ASHLEY MCBRYDE has a solid chance of winning New Artist of the Year tomorrow night. And if she does, I expect a brilliant speech, because she's been rehearsing it her whole life.
"There are few things that you dream about, and winning a CMA is one of those. I used to stand with different items of different sizes in my mirror and practice speeches. I've literally been practicing for the CMA Award since I was a kid."
(The CMAs has clips from all five New Artist nominees, including Morgan Wallen, Midland, Carly Pearce, and Cody Johnson.)