In a world where female voices are needed more than ever, Ashley McBryde brings her bourbon-soaked sound to country music in a refreshingly raw way. From gritty vocals to twangy guitars, McBryde is everything you love about traditional country music ... and definitely an artist you need to know.

McBryde may be a new name to many, but she's been part of the country music world for over 10 years now. She released her first EP in 2006 and has been writing and playing ever since. Her hard work has paid off more than once, earning her opening slots for everyone from Wynonna Judd to Chris Stapleton to Willie Nelson.

But these days, with the release of her latest single, "A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega," more of the country music community is finally starting to take note as well. The honky-tonk ballad about heartbreak and hard times caught country radio by storm, helped McBryde land a major-label record deal and provides an enticing preview of what's to come when McBryde releases her debut studio album, Girl Going Nowhere, at the end of March.

Click through the photo gallery below to learn five fun facts about McBryde. You can find "A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega" on iTunes, and learn even more about her on her official website.