Ashley Monroe on tour in support of critically-acclaimed album “Like a Rose” (from the mailbag)

Ashley monroe like a rose(iTunes/Amazon)

Well this certainly isn't going to help ease fans' fears that the Pistol Annies have split up or are on the way to doing just that.

From a press release:

Country singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe hit the road last week in support of her critically-acclaimed album Like A Rose, which was co-produced by Vince Gill and Justin Niebank. As the only artist to have two albums featured in Rolling Stone's "Best Albums of 2013: Mid-Year Report" with both Like A Rose and Pistol Annie's Annie Up, Monroe's solo country album is one of the most highly praised releases of 2013. Monroe exclaims, "Wow!!! Being in Rolling Stone's "Best Albums" list one time exceeds my wildest dreams. To have two albums on the list is beyond humbling. I couldn't feel more honored."

Monroe began her tour with multi-platinum band Train on the "Mermaids of Alcatraz" tour. During the 25-date run, Monroe will join Pat Monahan to sing their duet of the band's current hit single "Bruises," followed by a performance of her own material. Later this fall, Monroe will join Grammy-nominated Atlantic artist Hunter Hayes on the "CMT On Tour: Hunter Hayes Let's Be Crazy" tour, running through the end of the year. She recently performed with Hayes at a sold-out New York City Webster Hall show, followed by a solo performance for MTV's Online Music Awards. Last month Monroe was also featured singing alongside Willie Nelson for CMT Crossroads: Willie Nelson & Friends from Third Man Records.

Like A Rose features nine songs all co-written by Monroe, having worked with many of Nashville's A-list songwriters, including legendary Hall of Famer Guy Clark, Liz Rose, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna and her co-producer Vince Gill. Monroe, who at only 26 years old, has been writing and recording music for more than half of her life, attracting kudos along the way from some of music's finest contemporaries such as Dolly Parton and Jack White. At times her songs are dead serious, at others utterly hilarious, but always Monroe is an original with a compelling story to share. She explains, "This album is 100% me. If you want to get to know me, just listen to all of the songs on Like A Rose and you'll know all of the sides of me."



11 – Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live Amphitheatre

12 – Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live

13 – Darien Lake, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

14 – Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

17 – Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center

18 – Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

19 – Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center

20 – Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre

21 – Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

23 – Wantagh, NY Nikon At Jones Beach

24 – Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center

27 – Mansfield, MA Comcast Center

28 – Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

30 – Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

31 – Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood


2 – Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

3 – Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion

4 – Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater

6 – Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater

7 – Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion

9 – Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

10 – Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre

11 – San Francisco, CA America's Cup Pavilion

13 – Ridgefield, WA Sleep Country Amphitheater

14 – Auburn, WA White River Amphitheater



10 – Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Auditorium-Coliseum

11 – Savannah, GA Johnny Mercer Theatre

12 – Columbia, SC South Carolina State Fair

17 – Atlanta, GA The Fox Theatre Atlanta

18 – Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium

19 – Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium

24 – Muncie, IN Emens Auditorium

25 – Rosemont, IL Rosemont Theatre

26 – Louisville, KY The Louisville Palace Theater


1 – Birmingham, AL BJCC Concert Hall

2 – Greensboro, NC War Memorial Auditorium

8 – Evansville, IN The Aiken Theatre at the Centre

9 – Cleveland, OH State Theatre at PlayhouseSquare

10 – Detroit, MI Fox Theatre

14 – Saint Louis, MO Fox Theatre

15 – Sioux City, IA Orpheum Theatre

16 – Omaha, NE Orpheum Theatre

20 – Lafayette, LA Heymann Performing Arts Center

22 – Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

23 – Tulsa, OK Brady Theatre


4 – Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre

5 – Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre

6 – Kansas City, MO The Midland by AMC

7 – Kansas City, MO The Midland by AMC