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Ashley Monroe rejects typical mainstream country to explore life in all of its complexity

Singer and songwriter Ashley Monroe has built a career with one foot deep inside Nashville orthodoxy as a member of Pistol Annies (with Miranda Lambert and Angaleena Presley) and a Warner Bros. solo artist, and the other staunchly outside of the middle-of-the-road sentimentality typical of mainstream country. Monroe made her latest album, Sparrow, with de rigueur producer Dave Cobb, who’s helped fashion a rich blend of countrypolitan gloss with sleek soul undercurrents.

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Outlaws & Armadillos Concert: See Photos of Jason Isbell, Jamey Johnson

Ashley Monroe performed "Help Me Make It Through the Night" with songwriter Waylon Payne, whose mother Sammi Smith had a hit with the Kris Kristofferson-penned song in 1971.

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Ashley Monroe Talks 'Sparrow,' Eminem, Pistol Annies & More

From writing songs about her dog to showing a sexier side in her music, the East Tennessee singer/songwriter blazes a new trail on her fourth LP

You might not recognize Ashley Monroe's new album, Sparrow, right away — at least not until her unmistakable voice delivers the first few words 12 seconds into the opening track, "Orphan." Monroe made a sharp left turn on her fourth full-length album, honing in on total honesty and sensuality in her songs and teaming up with GRAMMY-winning producer Dave Cobb to add an extra layer of gorgeous strings, roomy glue and heart-worn grit to her unmistakably

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ASHLEY MONROE'S NEW ALBUM SPARROW NOW STREAMING VIA NPR MUSIC FIRST LISTEN

Dave Cobb-Produced LP Available 4/20 via Warner Music Nashville

Album Release Show at Rough Trade NYC on 4/24

Credit: Hannah Burton
NASHVILLE, TN – (April 12, 2018) – In advance of its 4/20 release, Ashley Monroe's new album Sparrow is now streaming in its entirety via NPR Music's First Listen. The album, her fourth, was produced by Dave Cobb and recorded in Nashville's historic RCA Studio A.

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