Ashley Monroe

Ashley Monroe has become one of the most-respected female singer-songwriters in country music over the course of a long, slow climb in Nashville. She moved to Music City with her mom after her father died of cancer, and scored a songwriting deal when she was 14. She recorded an album titled 'Satisfied' for Sony in 2006, but when two singles failed to have an impact, it was shelved. Monroe made a career for herself as a songwriter and performer, and finally hit the spotlight when she formed Pistol Annies with her longtime friend Miranda Lambert and Angaleena Presley in 2011. After they went on hiatus, she signed with Warner Music Nashville and released the highly-acclaimed 'Like a Rose' album in 2013, working with producer Vince Gill. The follow-up, 2015's 'The Blade,' was also critically hailed, with reviewers praising the winning combination of Monroe's sharp songwriting and angelic voice. Monroe scored her first No. 1 hit in 2015 with "Lonely Tonight," a duet with Blake Shelton. The song was nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Duo/Group Performance.

  • Full Name: Ashley Lauren Monroe
  • Birth Date: Sept. 10, 1986
  • Top Songs: “Lonely Tonight,” “Weed Instead of Roses,” “On to Something Good”
  • Did You Know? Monroe is married to pro ballplayer John Danks.
  • Further Reading: ToC’s Exclusive Interview With Ashley Monroe
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.
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 …
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.
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.

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