Great American Country’s Top 10 Albums of 2013

While several conversations this year focused on the struggle that women artists face on the country music charts, female artists delivered some of the best albums of 2013. From Kacey Musgraves to Ashley Monroe and Brandy Clark, it’s been a banner year for female country singers. Gritty realism and emotional honesty marked many of the [...] Read More

Ashley Monroe Finds Her Own Way

By Erin Duvall © 2013 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. Though Ashley Monroe is hardly a newcomer to country music, many fans will hear her for the first time on her own with Like a Rose – her first solo effort since she achieved visibility as a member of Pistol [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Ashley Monroe’s Like A Rose

Known mostly to country music fans as one-third of the all girl outlaw troupe Pistol Annies, Ashley Monroe heads solo this time around with her new project, Like A Rose. Produced by Vince Gill and Justin Niebank (LeAnn Rimes, Vince’s Guitar Slinger), Like A Rose laces stirring traditional country with vivid storytelling and Ashley’s unforgettable [...] Read More

Billboard’s Top 10 Country & Americana Artists to Watch in 2013

The future of country music looks bright. Billboard has released their 10 Artists To Watch in 2013 list, highlighting artists and bands they feel are positioned for a breakout year. Among those named to the list are Ashley Monroe, Kacey Musgraves and Canadian trio High Valley. Ashley Monroe makes up one-third of the Pistol Annies, [...] Read More

Ashley Monroe of Pistol Annies to Release Solo Album December 18

Ashley Monroe, one-third of Pistol Annies, will release her debut solo album, Like A Rose, to digital outlets on December 18. The physical CD will be available at retail stores January 22, 2013. The album has been a long time coming as Ashley has been creating music more than half of her life, earning praise [...] Read More