In Nashville, you can find singers and songwriters on every street corner. Jason Aldean said it best in his “Crazy Town” song, “Everybody plays everybody sings.” So it’s easy to go unnoticed in Music City according to Ashley McBryde.
Ashley McBryde knows all too well what it’s like to get passed over in the country music capital of the world. So in a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, she sticks up for a fellow artist that’s underappreciated.
McBryde answers with, “Tyler Childers. He’s as country as a homemade sock, so there’s no reason he shouldn’t be played on country radio. He’s got the beard — the only thing missing is the ball cap.”
The article states that Nashville goes through various “phases” – like welcoming new artists and then an unwelcoming phase. McBryde believes the city’s in its welcoming phase right now but wasn’t when she arrived. She says, “When I first moved to Nashville, we weren’t. It was a hard nut to crack.”
Road to Stardom for Ashley McBryde
Ashley McBryde might not look like your typical country music artist. Covered in tattoos and dark, wild hair peppered with streaks of silver, doesn’t necessarily fit the country music artist “cookie-cutter mold.” McBryde released her first album independently in 2006, but it really took a decade for her to get noticed.
Working odds and end jobs, and playing whenever and wherever she could, the country rebel caught the eye of Eric Church. Once he started singing her praises, others started taking notice, too. A year later she released “Girl Going Nowhere,” the album that catapulted her to where she is today.
More About Tyler Childers
While Tyler Childers‘ name is known in the music world, it might not be as well known if you don’t follow this talented singer. Childers hasn’t quite reached the epitome of fame, but that’s not for a lack of trying. The Kentuckian consistently releases new music and even as recently as this year. His unique sound addresses the violent history of his home state, and his struggle to get sober, according to NPR.