isn’t a Big Enough Word’

by Quentin Blount
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Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Ashley McBryde is excited about being nominated for the honor once again.

McBryde is being nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Country Album. Her second major-label album Never Will, produced by Jay Joyce, is the album up for nomination. McBryde’s album will be up against a group that includes Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town, among others. 

Never Will released back on November 3 and is the follow-up to McBryde’s Grammy-nominated debut album Girl Going Nowhere.

And while McBryde seems very excited about the honor, she says that excited may not be enough to explain her emotions.

“Wow, what a STACKED category!! Congratulations to my fellow nominees!” McBryde wrote on Twitter. “Excited isn’t a big enough word for this feeling. Thank you, @RecordingAcad! #GRAMMYs

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The 37-year-old is a native of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. McBryde had a long road before her full-length debut Girl Going Nowhere saw its release on March 30, 2018.

And while it may have been tempting to try to recreate the success of her previous album, McBryde moved forward with Never Will to show off her range of style and personality.

“Of course there’s pressure because you have to prove with the second record that the first one wasn’t a fluke,” she admits in an interview with Sounds Like Nashville. “But we didn’t go into it like, ‘Okay, we’ve got to earn another Grammy nomination’ or anything like that. We decided to go in as a band that has a lot of rock and roll tendencies, a lot of blues tendencies and a lot of bluegrass tendencies. We just decided to do everything that we kind of leaned towards louder and on purpose.”

In addition to landing a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album in 2019, McBryde was the recipient of the Best New Artist, ACM New Female Artist and CMT Breakout Artist of the Year Awards at the CMAs. Further, she earned two more Grammy nominations in 2020— Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance for “Girl Goin’ Nowhere.”

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