Ashley McBryde Ain’t a ‘Girl Goin’ Nowhere’ During 2019 ACM Awards Performance
Ashley McBryde proved that she's a girl goin' somewhere at the 2019 ACM Awards on Sunday night (April 7). The rising star performed her newest single, "Girl Goin' Nowhere," during the awards ceremony in Las Vegas, Nev.
McBryde gave a stirring performance under the spotlight, with just an acoustic guitar and microphone in front of her. Though she's currently suffering a stomach bug (as she told her Instagram followers on Sunday afternoon), there were no signs of it as she had the audience and viewers at home fighting back tears with her inspirational album.
During the final verse, McBryde changed the line "I need to thank my daddy" to "I need to thank my momma." She received a much-deserved standing ovation for a perfect performance.
"Girl Goin' Nowhere" is the title track of McBryde's debut album, released in 2018. The project earned her a Best Country Album Grammy Awards nod -- a well-deserved honor that no doubt proves her naysayers, some of whom inspired "Girl Goin' Nowhere," wrong. In a recent interview, McBryde shared that she hopes her success inspires her fans who may feel discouraged from chasing a dream.
"If anybody has told you not to passionately pursue what sets your soul on fire, they are wrong. Don't you dare give up," McBryde says. "And if you do, you better not let me find out about it."
Going into the 2019 ACM Awards, McBryde had already been named the New Female Artist of the Year. She's also nominated for Female Artist of the Year at the show.
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