Ashley Monroe Named One of the ‘New Troublemakers’ by Rolling Stone
Ashley Monroe has been on the receiving end of quite a few accolades since the release of her solo album, 'Like a Rose.' But perhaps none quite so interesting as the title that has just been conferred upon her by Rolling Stone. The venerable magazine has named Monroe one of its New Troublemakers for 2013.
The magazine cites Monroe's song 'Weed Instead of Roses' as a prime reason why she's earned the new moniker. The song proposes herbal remedies of questionable legality as a possible solution to relationship doldrums, and it's only one of several songs on the album that explore themes well outside what a mainstream Nashville label would normally touch. Monroe is one of the vanguard of female artists in Music City who are writing tell-it-like-it-really-is songs that speak to the real lives of modern women, but she's doing it with a traditional voice.
"I only write about things I know," she humorously says. "I met Willie Nelson the other day, and I was like, 'Man, Willie, you smell incredible.'"
Monroe seems rather proud of the new title. "According to Rolling Stone I'm one of the new troublemakers of 2013..." she posted to Facebook. "Let's just say I know when to stir things up if I need to..."