Not bad for a "Girl Going Nowhere": The ironic origins of Ashley McBryde’s debut album

Warner Music NashvilleNewcomer Ashley McBryde’s Warner Nashville debut, Girl Going Nowhere, is set to arrive March 30.

The album takes its title from a track the Arkansas native performed during her Grand Ole Opry debut, one inspired by a bad experience in high school algebra class.

“…We were going around the room saying what we wanted to do when we grew up,” Ashley recalls. “When it got to me, I said, ‘I’m going to move to Nashville and write songs, and they’re going to be on the radio.’ The teacher looked at me and said, ‘That won’t happen and you better have a good backup plan.’”

“It didn’t put the fire out, it just added to it,” the “Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega” hitmaker explains.

Girl Going Nowhere’s lead single is one of four tracks available to stream or download now, including the just-released “American Scandal.” You can check out the song’s new music video on YouTube.

Ashley’s set to make her TV debut Tuesday when she plays Late Night with Seth Meyers, which airs at 12:35 a.m. ET on NBC. From there, she hits the road with Luke Combs on his Don’t Tempt Me with a Good Time Tour, while also squeezing in some March dates on Miranda Lambert’s Livin’ Like Hippies World Tour. 

Here’s the complete track listing for Ashley McBryde’s Girl Going Nowhere:

“Girl Goin’ Nowhere”
“American Scandal”
“Southern Babylon”
“The Jacket”
“Livin’ Next to Leroy”
“A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega”
“Andy (I Can’t Live Without You)”
“El Dorado”
“Tired of Being Happy”
“Home Sweet Highway”

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