On Friday (July 5), 3x-GRAMMY nominated artist Ashley Monroe released her new single ‘Hot Rod Pipe Dream‘. Co-written with her longtime collaborator Brendan Benson and co-produced by Monroe and GRAMMY-winner Gena Johnson, the sun soaked summer anthem continues Monroe’s sonic expansion that began with 2021’s Rosegold.

About the new single, Monroe explains: “I wrote ‘Hot Rod Pipe Dream’ with Brendan Benson a few years ago, and it’s honestly one of my favorite songs I’ve ever written. We brought together all the best summer, rock n’ roll, beach boy lovin’ vibes we could muster up and turned it into a musical feeling that brought us both undeniable joy. Then we took those same vibes to the recording studio, and I couldn’t be more excited to finally release this song. It’s different from anything else I’ve ever done, but it stands out as something special to me. And of course, what’s summer without a hot rod pipe dream?”

Hot Rod Pipe Dream‘ follows the release of ‘Risen Road‘, a cover of Fred Eaglesmith’s ‘I Like Trains‘, and her late 2023 single ‘Over Everything‘ which Billboard called “Airy, understated and clear-eyed, the song is lifted by the quiet assuredness in Monroe’s vocal.” Monroe’s recent work has been met with praise by American SongwriterCMTStereogum, and People Magazine, who interviewed Monroe about her musical “fresh start.”

Earlier this year, Monroe performed her first headline show in Nashville since 2015, and just recently announced she will be performing at AmericanaFest 2024 following a UK tour supporting Little Big Town on their “Friends of Mine” tour. Find a full list of tour dates below or visit her website.

Over the past two years, Monroe has remained busy writing and collaborating, most recently appearing on Ben Chapman’s single ‘Is It Ever Really Gone’ and co-writing Miranda Lambert and Leon Bridges’ ‘If You Were Mine’. 

Her critically-acclaimed 2021 album Rosegold received praise from Rolling StoneThe Nashville SceneNo Depression, VulturePaste MagazineGarden & GunStereogumPitchfork and many more. In their 2021 Best Albums of the Year coverage Vulture proclaimed, “Monroe continues to refine her talents as a writer and a vocalist while expanding her artistic palette in a batch of songs that slides from synth-pop to spectral, psychedelic R&B to gothic pop to lush, orchestral balladry to muted country rock.”

Tour Dates:

Sept 10 – Manchester, UK – The Bridgewater Hall #

Sept 11 – Bristol, UK – Bristol Beacon #

Sept 12 – Cambridge, UK – Cambridge Corn Exchange #

Sept 14 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK – O2 City Hall Newcastle #

Sept 16 – London, UK – Eventim Apollo #

Sept 17 – Birmingham, UK – Symphony Hall #

Sept 19 – Glasgow, UK – SEC Armadillo #

Sept 17-21 – Nashville, TN – AmericanaFest

# – supporting Little Big Town

Ashley Monroe: 
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