Opening Act: Meg McRee
GRAMMY, CMA and ACM award winner Ashley McBryde cut her teeth playing country songs in rural 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 Times, NPR, Rolling 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.
About opening act Meg McRee:
Meg McRee was validated as more than a driven idealist with the signing of her first publishing deal at “Hang Your Hat”, a creative joint venture with Concord Music Publishing and hit-songwriter Hillary Lindsey. Since, she has had songs cut by Grace Potter, Elle King, Caylee Hammack, Paul Cauthen, Carter Faith, Ben Chapman and others. Meg has released four tracks off her forthcoming debut project as a songwriter-turned-artist with early support from playlists such as Apple Music’s Southern Craft, Spotify’s Indigo and Fresh Finds, and Amazon Music’s Emerging Americana. McRee co-wrote the most recent groove-driven release “Tried & True” with tour mate Lainey Wilson, alongside songwriter/artist Harper O’Neill, and producer Andrew Petroff, painting a vivid picture of the feelings that go hand-in-hand with a love that is true, despite being tested time and time again. Her first full album “Is It Just Me?”, an album founded upon pleasantly unpredictable melodies, inquisition, and warm-hearted poetry that will make your feelings make sense, is slated for release in March 2023.
Thursday, June 1st 2023 - 7:30 PM | Cascade Theatre
- High Energy Show:
- Standing or dancing is likely.
- The balcony affords the best visibility for those who wish to remain seated.