Monroe has "Hot Rod Pipe Dream"
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Monroe has "Hot Rod Pipe Dream"

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 – Ashley Monroe will release her new single, "Hot Rod Pipe Dream," on Friday.

Co-written with her longtime collaborator Brendan Benson and co-produced by Monroe and Gena Johnson, the song continues Monroe's sonic expansion that began with 2021's "Rosegold" album.

A member of Pistol Annies, Monroe has veered away from country in recent years.

"I wrote 'Hot Rod Pipe Dream' with Brendan Benson a few years ago, and it's honestly one of my favorite songs I've ever written," Monroe said. "We brought together all the best summer, rock n' roll, beach boy lovin' vibes we could muster up and turned it into a musical feeling that brought us both undeniable joy. Then, we took those same vibes to the recording studio, and I couldn't be more excited to finally release this song. It's different from anything else I've ever done, but it stands out as something special to me. And of course, what's summer without a hot rod pipe dream?"

The song follows the release of "Risen Road," a cover of Fred Eaglesmith's "I Like Trains," and her late 2023 single "Over Everything."

Earlier this year, Monroe performed her first headline show in Nashville since 2015, and just recently announced she will be performing at AmericanaFest 2024 following a United Kingdom tour supporting Little Big Town on their "Friends of Mine" tour.

Over the past two years, Monroe has remained busy writing and collaborating, most recently appearing on Ben Chapman's single "Is It Ever Really Gone" and co-writing Miranda Lambert and Leon Bridges' "If You Were Mine."

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