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JULY 12-14, 2019

Five ‘Cue Friday: Ashley McBryde

Introducing Five ‘Cue Friday, a series spotlighting our upcoming Smokeout talent where they spill a little bit about themselves, their favorite ‘cue, summer jams and who they’re most excited to see this Smokeout!

Easing you to the weekend, let’s roll into our first Five ‘Cue Friday with Ashley McBryde. Dubbed by Rolling Stone as an “Artist You Need To Know,” the Arkansas native uses the spirits of country, folk and rock in her music. Ashley’s song “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega” was named one of the “54 Best Songs of 2017” by The New York Times and one of the “Top 25 Best Country Songs of 2017” by Rolling Stone.

Here’s what Ashley has to say about what she’s most excited for this summer!

Ashley McBryde

1. Favorite BBQ 
Brisket! I also love pulled pork. I’m a huge BBQ fan. I love the Memphis, Carolina, Alabama and Texas styles. There really isn’t a BBQ dish I don’t love.

2. First country music concert
We didn’t get concerts out where I’m from, so I had to wait until I was a little older to see one – and it was the Dixie Chicks, the Fly Tour!!!

3. What song are you most excited to perform this summer?
“El Dorado” from the new record, and we’re rolling out a brand new tune we’ve never played before!

4. What artist(s) are you most excited to see at the Smokeout?
Oh wow, the line up is so killer. Brothers Osborne, Turnpike Troubadours, Ryan Kinder, Faren Rachels and Riley Green.

5. Beverage of choice
Jim Beam and ginger ale.

Mark your calendar, Ashley performs on Saturday, July 14 at the Smokeout! See the full 2018 lineup here.

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