Ashley McBryde’s “One Night Standards,” a forceful, in your face reality check about the modern state of the one-night stand from a woman’s point of view, asserts that it can be just as casual and temporary for her as it is for him.
Singer/songwriter McBryde looks tough and talks tough, as lines like these make perfectly clear:
I don’t even care if you’re here when I wake up
Can’t you just use me like I’m using you?
Country music has a history of songs about empowered women, going back to Kitty Wells’ 1952 “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” which bucked against the double standard that it was OK for a man to cheat, but not for a woman.
Loretta Lynn‘s 1975 “The Pill” shocked the conservative Country music community, and became a national sensation.
“One Night Standards” is charting #35 on the Country format.
McBryde is a Grammy nominee for her album and song “Girl Going Nowhere,” which BoomerMusicUpdate featured over a year ago.