2018 Country to Country Festival: 10 Best Things We Saw in the U.K.

From Sugarland's big reunion show to Kacey Musgraves disco party, the London highlights of the international country music fest

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Ashley McBryde
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Ashley McBryde

Fresh from her arena show the night before, McBryde hit the Bluebird Café Stage for an intimate event on Sunday, reminiscent of the songwriter rounds that started it all. After supporting Walker Hayes through his song "Halloween" (she just learned it half a minute prior in the green room), McBryde launched into "Bible and a .44" with real heart. She's experiencing a wave of recognition and adulation right now, and the U.K. has certainly caught the bug. "A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega" – the track that helped ignite her career – was performed fearlessly, while "Girl Goin' Nowhere" took on an even more profound meaning as she played to a crowd who cheered at the line "I can't find one empty chair…". By the time she finished the soaring "American Scandal," she was breathless as the crowd raised for a standing ovation. One of the most talked about breakthrough acts of the whole weekend, and rightly so. 

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