For Ashley McBryde, nothing beats a Deadhorse

Warner Music NashvilleEven though "A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega" and "Girl Goin' Nowhere" helped Ashley McBryde win awards and get lots of attention, she's never had a top twenty hit -- until now, that is, with "One Night Standards."

The Arkansas native is quick to point out that one of the secrets of her success is her band Deadhorse, who tour with her and play on her albums.

"I think the difference is, you don't always get to have a relationship as an artist with the guys that you're playing with," Ashley tells ABC Audio. "I just always have. We've been together a long time, and I think the sound is different because we play together the way we feel about each other."

"We truly find joy in creating music together," she adds. "Even things that didn't turn out great and wound up not on the record, we still just find true joy in doing it."

On Ashley's new album Never Will, she and Deadhorse show off the diversity of their talents.

"There were some moments during the record that pushed bluegrass...they were so raw," she explains. "There's a lot of mandolin-driven stuff on there. And then there were moments that are wall-of-sound, guitar rock moments.

"And I thought maybe they don't belong in the same record together," Ashley admits. "But we put it all together, and it's just real rangy."

"I like that," she continues. "I like us covering a gamut of emotion. It really shows how much we've been able to grow as a band. And getting to cut [an album] with your band is a really, really special experience." 

On Never Will, check out "First Thing I Reach For" and "Velvet Red" to experience Ashley's bluegrass side. For the rock side, listen to the title track.

By Stephen Hubbard
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“This is one y’all haven’t ever heard yet,” the group revealed on social media, posting a 30-second clip of their new song along with a portion of the lyrics. Called “Everything to Lose,” the tune focuses on the early stages of a new relationship.

“Everything that you do is driving me crazy / Dancing and singing along and it’s catching my ear, catching my eye,” the song begins. “Think that it’s been long enough, girl, you know I ain’t playing / So let’s blow this popsicle stand, girl, and kiss it goodbye...”

“Everything to Lose” will be the first taste of previously unheard music from Old Dominion since May, when they dropped three older songs that they’d written for previous projects but that didn’t make the cut.

The band released their self-titled third album in October of last year. That project includes hits like “Make it Sweet” and “One Man Band.”

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This is one y'all haven't ever heard yet. #everythingtolose is out tonight. #previouslyunreleased pic.twitter.com/L7kiYjHsk0

— Old Dominion (@OldDominion) July 2, 2020