Stories behind The Songs – Ashley McBryde on Home Sweet Highway

 

Intro

Country Music sensation Ashley McBryde just released her eagerly anticipated album Girl Going Nowhere on March 30th and its results have been through the roof. One song we love is Home Sweet Highway. This song is stunning and emotive with truly passionate vocals and longing lyrics.

In a recent interview we had with Ashley, we asked about that song and have decided to include it as part of our Stories Behind The Songs feature below;

Artist: Ashley McBryde

Song: Home Sweet Highway

I was in Quincy, Illinois out playing acoustically, opening up for the Brothers Osborne. We were gassing up the truck, and my friend Blue said “Are you ready to go?” and I said “I am ready to go, man – Home Sweet Highway”. We looked at each other and said “When we get home, we have to write this”. So, we got back to Nashville and sat down in this place we called ‘the space’ and invited a friend down that we hadn’t seen in years. We said “Come write with us and hang out” and he said “You know I haven’t written in a long time and I don’t know if I am going to be any good today.” So I said “No, listen to me; ‘Home Sweet Highway’ ”. His eyes lit up and I said “I know this song is going to have some power to it; there is some kind of ju ju behind that title – let’s write it.” We wrote it top to bottom right then. I love that song, it is kind of an anthem for the band; we love to be out playing and we do miss our families, but gosh, we sure do miss the crowds and each other when we’re not playing music.

Lyrics

Dreamin’ ’bout you is keepin’ me up at night
And these stayin’-put-shoes I’m wearin’ don’t fit me right
I think I’m losin’ myself, it’s a slow bleed
I’ve been missing you, Are you missing me?

Home sweet highway, oh won’t you roll
And I’ll ride with you like a rollin’ stone
If I have it my way, Lord, when I go
I’ll go on this home sweet highway

A cup of truckstop coffee and a cigarette
Add it to the list of things I ain’t quit yet
Oh I’ve tried and I’ve tried leavin’ you alone
But I keep on comin’ back, ’cause there’s no place like home

Home sweet highway, oh won’t you roll
And I’ll ride with you like a rollin’ stone
And if I have it my way, Lord, when I go
I’ll go on this home sweet highway

Home sweet highway, oh won’t you roll
And I’ll ride with you like a rollin’ stone
If I have it my way, Lord, when I go
I’ll go on this home sweet highway

If I have it my way, Lord, when I go
I’ll go on this home sweet highway
On this home, home sweet highway

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