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Ashley Monroe On Tour In Support Of Critically-Acclaimed Album ‚ÄúLike A Rose‚ÄĚ

Posted by Kristina Burton on 07/18/2013
Country singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe hit the road last week in support of her critically-acclaimed album Like A Rose, which was co-produced by Vince Gill and Justin Niebank. As the only artist to have two albums featured in Rolling Stone’s “Best Albums of 2013: Mid-Year Report” with both Like A Rose and Pistol Annie’s Annie Up, Monroe’s solo country album is one of the most highly praised releases of 2013. Monroe exclaims, “Wow!!! Being in Rolling Stone’s “Best Albums” list one time exceeds my wildest dreams. To have two albums on the list is beyond humbling. I couldn’t feel more honored.”
    Rolling Stone named Monroe “One of Nashville’s newest hitmakers,” “Best Albums of 2013: Mid-Year Report,” (4/5 stars)
    People Magazine named Like A Rose “One of the 10 Best (so far)”
    The Washington Post called Like A Rose “the first great album of the year”
    USA Today gave Like A Rose 4/4 stars
    Associated Press raved, “Like A Rose has the audacious sound of a newcomer whose talent is already in full bloom”
    NPR’s Country Music’s Year of The Woman feature, called Monroe “an important voice in the new wave of female empowerment in Nashville”
Monroe began her tour with multi-platinum band Train on the Mermaids of Alcatraz tour. During the 25-date run, Monroe will join Pat Monahan to sing their duet of the band’s current hit single “Bruises,” followed by a performance of her own material. Later this fall, Monroe will join Grammy-nominated Atlantic artist Hunter Hayes on the CMT On Tour: Hunter Hayes Let’s Be Crazy tour, running through the end of the year. She recently performed with Hayes at a sold-out New York City Webster Hall show, followed by a solo performance for MTV’s Online Music Awards. Last month Monroe was also featured singing alongside Willie Nelson for CMT Crossroads: Willie Nelson & Friends from Third Man Records.
Like A Rose features nine songs all co-written by Monroe, having worked with many of Nashville’s A-list songwriters, including legendary Hall of Famer Guy Clark, Liz Rose, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna and her co-producer Vince Gill. Monroe, who at only 26 years old, has been writing and recording music for more than half of her life, attracting kudos along the way from some of music’s finest contemporaries such as Dolly Parton and Jack White. At times her songs are dead serious, at others utterly hilarious, but always Monroe is an original with a compelling story to share. She explains, "This album is 100% me. If you want to get to know me, just listen to all of the songs on Like A Rose and you'll know all of the sides of me."
11 – Virginia Beach, VA          Farm Bureau Live Amphitheatre
12 – Bristow, VA                     Jiffy Lube Live
13 – Darien Lake, NY             Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
14 – Toronto, ON                    Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
17 – Cleveland, OH                Blossom Music Center
18 – Clarkston, MI                  DTE Energy Music Theatre
19 – Noblesville, IN                 Klipsch Music Center
20 – Kansas City, MO             Starlight Theatre
21 – Tinley Park, IL                 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
23 – Wantagh, NY                  Nikon At Jones Beach
24 – Camden, NJ                   Susquehanna Bank Center
27 – Mansfield, MA                 Comcast Center
28 – Holmdel, NJ                    PNC Bank Arts Center
30 – Charlotte, NC                  Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
31 – Atlanta, GA                     Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
2 – Woodlands, TX                 The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
3 – Dallas, TX                         Gexa Energy Pavilion
4 – Austin, TX                         Austin360 Amphitheater
6 – Albuquerque, NM              Isleta Amphitheater
7 – Phoenix, AZ                      Desert Sky Pavilion
9 – Irvine, CA                          Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
10 – Sacramento, CA             Sleep Train Amphitheatre
11 – San Francisco, CA         America’s Cup Pavilion
13 – Ridgefield, WA                Sleep Country Amphitheater
14 – Auburn, WA                    White River Amphitheater
10 – Knoxville, TN                  Knoxville Civic Auditorium-Coliseum
11 – Savannah, GA                Johnny Mercer Theatre
12 – Columbia, SC                 South Carolina State Fair
17 – Atlanta, GA                     The Fox Theatre Atlanta
18 – Nashville, TN                  Ryman Auditorium
19 – Nashville, TN                  Ryman Auditorium
24 – Muncie, IN                      Emens Auditorium
25 – Rosemont, IL                  Rosemont Theatre
26 – Louisville, KY                  The Louisville Palace Theater
1 – Birmingham, AL                BJCC Concert Hall
2 – Greensboro, NC               War Memorial Auditorium
8 – Evansville, IN                    The Aiken Theatre at the Centre
9 – Cleveland, OH                  State Theatre at PlayhouseSquare
10 – Detroit, MI                       Fox Theatre
14 – Saint Louis, MO              Fox Theatre
15 – Sioux City, IA                  Orpheum Theatre
16 – Omaha, NE                     Orpheum Theatre
20 – Lafayette, LA                  Heymann Performing Arts Center
22 – Grand Prairie, TX            Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
23 – Tulsa, OK                        Brady Theatre
4 – Minneapolis, MN               Orpheum Theatre
5 – Minneapolis, MN               Orpheum Theatre
6 – Kansas City, MO              The Midland by AMC
7 – Kansas City, MO              The Midland by AMC