Ashley Monroe

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Even Country Music Is Ready for Marijuana Legalization

    It has been rough and rocky traveling for cannabis cowboys for most of the 40 years since "Me and Paul," the hounded-by-the-Man classic in which Willie Nelson tipped off like-minded longhairs to the presence of narcs in Laredo. "If you're staying in a motel there," he warned dryly, "don't leave noth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    The Best Country Albums of 2013

    The most frequent complaint non-country listeners make about today's Nashville is that the music doesn't sound like it used to. That's true. But it's not that the hitmakers have abandoned their base -- it's that they've annexed the audiences abandoned by rock when rock went crabby after Nirvana. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Hunter Hayes - Webster Hall - 6/18/13

    Hunter Hayes w/ Ashley Monroe and Striking Matches Webster Hall Tuesday, June 18 Better Than: The shows my band was playing when I was his age. It can be tough playing a two-hour headlining set when you only have one album to your name—at one point you might have to play a couple of the snooz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Blake Shelton Wants to Nail You in a Nice-Guy Sort Of Way: Rating the Top Country Hits

    Every couple weeks, we take a hard listen to the music in which millions of Americans soak. Questions raised by this round of top country music singles: Did you know country stations are the only radio home for new songs (like Blake Shelton's) built on Babyface-style slow-bump R&B heartbeat rhythms ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Ashley Monroe and Kacey Musgraves: A New Crop of Country Divas Have a Need for Weed

    By Kelly Dearmore This week -- yesterday, in fact -- the Golden, Texas native Kacey Musgraves finally releases her eagerly-awaited debut album, Same Trailer, Different Park. Indeed, it's fitting that she's from a town named Golden, as the new album is but the most recent example of some serious Sol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    This Week's Five Best Concerts: Pistol Annies, Thrill Jockey, Austra, And More

    If you're thumbing through the print edition (God bless your soul), it's hard to miss the three pages of recommended events that open the issue. Because the internet makes those a little less obvious, here are our five picks for concerts this week. Tomorrow, the Pistol Annies come to Midtown's Term ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 12, 2012


    Pistol Annies fire up Terminal 5