Singer songwriter Ashley Monroe, form Knoxville, Tennessee gives us here her second studio album, and a brilliant one it is. I think when her debut album was first released it started off as a whimper more than a bang, and then gradually grew. With this album though the public and critics were ready to take notice, and if you have got or have heard the first album you will know why. Receiving a lot of acclaim this is great to listen to.
Listening to Ms Monroe is slightly reminiscent to listening to a young Dolly Parton, as she has that same twang in her voice, indeed if I remember rightly Dolly’s music has been a big influence on her. It is hard to believe that this little Country bombshell is still only in her late twenties, as some of the songs here and vocalisation sounds like it comes from someone who has lived a bit longer.
I will admit that I absolutely love Ashley’s debut album, but this album has a more refined polished feel to it, and everything gels together that little bit better. If you are into Country music and haven’t heard Ashley Monroe before then it is about time you did, because this girl is bound to be around for years to come.