ESCANABA, Mich. (WZMQ) – Grammy, CMA, and ACM Award-winning country artist Ashley McBryde will perform at the U.P. State Fair on Thursday, August 17.
McBryde began her career playing country songs in rural biker bars–and it shows. The Grand Ole Opry member’s 2018 Warner Music Nashville debut Girl Going Nowhere received positive reviews from major publications including The New York Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, and The Washington Post. Girl Going Nowhere was then nominated for Best Country Album at the Grammy Awards.
McBryde closed out 2019 with the honors of ACM New Female Artist, CMT Breakout Artist, CMA New Artist of the Year, and two nominations for the 2020 Grammys for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance. Her follow-up album Never Will was named one of the most anticipated of the year by Rolling Stone, as well as NPR. NPR also ranked her Top 10 RIAA Platinum-Certified single “One Night Standards” as one of the best songs of 2019.
Never Will earned McBryde a 2021 Grammy nomination for Best Country Album, making it the only album nominated for Country Album of the Year by the ACMS, CMAs, and the Recording Academy in the same award season. Her Grammy-winning duet with Carly Pearce, “Never Wanted To Be That Girl,” reached No. 1. McBryde and Pearce were awarded Musical Event of the Year at the ACM and CMA Awards. McBryde was also honored with the 2022 CMA International Artist Achievement Award for the most significant creative growth, development, and promotion of the country music industry outside of the U.S.
Gold Circle Tickets for Ashley McBryde’s grandstand performance at 8:00 p.m. on August 17 go on sale on July 3 at 10:00 a.m. They are available for $15 here. General seating for all grandstand performances is free with admission to the fair. To purchase advance U.P. State Fair admission, click here.
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