Ashley was raised in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and resides in Jonesboro, Arkansas, where she is a senior music major at Arkansas State University.
Ashley began playing the mandolin at age four, and was given her first guitar at age nine. Three years later, she wrote her first song, Fight the Flames. Now, at age twenty-two, she has written hundreds of songs. Ashley has compiled her favorite songs and recorded them on her self-titled CD.
After playing her music live in the Memphis music scene for the past eight months, Ashley has developed quite a large following. With a combination of cover songs and original music, her fan base grows with each show. Ashley McBryde, who has the nickname of Ashley Guitar, started to e-mail her friends of her upcoming gigs. In only eight months, the list has grown from 30 to over 450 entries.
Her original lyrics and stage presence have attracted fans of all ages. Her CD features her playing the acoustic guitar and lyrics that paint a picture way beyond her years. Ashleys music can make people tear up, or light their eyes up with joy. Shes had people dancing when there was no dance floor and captivated the audiences attention when conversation once filled the room.
Her musical style is country with a touch of Alison Krauss tempo, Sarah McLachlans story telling, and Dwight Yoakams unique approach. Her voice is a mixture of Tammy Wynettes rasp and Terri Clarks strong vocal cords. With all thatAshley McBryde can wow you with her live performances.
Learn more about Ashley McBryde and listen to her music at www.ashleymcbryde.com