Ashley McBryde Shares Striking ‘Amazing Grace’ Performance from The Ryman

Ashley McBryde shared a goosebump-inducing performance of “Amazing Grace” in honor “all we’ve lost” and it couldn’t have come at…


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April 12, 2020


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Ashley McBryde shared a goosebump-inducing performance of “Amazing Grace” in honor “all we’ve lost” and it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time.

Released on Easter Sunday, the chilling clip finds McBryde alone on the stage of Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium where she emotionally delivers an acapella rendition of the Christian hymn. As the sunlight peeks in through the Ryman’s iconic stained glass windows, tears begin to flow down McBryde’s cheeks as she attempts to sing as her emotions overcome her.

“Some things just can’t be healed. Some losses can’t be reconciled and some wounds will never heal. Sometimes we don’t get closure the way we want to. All we can do is honor our predecessors and hope that we touch the hem of heaven sometime in our lives,” she wrote when sharing the clip on Facebook.

“I wouldn’t normally sing this song but we all may need this right now and there isn’t a better place to sing it at than the Ryman Auditorium,” she went on to say. “The mother church pulls things like that out of you and will tell you what to sing and when to sing it…even if you can’t. Happy Easter, love to you all.”

Click above to watch Ashley McBryde sing “Amazing Grace.”

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.