Ashley McBryde Feels “Completely At Home” With Jelly Roll And His Fans On Backroad Baptism Tour

“Jelly told me I’d feel completely at home with his fans,” McBryde shared. “And he’s absolutely right. Kansas City you brought the JOY that’s for sure.”

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Posted on August 28, 2023

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Ashley McBryde, Jelly Roll; Photos Courtesy of JEANZ Media/Instagram

Ashley McBryde is currently on the road with Jelly Roll as one of several rotating support acts on his Backroad Baptism Tour, and the two have also been treating fans to a duet during Jelly Roll’s headlining set.

After her own set, McBryde returns to the stage to perform Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man” with Jelly Roll, a song the pair sang once again during a recent show in Kansas City, MO.

Praised Jelly Roll And His Fans

McBryde documented the moment with a series of photos of the performance on Instagram, sharing a heartfelt caption about the connection she’s forming with Jelly Roll’s fans and the special bond she shared with Jelly Roll himself.

“Jelly told me I’d feel completely at home with his fans,” she wrote. “And he’s absolutely right. Kansas City you brought the JOY that’s for sure. The amount of mutual love and adoration these camps have for one another is tangible in the entire building at each show. #BackroadBaptism all the way.”

How Did Ashley McBryde And Jelly Roll Meet?

During a recent interview with Taste of Country, McBryde opened up about how she first heard about Jelly Roll, crediting a friend for putting her on to his music.

“So my neighbor in my little neighborhood is also a musician and he had text me one day and he said, ‘Hey, do you know this guy Jelly Roll? He’s a rapper.’ It felt like he was being, ‘Hang on, he’s a rapper, but you’re going to like him.’ And I was like, ‘no, I love new music to listen to,’” she recalled.

“So I [bring up] Apple Music and got on there and I clicked and I heard ‘Save Me’ and I was like, ‘excuse me.’ So I text my friend back and I was like, ‘I love this.’ And he’s like, ‘we hang out sometimes.’ I said, ‘Please tell him I cannot wait to meet him.’”

“Then my friend, Pillbox Patti does a tour with him. It was Jelly Roll and Brantley Gilbert and Pillbox Patti was part of that tour and she was like, ‘Dude, you’re going to love this guy.’ And I was like, ‘I know, I feel like we’re already friends, but we don’t know each other yet,’” she continued.

McBryde added, “So I went over to his place the other day to sing some stuff and make up things together. And when we finally embraced, because we’ve met at CMA Fest events and things like that and been friendly, but to finally really have a hug and really sit down and talk, we both felt like we had just already been friends for a long time and now we finally get to act on it.”

Will Ashley McBryde And Jelly Roll Join Forces For A Duet?

And if McBryde has her way, there will certainly be a collaboration from the two artists in the future.

“I hope we end up on a song,” she said. “We’ve been making stuff up together, so we’ll see how that goes.”

Ashley McBryde, Jelly Roll; Photos Courtesy of Andrew Wendowski
Ashley McBryde, Jelly Roll; Photos Courtesy of Andrew Wendowski

The Devil I Know

In October, McBryde will begin her own headlining trek, The Devil I Know Tour. Featuring support from Corey Kent, Bella White, Harper O’Neill, Kasey Tyndall, Will Jones, and Zach Top on select dates, the tour takes McBryde across the United States for the remainder of 2023 before she heads to the U.K. in January.

The tour is in support of her upcoming album, The Devil I Know. Arriving on September 8 via Warner Music Nashville and produced by Jay Joyce, The Devil I Know will feature 11 tracks, including the previously released tunes “Made For This,” “Learned To Lie,” “The Devil I Know” and more.

The project’s lead single, “Light On In The Kitchen,” is in the Top 30 at country radio and was recently declared by Jelly Roll as his personal song of the summer.

@billboard

@Jelly Roll‘s pick for song of the summer: @Ashley McBryde’s “Lights On In The Kitchen.” 🎶 Visit our profile for more coverage from #BillboardLive Country Power Players. #jellyroll #ashleymcbryde #countrytok

♬ Jelly Roll song of the summer – billboard

Additionally, Ashley McBryde will continue to join Jelly Roll on select dates of his Backroad Baptism Tour. The country hitmaker and Arkansas native will also serve as support for Dierks Bentley at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado before returning to Middle Tennessee for Pilgrimage Festival in Franklin on September 24.

For additional details and to purchase tickets, visit her official website at AshleyMcBryde.com.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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