Ashley McBryde details why she hasn’t spoken to Dolly Parton in 10 years.
McBryde opened up to Fox News Digital about an incident at Parton’s lake house, which was being renovated at the time. According to McBryde, she was babysitting Parton when the bagel bites in the microwave caught fire and started a small fire.
McBryde was able to put out the flames, but not before they caused damage to the walls of one of Parton’s bedrooms, something she is still ashamed of.
“It had to do with a few bites of a bagel and a microwave that turned into a fire and I unplugged the microwave and took it outside so everything was fine except for the carpeted room, which I was there to take care of that’s all I was there for . It’s embarrassing,” McBryde explained. “I haven’t spoken to her since. She gave me the microwave, and that was the last conversation I had.”
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McBryde previously shared on the Rob + Holly podcast (via Parade ) that someone she was caring for accidentally microwaved the entire box of bagel bites, though she didn’t say who.
McBryde is nominated for five CMA Awards, including Single of the Year, Song of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year. She says she is nervous and has butterflies in her stomach because of all the nominations.
“I think butterflies are a giant understatement,” McBryde told Fox News Digital. “I think being nervous is a giant understatement. It’s the performance you really have to nail, that’s what’s really important because you’re performing in front of your teammates, and they know when you mess up, so I try to focus on that.” so I’m not so [nervous]. It’s always wonderful to be there, it’s always wonderful to be nominated, but to perform on the CMA stage, wooh.”
Last month, McBryde was surprised by her good friend Garth Brooks during a CBS Mornings interview.
McBryde thought she was invited on the show to talk about her latest album, “Lindeville,” when Brooks suddenly appeared on the monitors to officially invite her to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
McBryde was happy that Brooks was the one to break the news, saying that “Garth has always been very nice to me. He’s never had to be, and I’ve never asked him to be, he’s just naturally a great guy,” recalling being really confused that morning on the show. of interviews, saying that she was “very ready to talk about the new record” when she “saw Brooks appear on the screen”.
“Being invited to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry is the best thing that could ever happen to anybody in country music, and I’m so happy and tickled that Garth raised his hand and said, ‘I wish I could be the guy that lets you know how part of this family,” McBryde said.
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Being asked to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry is considered one of the greatest achievements a country music artist can achieve. Becoming a member means having the opportunity to participate in any Opry show they want as a guest on a segment or as an evening host.
As a relatively young artist, McBryde finds a great sense of encouragement and support among the veteran stars of the country music industry, something she finds motivating and validating.
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“One night Wynonna [Judd] She said it when I left the stage, “She’s a diva in the making,” and she said it well, things like that are so solidified that I’m in the right place and I’m doing the right things. and I’m making music that I love and things are online.”
The 2022 CMA Awards will air live on Wednesday, November 9 at 8pm ET on ABC.