Ashley McBryde Tearfully Recalls Accident 'That Nearly Cost Her Everything'

By Kelly Fisher

November 9, 2022

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Ashley McBryde is opening up about a horse accident “that nearly cost her everything” in an emotional episode of her YouTube series, Made For This. McBryde shared a brief clip of the upcoming episode, which is set to premiere Friday (November 11) at 1 p.m. CT. 

“I don’t know if it was because of how fast she was running. It’s really hard to know, but I leaned a little too far,” McBryde recalled, holding back tears. “Bart said that from his point of view, I didn’t do anything wrong. I didn’t do anything to make it worse. But the fact remains that, according to physics, if you’re going that fast, standing on one leg and leaning that direction, you fall.”

“A year after the tragic horse accident that nearly cost her everything, hear Ashley tell the story of that September day in Montana alongside the friends who experienced it with her,” reads McBryde’s tweet about the upcoming episode.

McBryde also spoke about the “very serious horse accident,” which co-anchor Gayle King asked the singer-songwriter about when she appeared on CBS Mornings last month. McBryde shared during the interview that the accident was “pretty bad. …We didn’t even know the extent of my injuries until all the imaging came back in a little while later. Life-saving measures were taken.”

McBryde added that she grew up riding horses, and it “was not her [the horses] fault.” She visited the horse, Jenny, after the accident “to make sure that I knew I was OK, and to look at Bart and Wendy and Caroline, the people that were there and helped save my life… They put breath into my lungs for me so that I would live.”

It was during that interview that McBryde got a surprise video call from Garth Brooks, who surprised her with an invitation to become an official member of the Grand Ole Opry. McBryde was happy to accept, and her Opry induction is set for December 10.

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