Ashley McBryde's childhood and Five Untold Facts About her Family
While staying in Arkansas not only musically but naturally she was inspired which lead her to write a variety of music. Her father's name was William C. McBryde who was a preacher resulting in her growing up in a strict household. In an interview with Billboard, she mentioned" When I was growing up, I don`t ever remember not seeing a gun or a Bible. He raised( her father) us that way as mean as that sounds and as sweet as that sounds too".
Her mother's name was Martha A. Wilkins who was a homemaker. Her mother would take her to Bluegrass festivals which further inspired her music career. She had three siblings a sister named William Clayton McBryde and two brothers named Dan Mcbryde and Aubrie McBryde.
McBryde completed her schooling at Arkansas High School where she participated in a program in a high school band before attending Arkansas State University. She studied french horn at the university. At the same time she was performing regularly in the clubs nearby Memphis, Tennessee resulting got noticed by one of her college professors who saw her disinterest in studies and encouraged her to pursue music full time.
In 2018, McBryde`s brother Clay McBryde died at the age of 53. The reason behind the death was never revealed publically. She had continuously spoken publically through interviews about the equation with her dad and how difficult it was for her to pursue music as a career. She further mentioned the disapproval of her dad for her dream of becoming a singer. She even wrote a song about her father that is 'A Bible and a.44'which is considered one of her favorite songs. She clarifies how her father did not approve of any of his children making a life in the entertainment industry.
On the other hand, her mother would support her and her siblings with any sort of dream. She mentioned in the interviews how she was able to have a guitar to learn and write music with the help of her mother. McBryde disclosed her positive influence and support from her mother.
|Born||July 29, 1983|
|Place of Birth||Saddle, Arkansas, United States|
|Parents||William. C. McBryde, Marta A. Wilkins|
|Labels||Warner Music Nashville|
|Net worth||Between $1 million and $5 million|