Ashley McBryde debuted the new song, “Whiskey and Country Music,” during her performance at the iconic Grand Ole Opry this past weekend.
“I thought there was no finer room in the whole wide world to try out a brand new song,” McBryde said halfway through her four-song set, after performing the new track. “I didn’t write it by myself. Lord knows we had help. That song’s so country it’s gotta drive towards town to go huntin’.”
McBryde tapped Lee Thomas Miller and Brothers Osborne’s John Osbourne to help write “Whiskey and Country Music,” according to BMI. It’s her first new material to follow her fourth studio album Never Will, which spawned the singles “One Night Standards,” “Hang in There Girl” and “Martha Divine.”
McBryde performed at the Opry to a limited-capacity audience as part of Opry Live. Her live performance also included the title track from 2018’s Girl Going Nowhere, “First Thing I Reach For” and “Sparrow.” Watch the full set below: