Send to Friend

Story from Country Music News and Entertainment - CountryHound

%message %body

Ashley Monroe Releases New Single And Music Video for “Weed Instead of Roses”

Posted by Kristina Burton on 09/26/2013
Singer/songwriter Ashley Monroe recently released her new single and music video for “Weed Instead of Roses.” The song is from her critically acclaimed album Like A Rose, co-produced by 20-time GRAMMY award-winner Vince Gill and Justin Niebank, and is available NOW at iTunes for $0.69 through the end of the month.
CMT hosted the world premiere of the music video for “Weed Instead of Roses.” Monroe is one of CMT’s Women of Country and her video debuted across all CMT platforms.
Award-winning director David McClister shot the music video for “Weed Instead of Roses” in Nashville. Ashley says, "I loved David’s idea for this video from the moment I read it. It makes me feel like I’m watching one of my musical heroes on a television show." McClister reflects, “The first time I listened to ‘Weed Instead of Roses,’ I immediately thought of Gram Parsons and the Flying Burrito Brothers. I also wanted to do something performance-driven that was light and fun and not literal. Most importantly, we were able to locate several vintage video cameras from the era (Ikegamis). Using the cameras from the period gave us a look unlike anything currently on television. I wanted our finished video to feel like an artifact from 1971 - an archival piece of video that had been re-discovered from the vaults of a local TV station.”
Monroe is 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. Fans can look forward to Ashley’s soon-to-be-released Tiny Desk Concert (date to be announced) on NPR, which she recently taped in Washington, DC.
See what the critics are saying and why Monroe's solo album is one of country music’s most highly praised releases of 2013:
•               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”
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, only 26-years-old, has been writing and recording music for more than half of her lifetime. Along the way, she has attracted kudos from some of music’s most credible artists, such as Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Sheryl Crow 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."
In October, Monroe will join GRAMMY nominated Atlantic recording artist Hunter Hayes on the CMT On Tour: Hunter Hayes Let’s Be Crazy tour, running through the end of the year.
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
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