«I hear the crowd, I look around, and I can't find one empty chair. Not bad for a girl going nowhere» sings Ashley McBryde on «Girl Goin' Nowhere,» the seminal title track from her forthcoming LP. They're words built from experience: over the course of her life, McBryde's been finding her own way to fill those seats and sway those hearts since the very first time her teacher told her that her dreams of writing songs in Nashville would never see the light of day. Every time she was brought down, she persevered; trusting her timeless tone and keen, unwavering eye for the truth. It paid off. In April, Eric Church brought her on stage and called her a «whiskey-drinking badass,» confessing that he's a massive fan. The rest of the world is quickly catching on, too.