Ashley McBryde Is the 2019 CMA New Artist of the Year

Ashley McBryde; Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images
Ashley McBryde; Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images
Ashley McBryde; Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images

Ashley McBryde clinched the coveted New Artist of the Year award at The 53rd Annual CMA Awards, and it’s no surprise with the astronomical rise she has experienced this year. Her album, Girl Going Nowhere, kicked off the year with a Grammy nomination and has shown no signs of slowing down.

As her name was called, the crowd leaped to their feet with excitement. The first woman to take home an award during the evening’s televised ceremony took the stage with the grace of the music veterans she shared the stage with.

She began her acceptance speech with a sweet memory after she had opened for John Prime, “He looked at me and said ‘You’re good. You’re no Reba, but you’re real good.’” McBryde continued, “I cherish those little moments that are like that. That are truth and guidance from voices that we respect and admire. I’m thankful for their influence and the opportunity to step up. Thank you”

With a busy touring schedule extending into the new year, Ashley shows no signs of slowing down even with the impressive hardware under her belt.

The other artists nominated for the honor include Cody Johnson, Midland, Carly Pearce and Morgan Wallen.