Ashley McBryde couldn’t help but get emotional when she thanked her fans on stage at the 2019 CMT Music Awards.
During the live broadcast, The “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega” singer took home the CMT Music Award for Breakthrough Video of the Year for her “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” video, filmed at Music City’s Marathon Music Works.
“I’m always awkward and I usually bring my drink with me, but I didn’t have a drink so I took Luke Combs’ drink,” McBryde said during her acceptance speech, while standing at the podium with a solo cup in her hand.
“We didn’t really expect for this video to resonate the way it did. We knew we had some really great footage with real crowds singing our songs back to us in my favorite city in the world,” she added before talking about the music video. “Marathon is my favorite venue in the city. We sold it out. It was our first time to sell anything out. So of course thank you CMT for giving us a shot. Thank you for voting for it. Cheers to keeping the music alive.”
This is McBryde’s first CMT Music Awards win. Artists including, Jimmie Allen, Jordan Davis, Mitchell Tenpenny, Morgan Wallen, Runaway June and Tenille Townes also received first-time nods in the same category.
Aside from the victory, McBryde also took the stage during the live show as a featured artist on the Ram Trucks Side Stage. She performed “Girl Goin’ Nowhere,” which appears on her album of the same name.