Ashley Monroe is an American country singer-songwriter born on Sep 10, 1986 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
As the release of album “Like a Rose” on March 5, 2013, Ashley Monroe did what she wants to. Ashley Monroe is an American country singer-songwriter born on Sep 10, 1986 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Talented Monroe loves music when she was a child who had ever won a singing competition in Pigeon Forge and has rock roots very early. Then Ashley Monroe received a record deal with Warner Bros. There were two solo singles "Satisfied" and "I Don't Want To" of her on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
And Ashley Monroe is best known as Hippie Annie, one fringe-dressed third of the country supergroup the Pistol Annies. Thanks to the success of the Pistol Annies, Monroe finally has a new label and a new sophomore album “Like a Rose” that co-produced by Vince Gill, the country and bluegrass singer-guitarist who's spent recent years collaborating with and showcasing other artists.
1. Have you ever written anything other than songs, like short stories?
I make up stories in my head all the time but I've never written them down. But I write a lot of story songs. Any song I'm singing, I sort of see it like a movie in my head. That's why a lot of times I close my eyes when I'm singing. I've had people tell me before, "Open your eyes." I do, but sometimes when I'm so deep in a song, like "Morning After," when I'm singing it, it almost physically hurts because I feel it so much and I see the same scene in my head every time. So if you see be closing my eyes, it's because I'm living it.
2. Is it ever tough for you to write so honestly?
Now it's actually harder not to. Once you get everything out of your head about what everybody else is going to think, will radio play it -- and I hope they do, I really do -- once you shed all of that and just be who you are, that's who I am. That's taken a lot of growing up. I've come into myself musically and as a woman and I hope to keep growing. If you don't grow, you die.
3. What do you think you've learned about yourself in the time between your last record and this record?
One thing I learned was in watching the audience reaction to the Pistol Annies. It reassured me that it's OK to talk about honest things. They're like me, they want to hear it. I've grown up a lot in many ways; I'm not a little girl anymore. But I've also learned that my dreams are coming true and any time I complain about too much going on, I just have to remind myself that this is what I wanted and I couldn't do anything else ever in the whole world but this. So I really hope it works. But if this one doesn't, I'll keep going.
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