Monroe sets second album
Monday, May 4, 2015
– Ashley Monroe will release her second album on July 24.
No title has been set for her Warner Brothers Records release. Monroe's close friend and mentor Vince Gill and Justin Niebank, the team that helmed her 2013 debut, produced again.
The video for her first single, "On to Something Good," premieres today exclusively through CMT broadcast and NPR online. The Rachel McDonald-directed piece, which was filmed in Nashville, reflects the upbeat outlook and stylish approach of the song, written by Monroe with Barry Dean and Luke Laird.
Monroe recently celebrated her first number one at country radio, the "Lonely Tonight" duet with Blake Shelton.
Monroe, who is also one-third of Pistol Annies, is touring with Rascal Flatts and Little Big Town this summer.
The track listing is:
1. On To Something Good
2. I Buried Your Love Alive
4. The Weight Of The Load
5. The Blade
6. Winning Streak
7. From Time To Time
8. If Love Was Fair
9. Has Anybody Ever Told You
11. The Devil Don't Want Me
13. Good At Leavin'
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