Ashley McBryde Takes Break From Co-Hosting Duties To Perform “The Devil I Know” At 2024 CMA Fest

The country superstar stormed the stage with a rockin’ performance of her latest single at Country radio.

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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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Posted on June 25, 2024

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Ashley McBryde took a break from her CMA Fest co-hosting duties to perform “The Devil I Know” on the Nissan Stadium stage in Nashville.

The country superstar stormed the stage with a rockin’ performance of her latest single at Country radio. Donning a belted sparkly jumpsuit, McBryde strummed her electric guitar while belting out the lyrics to her chart-climbing hit.

“Momma says, get my ass to church/ Daddy says, get my ass to work/ Doctor says I gotta give up on these smokes/ Everybody’s got something to say/ About how I gotta change my ways/ But I got something to say of my own/ Hell, there’s hell everywhere I go/ I’m just sticking with the devil I know,” McBryde sang on the tune’s chorus.

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Song Appears On Latest Album, The Devil I Know

The Devil I Know” is the title track of McBryde’s latest album, released on September 8 through Warner Music Nashville. McBryde co-wrote all 11 tracks on the project. Throughout the album, McBryde is unapologetically vulnerable, raw, unfiltered, and straightforward, with lyrics rooted in real-life stories from her time on the road that resonate deeply with her.

“From the beginning, I felt it was important to only make the music that’s in you and to speak to the things that you know, only in the ways that you know how. Once you start taking a lot of outside opinions and letting that sway you in this direction or that direction, that’s a pretty slippery slope, and eventually, I would imagine you’re in danger of only being what others think you should be,” McBryde previously told Music Mayhem. “And I know that I can’t live that way; I would certainly be terrible at it if I tried. So with this record, we leaned into what we know and stuck to the things we do best.”

“This album just leans into everything that makes us who we are. We held nothing back, despite what people had to say,” she added.

Ashley McBryde, Photo Courtesy of Andrew Wendowski
Ashley McBryde, Photo Courtesy of Andrew Wendowski

2024 CMA Fest

Dubbed “the Music Event of Summer,” the televised concert special featured 30+ performances and surprise collaborations from some of Country music’s hottest stars, including Clint Black, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Terri Clark, Jordan Davis, Jackson Dean, Billy Gibbons, Jelly Roll, Cody Johnson, Little Big Town, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ashley McBryde, Parker McCollum, Craig Morgan, Megan Moroney, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Post Malone, Shaboozey, Blake Shelton, Brittney Spencer, The War And Treaty, Thomas Rhett, Josh Turner, Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson, Lainey Wilson and Bailey Zimmerman.

The CMA Fest ABC Special was filmed in Downtown Nashville at Nissan Stadium during the star-studded, four-day festival, which took place Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9.

Co-hosted by Jelly Roll and Ashley McBryde, the three-hour CMA Fest special aired on ABC on Tuesday, June 25. The show will broadcast again on Wednesday, June 26 via Hulu.

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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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