Ashley McBryde Speaks Out After Hiatus From The Road: ‘I Didn’t Anticipate Having To Take Time Away’

Ashley McBryde will soon make her return to the stage after time off the road for personal reasons.  The “Girl…


Lauren Jo Black

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July 13, 2022


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Ashley McBryde; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Ashley McBryde will soon make her return to the stage after time off the road for personal reasons

The “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” singer took to social media on Wednesday afternoon (July 13) to share a statement, giving fans an update after her hiatus from the spotlight. 

In a “message from Ashley,” McBryde explained that she will be returning to the stage this weekend for her already scheduled tour dates. 

Ashley McBryde; Photo Courtesy CMA
Ashley McBryde; Photo Courtesy CMA

“I’ll be back on the road this weekend and am so excited to see you all!” her statement began.

McBryde then thanked fans for staying by her side and revealed that she didn’t think she would need this much time off.

”I didn’t anticipate having to take time away. However, It was something that could not be avoided. More on that someday. Thank you for the outpouring of love and support. Now back to business, a little spackle, a little sparkle… See you this weekend Trybe!”

The news comes just weeks after “Team Ashley” issued a statement regarding McBryde’s absence from recent shows, appearances, and social media on Tuesday, June 28.

“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!”

In mid-June, fans noticed McBryde hadn’t been active on social media and canceled numerous tour dates, including a performance at Old Settlers Days Festival, 33rd Annual Rib Fest, and shows with Dierks Bentley.

Ashley McBryde, Elle King; Photo by John Russell, CMA
Ashley McBryde, Elle King; Photo by John Russell, CMA

McBryde’s last public appearance was during the final night of CMA Fest, where she joined Elle King to sing “Ex’s And Oh’s” as well as an energy-filled rendition of a Charles Daniels’ hit.

The country hitmaker’s next scheduled tour date is on Thursday, July 14 at Credit One Stadium in Charleston, South Carolina with Dierks Bentley and Travis Denning on the Beers On Me Tour.

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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.