Rolling Stone Magazine wrote, “Ashley McBryde may be a “whiskey-drinkin’ badass”, but the Arkansas native shows a softer side with her latest #1 hit single, “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega.” From what I understand the song was a collaboration written by McBryde, Nicolette Hayford and Jesse Rice after they’d collectively had an awful day. “We had all had a really bad day. Not ‘one of the worst days of my life,’ but I had one of those days where nothing was going right,” McBryde explained. “I got a crack in my windshield on my way to work, I got sick, and my guitar broke all within an hour and a half. On top of that my co-writer, Jesse, was late, but bless his heart, when he walked in we could tell he had had a night and a morning that was just as rough as ours. That’s how we got on the subject of “having the worst day ever”. That’s also when Jesse told us a story about a day a few years back that he thought was officially going down as “the worst day ever”. He was leaving Atlanta and his car broke down in the middle of nowhere. He made a wrong turn and ended up in a small town called Dahlonega, Georgia. Frustrated and mentally tapped, he spotted a little dive bar called the “Crimson Moon” where he went to wait and to call a tow truck. Believing he was in the middle of his worst day ever, he spotted a cute little blonde girl and struck up a conversation. They were together for the next three years and then got married. What an awesome story! McBryde said, “That’s what you do with the worst day ever, you flip it on its back and raise your glass!” I should note, the owner of the Crimson Moon says tons of people each day are now pouring into the bar to take picks and pay a visit. Also keep in mind, Ashley McBryde had been in Nashville the past 10 years trying to record a hit song. It’s just funny what comes from things we originally deem as “bad”. I truly believe God has a plan… If Jesse Rice doesn’t take that “wrong turn”, and his car doesn’t break down, and he doesn’t head into the Crimson Moon, none of this happens. Great song, great message, and happy to see it bring such success to a wonderful group of people. It’s definitely worth watching the music video and listening closely to the lyrics. Click HERE to see the official music video.

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