McBryde embraces "With the Devil I Know"
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McBryde embraces "With the Devil I Know"

Friday, June 2, 2023 – Ashley McBryde announced today she would release her next album, "With The Devil I Know," set for release Sept. 8 via Warner Music Nashville.

This will be McBryde's fourth full-length CD. She released the thematic and we-received "Lindeville" in September 2022.

"When it was time to put together 'The Devil I Know,' my band and I did what we always do: got together in the purple building in East Nashville, played through a bunch of songs and discussed where we wanted it to go," said McBryde. "We decided to take all the things that people tend to give us a hard time for and turn it up.

"'Y'all are too country.' We leaned into that – more country it is. 'Y'all are awfully rock leaning for a country artist.' Is that so? You ain't seen nothin' yet. 'Last thing y'all need is another tender, finger pickin' song.' Oh? Tender makes you uneasy, cowboy? I hear you. Let's see how much more tender we can be. We listened to all those opinions and said, 'I hear you. I understand what you're saying.' But sadly, there's no room on the record for your opinion. We'll do what we want."

McBryde released "Learned To Lie" from the album today.

Lyrics include:
I traced it back to a couple months before I was born
Must've heard my momma tell my daddy
That she was tired 'cause babies make you tired
But deep down she was just unhappy
I think my father did the best that he could do
He rarely made it to the dinner table
Said he was working late, but he was working late
Fogging up the windows of an '89 Sable
I, I learned to cry
Quietly I learned to pray
Silently inside a house where the devil played
And I hate that it runs in my blood
I hate how easy it comes
I wish I'd learned how to love the same way I
Learned to lie

"'Learned to Lie' was a hard one. I wrote it with Sean McConnell and Nicolette Hayford," McBryde said. "After it was written, I called my mom to let her know that I had told a little bit more of our story as a family. I said, 'It's going to be hard to hear, but none of it is untrue.'"

She also released the title track.

The track list is:
Made For This (Ashley McBryde and Travis Meadows)
Coldest Beer in Town (Ashley McBryde, Autumn McEntire and Nicolette Hayford)
Light On In The Kitchen (Ashley McBryde, Jessi Alexander and Connie Harrington)
Women Ain't Whiskey (Ashley McBryde, Hillary Lindsey, Jon Nite and Chris LaCorte)
Learned To Lie (Ashley McBryde, Nicolette Hayford and Sean McConnell)
The Devil I Know (Ashley McBryde, Jeremy Stover and Bobby Pinson)
Single At The Same Time (Ashley McBryde, Benjy Davis and Andy Albert)
Cool Little Bars (Ashley McBryde, Trick Savage and Lainey Wilson)
Whiskey and Country Music (Ashley McBryde, John Osborne and Lee Thomas Miller)
Blackout Betty (Ashley McBryde, Aaron Raitiere and Nicolette Hayford)
6th Of October (Ashley McBryde, Blue Foley and CJ Field)

Tonight, McBryde performs at the BackCountry Festival in Gardnerville, Nev. before returning to Nashville for CMA Fest's 50th Anniversary at Nissan Stadium next week. McBryde will be on the road throughout the spring and summer for a slew of headlining and festival shows along with tour dates with Eric Church and Jelly Roll.

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