Ashley McBryde's Girl Going Nowhere is a collection reflective of her authentic, take-no-prisoners honesty and willingness to not just look at life, but live it, and reflect that experience in her music. Produced and mixed by award-winner Jay Joyce, Girl Going Nowhere showcases an artistic vision that will prove her to be one of the genre's keenest working storytellers, bringing unwavering honesty back into a pop-preoccupied genre.
The album pulls tales from every corner of her life – a happenstance love on "A Little Dive Bar In Dahlonega," a neighbor with a heavy past on "Livin' Next to LeRoy," and the autobiographical "Girl Goin' Nowhere," which McBryde wrote the morning that Guy Clark passed away. McBryde's rock-fueled fury and candor burns through every lyric, riff and song here, allowing the material to hit both the heart and gut simultaneously.
Notable music critic Ann Powers of NPR described McBryde as having "one of those voices that might belong to your sister or your best friend – if your sister or your best friend could belt like Loretta Lynn and croon like Reba McEntire." She summed up her talent by saying McBryde was "Country music's most exciting new country voice."