Ashley McBryde’s “Light on in the Kitchen” has become an anthem for women and the moms who taught them everything they know.
The song has inspired a sweet tradition between the singer, her mom, Martha, and her aunt, Gloria, based around the lyric, “When you need someone to listen / That’s why I leave the light on in the kitchen.”
McBryde’s mom was also featured in the music video for the song. And the songwriter recounts a funny moment between them, during filming.
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