Each Friday at 3:30pm, KICK-FM will feature an artist on the rise during the Breakthrough Artist of the Week, brought to you by Glass One Quincy!

Ashley McBryde comes to us by way of Arkansas, and has been touring relentlessly with her blues-rock tinged brand of country. She's got a voice that contradicts itself, simultaneously being sweet and soothing, but with the edge of experience that cuts right through you. Her storytelling style of writing matches her voice perfectly, coming from places both of joy and of pain. Every note, every melody, every lyric just overfills with talent. You can catch her live in Smithton, IL, just south of St. Louis on April 11th, and opening for Jon Pardi in Columbia, MO on May 5th. To find out more about Ashley McBryde, you can visit her website here. You can pick up her album "Jalopies & Expensive Guitars," at both Amazon and iTunes, as well as her own online store.

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