Monroe goes for "Weed" today
Monday, September 23, 2013
– Ashley Monroe is set to release her new single and music video for Weed Instead of Roses
The song is from her "Like A Rose" CD, co-produced Vince Gill and Justin Niebank.
CMT will host the world premiere of the music video.
Director David McClister shot the music video in Nashville. Monroe said, "I loved David's idea for this video from the moment I read it. It makes me feel like I'm watching one of my musical heroes on a television show."
McClister said, "The first time I listened to Weed Instead of Roses, I immediately thought of Gram Parsons and the Flying Burrito Brothers. I also wanted to do something performance-driven that was light and fun and not literal. Most importantly, we were able to locate several vintage video cameras from the era. Using the cameras from the period gave us a look unlike anything currently on television. I wanted our finished video to feel like an artifact from 1971 - an archival piece of video that had been re-discovered from the vaults of a local TV station."
The disc features nine songs all co-written by Monroe, having worked with many of Nashville's A-list songwriters, including legendary Hall of Famer Guy Clark, Liz Rose, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna and Gill. Monroe, 26, is also one-third of Pistol Annies.
In October, Monroe will join Hunter Hayes on the CMT On Tour: Hunter Hayes Let's Be Crazy tour, running through the end of the year.
Tour dates are:
Oct. 10 - Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Auditorium-Coliseum
Oct. 11 - Savannah, GA Johnny Mercer Theatre
Oct. 12 - Columbia, SC South Carolina State Fair
Oct. 17 - Atlanta, GA The Fox Theatre Atlanta
Oct. 18 - 19 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
Oct. 25 - Rosemont, IL Rosemont Theatre
Oct. 26 - Louisville, KY The Louisville Palace Theater
Nov. 1 - Birmingham, AL BJCC Concert Hall
Nov. 2 - Greensboro, NC War Memorial Auditorium
Nov. 8 - Evansville, IN The Aiken Theatre at the Centre
Nov. 9 - Cleveland, OH State Theatre at PlayhouseSquare
Nov. 10 - Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
Nov. 14 - Saint Louis, MO Fox Theatre
Nov. 15 - Sioux City, IA Orpheum Theatre
Nov. 16 - Omaha, NE Orpheum Theatre
Nov. 20 - Lafayette, LA Heymann Performing Arts Center
Nov. 22 - Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Nov. 23 - Tulsa, OK Brady Theatre
Dec. 4-5 - Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
Dec. 6-7 - Kansas City, MO The Midland by AMC
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