Ashley Monroe – 10 Random Questions

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Ashley Monroe is widely known for her part in the trio girl band Pistol Annies with members Miranda Lambert and Angaleena Presley. However, she has been performing music since she was just a kid.

Monroe was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. As a pre-teen she moved to Nashville to pursue her music. After only a year she was offered a publishing deal as a songwriter. In 2006, she released a duet titled "I Don't Want To" with the legendary Ronnie Dunn. The single did fairly well. Monroe also co-wrote Jason Aldean's "The Truth" and Miranda Lambert's "Heart Like Mine." She is one of Nashville's greatest songwriter's.

In March of 2013, she released her album "Like A Rose" via Warner Bros. Nashville to critical acclaim. The album was produced by Vince Gill.

Monroe has a classic country sound and a fire that comes to life when she sings. She is what real country music is made of.

1. At what age did you know you wanted to pursue music?

Always. As soon as I could talk I was singing.

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Chris Stapleton sends an open letter to Tom Petty for criticizing modern country music

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Tom Petty made his bold, controversial opinion known regarding the state of modern country music in a recent interview with industry publication Rolling Stone (see his statements below). In response, singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton, whose recent "What Are You Listening To?" single is making headway at country radio, responded by sharing an open letter to Petty on his Facebook.

"I think it's safe to say most modern country artists, including me, would list you as an influence," Stapleton began his note. "Your recent comments lead me to believe you see room for improvement in modern country music. I, for one, would like to see you put you money where your mouth is in a tangible way."

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