Ashley Monroe, a member of the Pistol Annies, will release her new solo album, Like a Rose, to digital outlets on December 18. A physical album will follow on January 22. Ashley made the album with Vince Gill in the producer's chair, and the set includes a song co-written with Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild. Blake Shelton also joins Ashley for a duet on the song "You Ain't Dolly (And You Ain't Porter)."
Fans who listen to Like a Rose will notice a live quality to the music. The music was recorded with the band playing in a circle and Ashley performing her vocals on the spot.
"Everyone put everything we had into the songs," Ashley says. "There was a buzz in the room. We all had fun -- it felt like a big old family, the way records used to be made.”
Ashley isn't slowing down after completing Like a Rose though. Her Pistol Annies band mate Miranda Lambert tweeted Monday, " Today we start record number 2 for @PistolAnnies! Can't wait till y'all hear this stuff!"
I've been a fan of Ashley's for YEARS and love her music with the Annies, but another solo album is even better! Her voice is so angelic and there is so much emotion exuding from her when she sings...I get lost in her music.
Here are a couple of Ashley's older songs you may enjoy...