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Ashley Monroe | The Blade Tour (Limited Seating Available)

at City Winery Nashville, Nashville TN

Nov 20
Ashley Monroe | The Blade Tour (Limited Seating Available)

When it comes to country music, Ashley Monroe has a deep-seated fear — that she won’t feel a damn thing. For the Tennessee-born singer, whose passion for traditional country is matched only by her gift for crisp, clever songwriting, music has to elicit a palpable response. Monroe is convinced that country fans have a similar reaction and also seek something meaningful in their music. So when she sat down to write her new album The Blade, released on Warner Music Nashville, she committed herself to finding songs that would make both her and her audience cry, laugh, think and, metaphorically, bleed.

Out now, The Blade is the follow-up to 2013’s critically acclaimed Like a Rose, which included the sublime — and alternatingly bawdy and poignant — singles “Weed Instead of Roses,” “You Got Me” and the title track. The album was named the top country record of that year by Billboard, Rolling Stone and The New York Times, and helped recognize Monroe as one of the genre’s most respected talents. She’s performed with artists ranging from the Raconteurs and Train to Wanda Jackson and Blake Shelton, and is an indispensable component of the acclaimed trad-country trio Pistol Annies.

With The Blade, Monroe views the album as Like a Rose’s Chapter 2, but says she’s a much more direct person than she was when writing that project.

Produced by Vince Gill and Justin Niebank, who also oversaw Like a Rose, the new album features soulful lead single “On to Something Good,” written with Barry Dean and Luke Laird. Driven by a Muscle Shoals backbeat, the song is Monroe at her most upbeat. Which surprises even her.

Still, Monroe has not completely lightened up — and thank God, for that. Encompassing 13 tracks, The Blade explores all manners of lost love, failed dreams and harsh revelations. “There are some stone-cold country songs on here that are about as sad as you can get, and a little bit of darkness too,” Monroe admits. The deceptively gorgeous ballad “Bombshell,” for instance, is about ripping off life’s proverbial Band-Aids.

ADMISSION INFO

$20 General Admission

    Official Website

INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

Additional time info:

This is a general admission show with a very limited number of seats available.  Seating will be first come, first served and the rest of the room will be standing room only.

6:00 PM Doors/ 8:00 PM Start/ Ends 9:30 PM Appx

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

City Winery Nashville

609 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN 37203

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