Ashley McBride is an American country music singer. Country music is a particular musical genre that originated from the blues, church music that may include southern gospel and spiritual, and American folk music forms. Ashley is also a songwriter. Between 2006 and 2011, McBride released a pair of self-released albums. In the year 2017, she released her debut single “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega” for the first time.
Ashley McBride’s Early Life and Education
Ashley was born on July 29, 1983 in Saddle, Arkansas. He spent his childhood days in Arkansas. She later moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a music career.
In an interview, she said that during her childhood days, she led a very strict life as her father was a preacher. He was interested in music since childhood. Often she played her father’s guitar, although her family had bought her a new guitar.
McBride sang her first song at the age of 12 and wanted to become a singer and songwriter. She accompanied her mother to the Bluegrass Festival, where she was further inspired to start her music career.
McBride attended Arkansas State University where he began studying French Horn. Ashley once recalled in an interview that she was quite disinterested in her studies. So his professor encouraged him to drop out of college and start his musical journey.
In her early life, Ashley began performing regularly at various clubs based in nearby Memphis, Tennessee. Later in the year 2006, she released an eponymous demo album. To continue her musical journey, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee.
She started working with a band called Deadhorse and started working on any shows she had to attend. She performed in various famous venues like “Biker Bar”, “Hangouts”. To sustain his daily expenses, he started working in a day job at Guitar Center. In 2009 and 2010, he topped the annual Country Showdown talent competition. In addition, it won Tennessee’s statewide “Battle of the Bands” contest.
Again in 2011, she released her second demo album titled Elsebound by herself. She began performing in various countries, where she, like other famous artists such as Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton and Chris Cagle, was performing in an open concert.
In the year 2016, he released the extended play (EP) “Jalopees and Expansive Guitars”. To work with Disco, she changed her appearance like straightening her hair and so on. His performance on “Bible & A.44” has gone viral which led to him receiving invitations to more concerts.
In September 2017, McBride signed a recording contract with the Warner Music Nashville label with the support of Chris Lacey (Vice President of Warner Music Nashville).
For the first time in 2017, McBride’s debut single titled “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega” was released by Warner Music. Soon after its release, the track became the most downloaded track of the year, ranking high on iTunes. In addition, the song peaked at number 30 on both Billboard’s Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs charts. The song became so popular with the public that it was named “One of the 54 Best Songs of 2017” by The New York Times and “One of the Top 25 Best Country Songs of 2017” by Rolling Stone.
A year later in March 2018, her studio album “Girl Going Nowhere” was released under the banner of Warner Music. His voice and singing techniques were highly appreciated by critics across the country. The album later spawned the title track as a single, which charted in the Top 40 of Country Airplay.
For the first time, McBride made an appearance at the Grand Ole Opry in the year 2017, which earned her a Grammy Award nomination. McBride won the Academy of Country Music’s “New Female Artist of the Year” award. He later won the Country Music Association’s “New Artist of the Year” award.
In the year 2019, he teamed up with George Strait and Little Big Town on several concert dates. Ashley’s other single titled “One Night Standards” became her first top 20 single on the Billboard Country Airplay and Country Songs charts. In April 2020, his second studio album “Never Will” was released.
This second studio album and lead single prompted McBride to receive more nominations from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. She was planning a live concert, but the COVID-19 pandemic stopped her from doing so. So she released a live EP called “Never Will: Live From a Distance”. In September 2021, she collaborated with Carly Pearce on the duet “Never Wanted to Be That Girl”.
Ashley’s musical styles were rock, bluegrass, country pop and country rock. When asked about the influencers who inspired Ashley during her musical journey, she named Mary Chapin Carpenter, Charlie Daniels, Patty Lovelace, Dolly Parton and Hank Williams.
family and background
Ashley’s parents William C. McBride, Martha A. Wilkins is. She grew up alongside her siblings William Clayton McBride Jr. and Aubry McBride. His brother passed away in 2018 at the age of 53.
Ashley had to postpone some of her concerts in September 2021 after she fell from a horse and suffered a serious head injury and had to undergo a minor operation on her skull.
Relationship status and marital status
Ashley McBride is currently single and has not married anyone.
Ashley McBride stands at 5 feet 3 inches (152.4 cm) over her height and weighs around 62 kg (137 lb). She is very conscious about her physical appearance. She mentioned that she follows a strict diet.
She has blue eyes and she is fair.
Ashley McBride net worth
As per reports, she has a net worth of $1 million to $5 million.
|Date of birth||29 July 1983|
|birth place||Waldron, Arkansas|
|height||5 feet 3 inches|
|wife husband||not known|
|net worth||USD 5 million (approx)|
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