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Like a Rose
     

Like a Rose

by Ashley Monroe
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/05/2013
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624946144
catalogNumber:
533994
Rank:
24739

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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 Roads   Background Vocals
Philip Sweet   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Guy Clark   Composer
John Grady   Management
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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