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Like A Rose Named Rolling Stone's Best Country Album of 2013

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.

With one of the most critically-acclaimed albums of 2013, Ashley Monroe’s Like A Rose has garnered reviews from The Washington Post saying “Ashley Monroe’s Like A Rose is the first great album of the year,” Associated Press who raves “…Like A Rose has the audacious sound of a newcomer whose talent is already in full bloom,” USA Today gave it 4 out of 4 stars and NPR says “The high lonesome sound of Ashley Monroe's Tennessee voice in Like A Rose serves as a clear signal that she's working within a tradition that extends back well beyond her twenty-something years on Earth.” Monroe will perfo

Ashley Monroe’s critically-acclaimed solo debut album, Like A Rose, which debuted Top-10 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, was released this week to vinyl and is available for purchase here as part of a special bundle in celebration of Record Store Day on April 20th (bundle details below). Fans visiting AshleyMonroe.com on April 20th will get a free download of “Weed Instead of Roses” and the special 4/20 bundle is available for free shipping through April 30th.

Palladia will premiere a one hour compilation program from the SXSW Artist’s Showcase featuring content that is currently streaming on the digital platforms. MTV/CMT/VH1 Presents: Live In Austin premieres tomorrow night, Friday April 19 at 9P EST, with an encore at Midnight EST. The Palladia set list is below. Craig Spain and The Content Group produced/edited the Palladia program.

MTV/CMT/VH1 PRESENTS: LIVE IN AUSTIN

ACT 1
Jim James – A New Life
Elle King – Good to Be a Man
Ashley Monroe – Weed Instead of Roses
Guards – Silver Lining

**Update (4/10/2013): Unfortunately, Ashley Monroe is under the weather and we will be rescheduling her Live From Music Square appearance for April 29. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope everyone can tune in then!**

Warner Music Nashville artists and friends celebrated after an exciting Academy of Country Music Awards show that included two world premieres from Blake Shelton and Hunter Hayes as well as stellar performances from Sheryl Crow, Jana Kramer and Ashley Monroe.

Ashley Monroe kicked off SXSW performing for a packed house Tuesday night at the Empire Control Room in Austin, TX! While kept to a short 30 minute set, Ashley played numerous songs from her new album, such as "Monroe Suede," "Like A Rose," and "Used."

Ashley is scheduled to play again at SXSW on Friday, March 15 at Vice Bar!

In case you missed it, Ashley Monroe performed her single, "Like A Rose," on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night!

CLICK HERE to watch the performance!

Ashley Monroe released her new album 'Like A Rose' last week to killer reviews, and it even reached a high of #6 on the iTunes Top Albums Chart! Check out a few of the reviews below and make sure to head to iTunes to grab the album right now.

"…one of the best traditional country albums in quite some time." - Billboard.com

"This should be a big year for Monroe… she sings like she’s already lived at least two of her lifetimes." - Washington Post

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