Ashley McBryde Releases “One Night Standards”; First New Music From Forthcoming Album

Fresh off of her CMA Awards “Best New Artist” nomination, the Warner Music Nashville artist delivers the first taste of her forthcoming sophomore album project for the label.

It’s been a whirlwind two years for Ashley McBryde. First she scores support from SiriusXM and then scores a record label deal with Warner Music Nashville and now, with a boatload of major award nominations and an ACM Award win (Best New Female Vocalist), she’s ready to extend the whirlwind with another album. It was in a dimly lit room at her Manager’s East Nashville office that McBryde first started working on what would become “One Night Standards.” The writer session featured frequent collaborator Nicolette Hayford (“A Little Dive Bar in Dalhonega”) and they kept coming back to “It ain’t somethin,’ I Wanna spend a lot of time in…I ain’t gonna stay for the weekend…” before noting “there’s something in the notion that not everything HAS TO last forever.”

Knowing they were working on something special, the duo took a break to walk and when they returned, “this time, Shane [McAnally] was with us and I joked, ‘You Know, hotel rooms…they only have one night stand for a reason. They’re one night stand-res.’ Shane and Nic’s eyes lit up, ‘Did you just say one night standards?’”

And a song with a classic country story was born:

It’s just a room key, you ain’t gotta lie to me
Can’t you just use me, like I’m using you
How it goes is, the bar closes
There’s no king bed covered in roses
Just a room, without a view
I don’t want a number you ain’t gonna answer
Let’s just stick to the one night standards

The song, “One Night Standards,” is the first taste of what to come and can be streamed and enjoyed on DSP’s now. The song finds McBryde once again working with Jay Joyce as the forthcoming album’s producer. The song features her touring band in the studio, including drummer Quinn Hill, bassist Chris Sancho, Matt Helmkamp on guitar (in addition to McBryde and Joyce) Chris Harris on backing vocals and acoustic guitar with Jay Joyce contributing keys and additional acoustic guitar. After closing her on string of tour dates, Ashley will join Miranda Lambert’s all-female Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars tour for select dates alongside Lambert, Maren Morris and Elle King.