Ashley McBryde is bursting back onto the scene later this month with the release of her highly anticipated new project, Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville, on Sept. 30 via Warner Music Nashville.
Two years since her Grammy-nominated Never Will, McBryde teamed up with a handful of her favorite collaborators on a weeklong songwriting retreat in a cabin outside of Nashville. Tipping its hat to the writing methods of legendary songwriter Dennis Linde, the project encompasses a distilled version of McBryde’s signature honest, specific portraits of small-town America, and the many characters that you may encounter in them.
Created alongside Aaron Raitiere, Nicolette Hayford, Connie Harrington, Brandy Clark and Benjy Davis, Lindeville blends familiar characters, moral ambiguity and a dose of gallows humor to make the town feel like home. Produced by John Osborne, the 13-track record features performances from McBryde, Brothers Osborne, Clark, Raitiere, Hayford’s artist moniker Pillbox Patti, Caylee Hammack and Davis.
“A few years ago, Aaron Raitiere, Nicolette Hayford and I were on a write,” shares McBryde. “We wrote this song called ‘Blackout Betty,’ and I realized we had written previous songs called ‘Shut Up Sheila’ on Never Will and ‘Livin’ Next to Leroy’ on Girl Going Nowhere. Aaron had a song called ‘Jesus, Jenny,’ and I thought, ‘We should keep these characters together and give them a place to live!’” She continues, “Not long after that, I thought, ‘What if we call it Lindeville?’ in honor of Dennis Linde. I want to lock six writers in a house and just spend six or seven days writing. We stayed in Tennessee in this little house close to a lake. It was eight bottles of tequila, two cartons of cigarettes, one kitchen table and six individuals out of their minds.”
McBryde adds, “I just hope that when a few, even just a handful, of people listen to the record and it ends with the line ‘Nothing but stars over Lindeville,’ they put their hands over their heart and say, ‘What a nice trip that was.’ And for the whole running time of the record, nothing else had to matter. You got to focus on other people’s drama and other people’s problems and got the reminder that everything’s all right.”
Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville Track List:
All songs written by Ashley McBryde, Aaron Raitiere, Connie Harrington, Brandy Clark, Benjy Davis and Nicolette Hayford unless noted otherwise.
Brenda Put Your Bra On feat. Caylee Hammack & Pillbox Patti
Jesus Jenny feat. Aaron Raitiere (Aaron Raitiere and Jon Decious)
The Girl In The Picture feat. Pillbox Patti
If These Dogs Could Talk feat. Brandy Clark
Play Ball feat. Brothers Osborne
Ronnie’s Pawn Shop
The Missed Connection Section of the Lindeville Gazette feat. Brandy Clark & Aaron Raitiere
Gospel Night At The Strip Club feat. Benjy Davis
Forkem Family Funeral Home
When Will I Be Loved feat. Brandy Clark, Caylee Hammack, & Pillbox Patti (Phil Everly)
Bonfire At Tina’s feat. Caylee Hammack, Brandy Clark, & Pillbox Patti
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