Ashley McBryde has experienced a lot of success in many aspects of her life, however, it would seem like her songs lack a lot of radio exposure.
Even before releasing an album, Ashley McBryde was already being noticed as a potential country music star. Her song “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega” was part of The New York Times’ 54 Best Songs of 2017 and was one of the Top 25 Best Country Songs of 2017 by the Rolling Stone Magazine.
Her debut album back in 2018 titled “Girls Going Nowhere” was a huge success. It was received very well by music critics and by the general audiences. All around the board the album was a hit. The album was also nominated for Best Country Album in the 2019 Grammy Awards.
Despite all the success and attention, it seems like the rising country star’s songs aren’t getting much airtime on radio.
Ashley McBryde, Her Reaction and Thoughts on It
Notwithstanding, it would seem that it doesn’t really bother McBryde. When asked about, it she responded with a simple:
“No, I’m not,”
She goes on to further explain her thoughts stating:
“At first when starting radio tour, I was told it would be a bunch of fluff, and it’s a bunch of crap, and you have to do a lot of butt-kissing you don’t wanna do — and it’s still not gonna get you anywhere. I thought, ‘Yeah, you gotta be making this stuff up. You’re telling me all I have to do is hang out with people and hope they like my music? That’s what I’ve done for years.’ And then I did that and was like, ‘Oh man, this is really hard,'”
Instead of feeling down or upset, the country star instead acknowledges the difficult job that radio program directors face describing the job as something “really hard.”
In the end, she acknowledges the difficulties in radio programs and isn’t really fazed about the whole thing.