Album Spotlight: Ashley Monroe, ‘Like a Rose’ – ToC Critic’s Pick
No one does anguish quite like Ashley Monroe. On her new album, 'Like a Rose,' the singer redefines bittersweet for a country music audience that is still very much learning her name. Her sorrow comes sprinkled with just a teaspoon of sugar when she's at her best. One finds hope in th…
Ashley Monroe Booked for SXSW 2013
SXSW is just around the corner, set to invade Austin, Texas later this month. As part of the music conference, top artists that get played on Viacom properties like MTV, VH1 and CMT will perform at the 'Live in Austin' event -- among them country's Ashley Monroe.
Ashley Monroe, Blake Shelton Trade Barbs in ‘You Ain’t Dolly (And You Ain’t Porter)’
Miranda Lambert's Pistol Annies bandmate Ashley Monroe is branching out on her own with her solo effort 'Like a Rose,' out on March 5. But she is doing so with a little help. Monroe made use Lambert's husband Blake Shelton for a duet on the throwback song 'You Ain't Dol…
Jake Owen vs. Train (Feat. Ashley Monroe) – The Showdown
Congratulations to Kip Moore and his new hit song 'Hey Pretty Girl' for a fifth straight Showdown win on Wednesday. This means Moore joins a select group of artists with songs in the Showdown Hall of Fame, and two new challengers will square off today and tonight on Taste of Country …
Ashley Monroe and Producer Vince Gill Preview ‘Like a Rose’ in Nashville
Rising country star Ashley Monroe and her co-producer Vince Gill offered a group of Nashville journalists an exclusive sneak preview of her upcoming solo album 'Like a Rose' in Nashville on Monday night (Jan. 14), giving a personal glimpse into the creation of a record that is likely to ap…
The Henningsens vs. Train – The Showdown
Country newcomers the Henningsens may not have as many fans as superstars like Miranda Lambert and Darius Rucker -- yet -- but their faithful followers continue to step up in a big way. Yesterday and last night on Taste of Country Nights radio the trio's single 'American Beautiful' topped Rucker's '…
Train (Feat. Ashley Monroe), ‘Bruises’ – Song Review
Train's collaboration with Pistol Annie Ashley Monroe feels random, but the marriage of two very different vocal styles makes 'Bruises' a captivating listen. The forever sympathetic Monroe was a perfect choice for this class reunion-type song. While it might not be the official reason…
Pistol Annies Begin Work on Second Album
New music is on the way from Pistol Annies, according to the group's most recognizable member. Miranda Lambert took to her official Twitter account this week to share the news that the 'Takin' Pills' trio is back in the studio working on their sophomore album.
Pistol Annies’ Ashley Monroe Books Release Date for New Solo Album
Singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe is stepping into the spotlight spawned by her work with Pistol Annies to shine a little on her own. Hippie Annie, as she's known in the group, is releasing her very first solo album on Warner Music Nashville.
Ashley Monroe, ‘Like a Rose’ – Song Review
The sanguine melody of Ashley Monroe's new bluegrass-tinged song 'Like a Rose' runs counter to the sad (at first) story the singer tells. This conflict makes her new recording one you may find on repeat for reasons you can't quite explain. It's beautiful in a tragic way.