Acclaimed Nashville performer Ashley Monroe recently visited the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, where she created live-in-studio recordings of select songs from her recent album The Blade. Today, Monroe premiered the performance for her song “If The Devil Don’t Want Me” from those sessions exclusively on her Facebook page.
The song is a fan favorite from Monroe’s universally praised album The Blade, produced by Vince Gill and Justin Niebank. Monroe earned a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album for the album, as well as another for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for her No. 1 duet with Blake Shelton, “Lonely Tonight.”
The Blade, which shot to No. 1 on the iTunes Country Chart upon release, has been named to several Best of year end lists, including NPR, Rolling Stone, TIME, PopMatters and Paste. TIME gushed, “Ashley Monroe commands the spotlight: She’s got a sweet, yet steadfast voice that brings to mind the coo of Dolly Parton, and her whip-smart lyrics quickly reveal she’s nobody’s fool… The Blade [is] a razor-sharp collection of newly minted, yet classic, country,” while NPR declared, “The Blade is virtuosic on so many levels, from the wide and deep emotional intelligence of the songwriting to the way it traverses styles, showing her well-cultivated grasp of Glen Campbellesque pop and bluegrass, vanilla pop and serious torch and twang.”
For more information about Monroe, please visit www.AshleyMonroe.com or www.facebook.com/ashleymonroemusic. Be sure to follow @ashleymonroe on Twitter and @ashleymonroemusic on Instagram.
Here’s a favorite of mine from #TheBlade: “If The Devil Don’t Want Me” live from the historic Sun Studios!
Posted by Ashley Monroe on Tuesday, February 9, 2016