Ashley McBryde’s sophomore album won’t arrive until sometime in 2020, but you can hear its lead single, “One Night Standards,” now.
The CMA New Artist of the Year nominee and her “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega” co-writer Nicollete Hayford had already come up with the lines “It ain’t somethin’ I wanna spend a lot of time in/I ain’t gonna stay for the weekend,” when they took a break and hit on the clever title.
“We had to walk away from it to give it a second to breathe,” Ashley explains. “When we got back… this time [writer] Shane [McAnally] was with us and I joked, ‘You know, hotel rooms...they only have one nightstand for a reason. They’re one night stand-ers.’”
“Shane and Nic’s eyes lit up. ‘Did you just say one night standards?’” she recalls.
“There’s no king bed covered in roses/Just a room without a view,” Ashley sings in the chorus. “I don’t want a number you ain’t gonna answer/Let’s just stick to the one night standards.”
You can stream or download “One Night Standards” now, or check out its concept video on YouTube.
In October, Ashley joins Miranda Lambert for her Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour.
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