CAYLEE HAMMACK WILL HOST “CMT’S NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY GOES LIVE” SERIES WELCOMING SPECIAL GUEST ASHLEY MCBRYDE TODAY
Fans Can Tune In To CMT’s Facebook Today At 5pm CT As Hammack Connects With Audiences Through Music And Conversation
Nashville, TN – April 7, 2020 – Capitol Records Nashville’s Caylee Hammack is set to host “CMT’s Next Women Of Country Goes Live” with special guest Ashley McBryde today at 5pm CT on CMT’s Facebook page. Following a guest appearance by Tenille Townes last week, McBryde will join Hammack this week for a special performance as Hammack plans to connect with fans and play songs with her fellow “CMT Next Women of Country” each week during these unprecedented times.
“Tenille Townes and I were talking one day about how lonely the road can get and how we missed our friends, family and homes while out on the road pursuing our dreams,” shared Caylee Hammack. “Then Covid-19 slowed the spinning of everyone’s worlds, and we discovered that we now had isolation of a new sort; being home and in close vicinity to the people we love but unable to see them face to face. Nothing will keep humanity from finding ways to connect with one another, this is just my way to connect with folks I love and also shine some light on other storytellers I know!”
Background on Caylee Hammack:
Capitol Nashville’s Caylee Hammack grew up in the tiny town of Ellaville, Georgia where she used to pray every night as a kid, “God, just please make me different,” she remembers. Hammack is indeed refreshingly different. And at only 25, she has already packed a full life into just a few years, using fake IDs to get gigs around South Georgia, turning down a college scholarship for a love that burned out, sleeping in her car when she arrived in Nashville and then losing her home in an electrical fire. Her self-penned songs tug on her own life story – bad decisions, broken hearts, a quirky family lineage.
Hammack’s debut Top 30 breakout single “Family Tree,” co-written/co-produced by Hammack was the most-added single at Country radio by a female artist in over three years and praised for its “soulful vocals and descriptive lyrics [that] shine” (Billboard). Hammack has brought her firebrand live set to opening slots for Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Trisha Yearwood, Brothers Osborne and some of country music’s biggest festivals. Next up, Hammack will return to the road later this year with Luke Bryan, Reba and Rascal Flatts. Hammack has also been the noted as an “Artist To Watch” by outlets including The Bobby Bones Show, Rolling Stone and HITS Magazine for her “voice to move mountains” (Rolling Stone).
About CMT Next Women Of Country:
A staunch advocate for country music’s female artists, CMT launched its CMT Next Women of Country campaign in 2013 in an effort to support and expose developing female talent, both signed and unsigned, in a male-dominated format. The campaign showcases emerging female artists across all CMT screens throughout the year, including CMT and CMT Music channels, CMT Hot 20 Countdown, CMT.com, @CMT social, CMT Next Women of Country tours and company-wide opportunities including live events and the ViacomCBS Times Square NYC Billboard. Visit NextWomenCMT.com, follow @CMT on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube and use #CMTNextWomen to join the conversation.
About Ashley McBryde:
Ashley McBryde learned how to sing sad songs in a biker bar off a rural Arkansas highway–– and it shows. Her 2018 major label debut Girl Going Nowhere (Warner Music Nashville) charmed the New York Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, Paste, The Washington Post, and more, all en route to landing a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album. McBryde closed out 2019 with ACM New Female Artist, CMT Breakout Artist of the Year, a New Artist of the Year win at the 53rd Annual CMA Awards and two nominations for the 2020 GRAMMYs for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance for “Girl Goin’ Nowhere.” Her follow-up Never Will, released April 3, was tagged by Rolling Stone as one of the most anticipated of the year alongside NPR, who also ranked lead single “One Night Standards” as one of the best songs of 2019. Produced once again by Jay Joyce, Never Will reveals the witty, confessional, detail-driven songwriting addressing a wide spectrum of blue-collar Southern women’s experience introduced on Girl Going Nowhere is still here, but perhaps even sharper. The music itself is stadium-ready rock-and-roll with a bluegrass wink or two and country music’s storytelling heart––and McBryde, no longer new, is the music’s ordained and highly capable standard bearer. McBryde is currently nominated for two 2020 ACM Awards for Song of the Year for “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” (artist + songwriter) and another nod for Music Event of the Year as a guest on Miranda Lambert’s “Fooled Around and Fell In Love.” For more information, visit AshleyMcBryde.com or follow her on Facebook at Facebook.com/AshleyMcBryde. Instagram @AshleyMcBryde and Twitter at @AshleyMcBryde.
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