Ashley Monroe Celebrates Release at SXSW

(L-R): Mark Robinson, VP Business Affairs, WMN; Justin Luffman, VP Brand Management, WMN; Ashley Monroe; John Grady, Manager, Crush Management; and Tree Paine, SVP Publicity, WMN

Pictured at SXSW. (L-R): Mark Robinson, VP Business Affairs, WMN; Justin Luffman, VP Brand Management, WMN; Ashley Monroe; John Grady, Manager, Crush Management; and Tree Paine, SVP Publicity, WMN

Ashley Monroe’s Warner Bros. solo debut entered the country sales chart at No. 10 today (March 13) with sales of 11k units. She celebrated the release of Like A Rose with a string of performances at SXSW in Austin, TX. Monroe performed last night to an excited crowd at the MTV/VH1/CMT Edge Stage, and made an appearance at The Warner Sound Stage earlier today. She will perform Friday, March 15 at the BMI Acoustic Brunch and the Crush Management Showcase at Vice Bar.

Monroe and Leno

Monroe and Leno

On Monday night (March 11) Monroe made the national TV premiere of her current single “Like A Rose” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. See the video here.

The critically-acclaimed Like A Rose, produced by 20-time Grammy award-winner Vince Gill and Justin Niebank, features songs written by Monroe and many of Nashville’s A-list tunesmiths.

Monroe has another new album in the hopper as part of trio Pistol Annies with bandmates Miranda Lambert and Angaleena Presley. Annie Up will be released May 7 via Sony Music Nashville and the lead single “Hush, Hush” was shipped to radio this week.

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