SIKESTON JAYCEE BOOTHEEL RODEO ANNOUNCES THURSDAY NIGHT EVENTS
Ashley McBryde will perform at the 68th Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo on Aug. 6
SIKESTON, Mo.: On March 20, 2020, the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo announced the concert line-up for the event that takes place Aug. 5-8. Wrapping up five rounds of bullfighting on Thursday night Aug. 6 is Arkansas native Ashley McBryde.
“Ashley McBryde is a vocal powerhouse,” said Rodeo Chairman Travis Deere. “Her music covers a variety of genres and has a really unique sound.”
McBryde has a refined talent for unpacking emotions, urges, and events––some that feel way too big to understand, like a loved one’s death, and some that seem too small for others to notice, like a world-weary teenager checking the mail.
“I’m never looking for a pedestal. If I can convince you that you want to have a beer with me, then I’ve done a good job of entertaining.”
The Arkansas native received a GRAMMY nomination in 2018 for Best Country Album and closed out 2019 with ACM New Female Artist, CMT Breakout Artist of the Year, a New Artist of the Year win at the 53rd Annual CMA Awards and two nominations for the 2020 GRAMMYs for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance for “Girl Goin’ Nowhere.” Her new record, Never Will, drops April 3, 2020.
Thursday night will also feature bullfighting, one of the Rodeo’s most popular events. Thursday night tickets are on sale now for $25 and can be purchased online at SikestonRodeo.com, over the phone by calling 800-455-BULL or in person at the Rodeo box office.
About the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo
The Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo is the premier Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) event in the region, bringing in almost 40,000 people each year. The Rodeo is held annually by the Sikeston Junior Chamber of Commerce (Sikeston Jaycees). To learn more, visit SikestonRodeo.com.
About the Sikeston Jaycees
The Sikeston Junior Chamber of Commerce, or Sikeston Jaycees, was formed in 1934 and has since been dedicated to improving the Sikeston community. Today the club is comprised of over 100 men who share the same desire and commitment to serve their community.
About Ashley McBryde
Ashley McBryde learned how to sing sad songs in a biker bar off a rural Arkansas highway––and it shows. Her 2018 major label debut Girl Going Nowhere (Warner Nashville) charmed the New York Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, Paste, The Washington Post, and more, all en route to landing a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album. McBryde closed out 2019 with ACM New Female Artist, CMT Breakout Artist of the Year, a New Artist of the Year win at the 53rd Annual CMA Awards and two nominations for the 2020 GRAMMYs for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance for “Girl Goin’ Nowhere.” When she confirmed April 3, 2020, as the release date for her follow-up Never Will, Rolling Stone tagged the record as one of the most anticipated of the year. So did NPR, who also ranked lead single “One Night Standards” as one of the best songs of 2019. Produced once again by Jay Joyce, Never Will reveals the witty, confessional, detail-driven songwriting addressing a wide spectrum of blue-collar Southern women’s experience introduced on Girl Going Nowhere is still here, but perhaps even sharper. The music itself is stadium-ready rock-and-roll with a bluegrass wink or two and country music’s storytelling heart––and McBryde, no longer new, is the music’s ordained and highly capable standard bearer. McBryde’s One Night Standards Tour kicked off Jan. 30 and crisscrosses the U.S. through the summer of 2020. For more tour dates and more information, visit AshleyMcBryde.com or follow her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AshleyMcBryde, Instagram @AshleyMcBryde and Twitter at @AshleyMcBryde.