Ashley Monroe Gives Wings To New Project ‘Sparrow’ In April

Credit: Hannah Burton

Ashley Monroe is set to release her fourth album on Warner Music Nashville, Sparrow, on April 20. The project, a followup to her Grammy-nominated LP The Blade, was produced by Dave Cobb in Nashville’s RCA Studio A and inspired in part by some turmoil and emotions from Monroe’s childhood that bubbled to the surface. “I knew I wanted to work with Dave,” Monroe says. “All of his records are consistently awesome and classic, timeless, old and new all in one.”

After losing her father when she was young, Monroe and her mother grappled with defining their new roles in his absence. Through the songs she and some of her closest collaborators, including Brendan Benson and Waylon Payne, penned, Monroe and Cobb turned the experiences into moody, orchestral recordings that explore all sides of a fully formed woman unashamed of her scars.

Monroe released the music video for the project’s first single, “Hands On You,” today.



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