Ashley McBryde’s Next Single Is ‘Radioland’ [LISTEN]
Ashley McBryde's new single gives thanks for radio, and acknowledges the impact it had on the singer's early life in small-town America. Readers can press play above to hear "Radioland."
A song about growing up without TV or internet and instead relying on what was playing on the airwaves, "Radioland" was written by McBryde and Jeremy Bussey. In McBryde's case, listening to the radio meant taking in a healthy dose of what was available in her town of Mammoth Spring, Ark.: news, church services and, of course, country music.
"Everything I ever needed came out of a radio and a dashboard," McBryde tells Rolling Stone about the song. "My Mount Rushmore of what was cool came out of a radio – Trisha Yearwood, Patty Loveless, Mark Chesnutt."
In a separate interview, McBryde spoke with The Boot about growing up listening to the powerhouse women that ruled country radio in the 1990s: "In my musically formative years, I grew up listening to Suzy Bogguss, Trisha Yearwood, Terri Clark. We had all these different powerful women whose sounds were, in some instances, a lot alike, [and in] others that weren’t alike at all. If I grew up that way, then somebody else grew up that way, too."
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