Ashley McBryde's “The Devil I Know” Arrives as the GRAMMY Winner Teases New Album for Fall

Feature Photo Credit: Katie Kauss





New Track Follows Critically Acclaimed Chart-Climbing Single
“Light On In The Kitchen”
Returns to Grand Ole Opry Stage April 11 +
Tickets On Sale for Spring/Summer Tour at


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As Billboard once noted, “Whether she’s embracing traditional country or southern rock or something in between, Ashley McBryde infuses her songs with authenticity.” With today’s release via Warner Music Nashville, the GRAMMY award winner takes “something in between” and “authenticity” to yet another level with “The Devil I Know.” Listen to the new song HERE.
“We’re always hearing something from somebody who thinks they know what’s best for us,” shares McBryde. “Lose weight, your hair’s too curly, change this, change that. Things just seem to go better when you trust your own lens to see what’s good for you.”

Written by McBryde with Jeremy Stover and Bobby Pinson, “The Devil I Know” opens with peppy finger-strummed acoustic as the Arkansas-native lilts through the first verse before exploding into a vigorous drum blast and distortion heavy guitars ahead of the nearly acapella chorus, save for rhythmic hand clapping and harmonics:

     Momma says get my ass my to church
     Daddy says get my ass to work
     Doctor says I gotta give up on these smokes
     Everybody’s got something to say
     About how I gotta change my ways,
     Well, I got something to say of my own
     Hell, there’s hell everywhere I go
     So I’m sticking with the devil I know

McBryde’s current chart-climbing single “Light On In The Kitchen” debuted to critical acclaim with The New York Times praising, “Ashley McBryde maintains her position as country’s most down-to-earth songwriter,” while Rolling Stone observes, “With its gentle, brushed drums and light shadings of mandolin, it’s a delicate ballad that feels ready for radio and the Grand Ole Opry stage but comes with mountains of good advice.”

Earlier this week, the CMT Music Awards saw her join Wynonna for a performance of Foreigner’s 1984 hit “I Want to Know What Love Is,” as Billboard boasts, “the ultimate country vocal powerhouses came together for a jaw-dropping duet.” The Arkansas native also gave a stirring performance of “Light On In The Kitchen,” which aired during the extended cut of the show.
Next week, McBryde will return to the Grand Ole Opry before heading back out on the road throughout the spring and summer for a slew of headlining shows and tour dates with Eric Church and Jelly Roll. For additional details and to purchase tickets  HERE


Ashley McBryde Upcoming Tour Dates
April 11           Grand Ole Opry                                                          Nashville, Tenn.
April 14           Country Thunder Arizona                                           Florence, Ariz.
April 15           Isleta Resort & Casino                                                Albuquerque, N.M.
April 16           Ector Theatre                                                              Odessa, Texas
April 21           River Center Theatre                                                  Baton Rouge, La.
April 22           The Crawfish Music Festival 2023                            Biloxi, Miss.
April 28           Double Decker Arts Festival 2023                             Oxford, Miss.
April 29           Paramount Center for the Arts                                    Bristol, Tenn.
April 30           EKU Center for the Arts                                             Richmond, Ky.
May 12            Choctaw Grand Theater                                              Durant, Okla.
May 13            Cook’s Garage                                                            Lubbock, Texas
May 16            Grand Ole Opry House                                               Nashville, Tenn.
May 18            American Music Theatre                                            Lancaster, Pa.
May 19            Newton Theatre                                                          Newton, N.J.
May 20            Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom                              Hampton Beach, N.H.
May 21            Bottle & Cork                                                             Dewey Beach, Del.
May 28            Fairplex                                                                       Pomona, Calif.
May 31            Golden State Theatre                                                  Monterey, Calif.
June 1              Cascade Theatre                                                         Redding, Calif.
June 2-4          BackCountry Festival 2023                                        Gardnerville, Nev.
June 9              Peoria Riverfront                                                        Peoria, Ill.
June 11            CMA Fest – Nissan Stadium                                      Nashville, Tenn.
June 17            Morgan County Fairgrounds                                      Martinsville, Ind.
June 22            Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center for the              Paducah, Ky.
                        Performing Arts
June 23            Pine Knob Music Center                                            Clarkston, Mich.
June 24            Blossom Music Center                                               Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
June 29            Credit One Stadium                                                    Charleston, S.C.
July 7              Wenonah Park                                                             Bay City, Mich.
July 8              Hodag Country Festival 2023                                     Rhinelander, Wis.
July 14            Green Valley Ranch Backyard Amphitheater             Henderson, Nev.
July 20-23       Country Thunder Wisconsin 2023                              Twin Lakes, Wis.
July 22            Ionia Free Fair Fairgrounds                                        Ionia, Mich.
July 27-29       Headwaters Country Jam 2023                                   Cardwell, Mont.
Aug. 4             Oregon Jamboree Music Festival 2023                      Sweet Home, Ore.
Aug. 6             Big Valley Jamboree 2023                                          Camrose, Alberta
Aug. 11           Jiffy Lube Live                                                           Bristow, Va.
Aug. 12           Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater              Virginia Beach, Va.
Aug. 19           Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre                               Maryland Heights, Mo.
Aug. 25           CHI Health Center Omaha                                         Omaha, Neb.
Aug. 26           T-Mobile Center                                                         Kansas City, Mo.
Sept. 19           Paycom Center                                                           Oklahoma City, Okla.
Sept. 21           Germania Insurance Amphitheater                             Austin, Texas
Sept. 24           Pilgrimage Festival 2023                                            Franklin, Tenn.
Oct. 19            Gordy’s Hwy30 Music Fest 2023                               Fort Worth, Texas


Photo Credit: Katie Kauss

About Ashley McBryde
GRAMMY, CMA and ACM award winner Ashley McBryde cut her teeth playing country songs in biker bars – and it shows. The Grand Ole Opry member’s 2018 major label debut Girl Going Nowhere (Warner Music Nashville) charmed The New York TimesNPRRolling Stone, Paste, The Washington Post and more, all en route to landing a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album. McBryde closed out 2019 with ACM New Female Artist, CMT Breakout Artist, a New Artist of the Year win at the 53rd Annual CMA Awards and two nominations for the 2020 GRAMMYs for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance for “Girl Goin’ Nowhere.” Her follow-up Never Will was tagged by Rolling Stone as one of the most anticipated of the year alongside NPR, who also ranked her Top 10 RIAA Platinum-Certified single “One Night Standards” as one of the best songs of 2019. The album earned McBryde a 2021 GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album, making Never Will 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,” went all the way to No. 1 and earned McBryde and Pearce the ACM and CMA award for Musical Event of the Year. 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 United States. Her collaborative project Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville featuring Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark, Pillbox Patti, Caylee Hammack, Aaron Raitiere and Benjy Davis earned McBryde her third consecutive GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album, making her a six-time GRAMMY nominee. Upon its release, Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville garnered applause from The New York Times, NPR, Variety, Vulture, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Billboard and Stereogum, among many more. Her latest chart-climbing single “Light On In The Kitchen” is available everywhere now. McBryde will embark on a run of additional headlining shows, festivals, three dates with Eric Church on The Outsiders Revival Tour and seven shows with Jelly Roll this spring and summer. 

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