Ashley McBryde is taking some time off of the road. The 38-year-old announces, via a statement on social media, that she will not be performing for a few weeks, due to unspecified personal reasons.
“Thank you all for the well wishes. For personal reasons, Ashley will not be performing for a few weeks,” the statement read. “We will share more details regarding when she will be back on the road as soon as they become available, but she wants you to know that she loves you all and misses you and will be back soon stronger than ever!”
McBryde, who suffered a “harsh concussion” in a horseback riding accident earlier this year, is celebrating an all-time high in her career. The Arkansas native just had her first No. 1 hit, with her “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” duet with Carly Pearce, from Pearce’s 29: Written in Stone album.
“If you were to handpick two women in country music who would be pals, Carly and I are really different,” McBryde reflects to CMT. “She is tall with lighter hair, more clean-cut, very well-spoken and put together. I’m this Tasmanian devil that comes in the room making jokes with finger pistols. It doesn’t seem like we would be close friends, but we loved and respected each other so much we sat down and wrote this song together.”
“We solidified the way we feel about each other and the love and respect just grows and grows,” she adds. “And thanks to that, our fans get to meet and love and respect each other, too.”
McBryde recently revealed she had finished her third studio album. The record follows her freshman Girl Going Nowhere album, released in 2018, followed by Never Will, out in 2020.
“It’s scary to say finished, but we just finished our third record,” McBryde says. “We’re trying to get that together and figure out when that can be released, so I’m in a really excited state right now.”
McBryde was supposed to be spending her summer on the road with Dierks Bentley, for his Beers on Me Tour. Her webiste currently has July 14 as her next scheduled performance, which is with Bentley. Updates will be posted via her website as available.