Like a Rose

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Ashley Monroe spent several years struggling to get heard in Nashville, establishing some behind-the-scenes bona fides by writing songs and singing backing vocals at Jack White's Third Man studios before things started to break her way in a big fashion in 2011, when she teamed with Miranda Lambert and Angaleena Presley as the Pistol Annies. Lambert's star helped sell the trio, but Monroe was a pivotal part of their debut Hell on Heels which, in turn, led to her securing a contract with Warner Nashville, who released Like a Rose early in 2013. Produced by Vince Gill, Like a Rose expertly balances sweet, slightly sad ballads with devilishly funny, modern honky ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Ashley Monroe spent several years struggling to get heard in Nashville, establishing some behind-the-scenes bona fides by writing songs and singing backing vocals at Jack White's Third Man studios before things started to break her way in a big fashion in 2011, when she teamed with Miranda Lambert and Angaleena Presley as the Pistol Annies. Lambert's star helped sell the trio, but Monroe was a pivotal part of their debut Hell on Heels which, in turn, led to her securing a contract with Warner Nashville, who released Like a Rose early in 2013. Produced by Vince Gill, Like a Rose expertly balances sweet, slightly sad ballads with devilishly funny, modern honky tonk, songs where Monroe asks for "Weed Instead of Roses" and trades barbs with Blake Shelton on the diss-duet "You Ain't Dolly." Here, Monroe strikes a tricky balance between satire and sincerity, never quite tipping the scales in favor of novelty, which is a testament to her savviness as a songwriter and a singer. Monroe is enamored with tradition, pushing fiddles to the foreground and sometimes succumbing to the smoky sway of a slow dance at a dancehall, but she's not a retro-singer, she's a modern girl hauling old ways into the present. This blend of contemporary attitudes and classic sounds is insinuating and addictive, particularly because at nine songs, it's too brief -- once it's through, the album practically begs you to start all over again.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/5/2013
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624946144
  • Catalog Number: 533994
  • Sales rank: 2,740

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ashley Monroe Primary Artist
Steve Gibson Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Eric Darken Percussion
Richard Bennett Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Mike Brignardello Bass
Dennis Crouch Upright Bass
Stuart Duncan Fiddle
Paul Franklin Dobro, Steel Guitar
Vince Gill Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Tony Harrell Piano, Accordion
Carl Jackson Background Vocals
John Jarvis Synthesizer, Piano, Hammond B3
Richard Marx Background Vocals
Greg Morrow Drums
Michael Rhodes Bass
Andrea Zonn Background Vocals
Jon Randall Background Vocals
Sonya Isaacs Background Vocals
Wes Hightower Background Vocals
Rebecca Lynn Howard Background Vocals
Little Big Town Background Vocals
Karen Fairchild Background Vocals
Jimi Westbrook Background Vocals
Kimberly Schlapman Background Vocals
Philip Sweet Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Guy Clark Composer
John Grady Management
Jim DeMain Mastering
Vince Gill Composer, Producer
Justin Niebank Producer, Engineer
Drew Bollman Engineer
Jon Randall Composer
Sally Barris Composer
Lori McKenna Composer
Shane McAnally Composer
Karen Fairchild Composer
Katherine Petillo Art Direction
Ashley Monroe Composer
Liz Rose Composer
Jon McElroy Composer
Matt Rausch Engineer
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