Ashley McBryde Was the Talk of the Town at the Ryman With Special Guests

Ashley McBryde Was the Talk of the Town at the Ryman With Special Guests

Ashley McBryde‘s This Town Talks tour completed a 3-show stop at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN this past weekend.

Taking the stage of the mother church of country music, Ashley set the rules for what the fans could expect, “It’s a beautiful night for country music. Here’s what you’re gonna experience: some country songs, some rock songs; some happy ones, maybe some sad ones; some slow ones, some fast ones and some half-ass ones.” Then she added, “Let’s get on with it!”

On Thursday night, the first of the 3 shows, Ashley had a very special guest come out for a song – reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Eric Church!

Eric came out to join Ashley on a performance of the Allman Brothers Band’s classic, “Midnight Rider.”

Ashley also had the show’s opening act Lainey Wilson, return to the stage. As she bought her back out Ashley said, “How about a nice round of applause for our sister, we’re so proud to have her!”

The pair then sang “When Will I Be Loved” – which was made famous by Linda Ronstadt and The Everly Brothers.   

At the end of the night Ashley remined the crowd, “You didn’t show up to the Ryman Auditorium tonight because we were going to be here, we showed up tonight because you were going to be here.”

Ashley’s This Town Talks tour will continue with dates through the rest of 2021, then into January 2022.

Aug. 27, 2021             Ryman Auditorium w/ Caylee Hammack       Nashville, Tenn.
Aug. 28, 2021             Ryman Auditorium w/ Caitlyn Smith             Nashville, Tenn.
Sept. 2, 2021               The Pageant                                                    St. Louis, Mo.+
Sept. 3, 2021               Bogart’s                                                          Cincinnati, Ohio+
Sept. 16, 2021             The Sylvee                                                      Madison, Wis.^
Sept. 22, 2021             The Wilma                                                      Missoula, Mont.~
Sept. 23, 2021             Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox                Spokane, Wash.~
Sept. 25, 2021             Showbox                                                         Seattle, Wash.~
Sept. 26, 2021             Roseland Theater                                            Portland, Ore.~
Sept. 29, 2021             Ace of Spades                                                 Sacramento, Calif.~
Oct. 3, 2021                House of Blues                                               San Diego, Calif.+
Oct. 5, 2021                The Wiltern                                                     Los Angeles, Calif.+
Oct. 13, 2021              Ogden Theatre                                                Denver, Colo.~
Nov. 12, 2021             The Eastern                                                     Atlanta, Ga.+
Nov. 13, 2021             Tivoli Theatre                                                 Chattanooga, Tenn.+
Nov. 14, 2021             The Fillmore Charlotte                                   Charlotte, N.C.+
Dec. 8, 2021                Riviera Theater                                              Chicago, Ill.+
Dec. 11, 2021  `           Mississippi Moon Bar                                    Dubuque, Iowa+
Dec. 12, 2021              Egyptian Room at Old National Centre         Indianapolis, Ind.+
Jan. 6, 2022                 Brown Theatre                                                Louisville, Ky.+
Jan. 7, 2022                 Roxian Theatre                                               Pittsburgh, Pa.+
Jan. 8, 2022                 The National                                                   Richmond, Va.+
Jan. 13, 2022               20 Monroe Live                                              Grand Rapids, Mich.*
Jan. 14, 2022               The Fillmore                                                   Detroit, Mich.*
Jan. 15, 2022               Agora Theater                                                 Cleveland, Ohio#
*Morgan Wade as support | ^Adam Hambrick as support | +Priscilla Block as support |
~Ray Fulcher as support | #Support to be announced

Watch this compilation video of pivotal performance moments captured around Ashley McBryde’s song “Girl Goin’ Nowhere”

Headline Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs

Additional Photos Credit: Katie Kauss

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter