Ashley Monroe Releases Official Video For New Single « Risen Road »

The GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Ashley Monroe released a new single « Risen Road. » The song was co-produced by Monroe and GRAMMY-winner Gena Johnson, and co-written with her close collaborators Waylon Payne and Brendan Benson.

About the song, Monroe explains: « I wrote ‘Risen Road’ in 2015 with two of my favorite people (and amazing artists) Waylon Payne and Brendan Benson. I wanted to paint an honest picture of what my life was like growing up in East Tennessee. The real life details are the truth and part of my story – lovin’ pain pills and lovin’ Jesus – and making it out alive on the other side. »

« Risen Road » finds Monroe amidst a burst of creative energy, following the March release of a cover of Fred Eaglesmith’s « I Like Trains » and her late 2023 single « Over Everything » which Billboard called « Airy, understated and clear-eyed, the song is lifted by the quiet assuredness in Monroe’s vocal. » Monroe’s recent work has been met with praise by American Songwriter, CMT, Stereogum, and People Magazine, who interviewed Monroe about her musical « fresh start. »

Last month, Monroe performed her first headline show in Nashville since 2015, and just recently announced she will be performing at AmericanaFest 2024 following a UK tour supporting Little Big Town on their « Friends of Mine » tour. Find a full list of tour dates below or visit her website.

Over the past two years, Monroe has remained busy writing and collaborating, most recently appearing on Ben Chapman’s single « Is It Ever Really Gone » and co-writing Miranda Lambert and Leon Bridges’ « If You Were Mine. »

Her critically-acclaimed 2021 album Rosegold received praise from Rolling Stone, The Nashville Scene, No Depression, Vulture, Paste Magazine, Garden & Gun, Stereogum, Pitchfork and many more. In their 2021 Best Albums of the Year coverage Vulture proclaimed, « Monroe continues to refine her talents as a writer and a vocalist while expanding her artistic palette in a batch of songs that slides from synth-pop to spectral, psychedelic R&B to gothic pop to lush, orchestral balladry to muted country rock. »

Tour Dates:
5/31 – Gardnerville, NV – Back Country Festival 2024
9/10 – Manchester, UK – The Bridgewater Hall #
9/11 – Bristol, UK – Bristol Beacon #
9/12 – Cambridge, UK – Cambridge Corn Exchange #
9/14 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK – O2 City Hall Newcastle #
9/16 – London, UK – Eventim Apollo #
9/17 – Birmingham, UK – Symphony Hall #
9/19 – Glasgow, UK – SEC Armadillo #
9/17-21 – Nashville, TN – AmericanaFest
# – supporting Little Big Town