Hear Ashley Monroe Cover John Mellencamp’s ‘Pink Houses’
Ashley Monroe recently released her sophomore country album, The Blade, but now, she's proving that she is capable of taking on other genres ... including '80s rock.
Monroe covered a version of John Mellencamp's 1983 hit "Pink Houses" for Amazon Acoustics, a playlist of acoustic recordings available exclusively to Amazon Prime members. Press play below to hear the cover.
All together, more than 30 artists contributed songs for Amazon Acoustics. The playlist also includes Rodney Crowell, who contributed a new song, "Reckless;" John Hiatt, who sings his own "Dust Down a Country Road;" and Michelle Branch, who covered Radiohead's "Creep," among others.
Monroe's debut single from her new album, "On to Something Good," is currently climbing the charts. The song, she says, was inspired by her romance with her husband, professional baseball player John Danks.
"As cheesy as this might sound, that’s exactly how it felt,” she says of the song's message. “I like that the song is hopeful, and it’s saying, ‘Hey, we’ve all been there. We all know what it’s like to be down and out, but there’s hope if you keep on going. And if you do, you will be on to something good.’”
In addition to serving as the opening act on Miranda Lambert's 2015 Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour, Monroe has also announced that she will embark on her own 2015 The Blade headlining tour, which will kick off on Oct. 1 in Macon, Ga. Dates are available on her website.
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