‘Like a Rose’ Ashley Monroe
You Aint Dolly (And You Aint Porter), a single from Ashley Monroes album, Like a Rose, finds her trading tongue-in-cheek lines with country star Blake Shelton on a witty duet soaked in Nashville traditions.
Despite what the lyrics contend, Monroe shares many traits with Dolly Parton. She comes from a struggling family in East Tennessee. She sings in a fetching, tender-yet-strong warble. She writes story-songs steeped in real-life drama, yet with a sunny underpinning. And she has a natural, down-home charisma that shines through on everything she does.
A member of the Pistol Annies, Monroes big-name supporters are many: Vince Gill co-produced her album and shes already collaborated with Jason Aldean, Ronnie Dunn, Wanda Jackson, Ricky Skaggs, Jack White, Dwight Yoakam and the rock band Train. No wonder Like a Rose has the audacious sound of a newcomer whose talent is already in full bloom.