Ashley Monroe's SPARROW Named One of The Best Country Albums of 2018 by Stereogum, The Washington Post & More

Ashley Monroe's SPARROW Named One of The Best Country Albums of 2018 by Stereogum, The Washington Post & More

Earlier this year, GRAMMY-winning country artist Ashley Monroe released her critically-acclaimed, Dave Cobb-produced album Sparrow via Warner Music Nashville. As 2018 comes to a close, the album is being named one of the best country albums released this year by the outlets like Stereogum, Taste of Country, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post and more.

Sparrow and its first single "Hands On You" spent a total of 23 weeks on the Americana Radio chart, including 10 weeks in the Top 10 of the chart.

Next year, Monroe will kick off the year with a trip to Europe for performances in London, Amsterdam, the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, UK and Americana Weekend in in Oslo, Norway. She will also perform at the Stagecoach Music Festival in Indio, CA on Friday, April 26. Find a full list of tour dates below.

Year-end praise for Sparrow:

AllMusic, Best of 2018

Amazon Music, Best Folk of 2018

American Songwriter, Top 10 Songs of 2018 "Wild Love"

Esquire, Best Country Songs of 2018 "Hands On You"

"This is A-grade, irresistible songwriting."

Rolling Stone, 40 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2018

"Monroe's voice is as boldly expressive as ever on the LP, which merges songs about lustful sensuality ("Hands on You"), dog motherhood ("She Wakes Me Up") and familial trauma ("Orphan") into a tightly-woven portrait of clear-headed reckoning and newfound thirty-something maturity."

Sounds Like Nashville, 15 Best Country Albums of 2018

"With a blend of traditional country and singer-songwriter appeal, Sparrow was one of 2018's most treasured releases."

Stereogum, The 10 Best Country Albums of 2018

"Few country artists can turn pain into beauty as well as Ashley Monroe can."

Taste of Country, 10 Best Country Albums of 2018

"Country music's melancholy queen turned in the year's sneakiest set of addictive love and life songs."

The Washington Post, Best Music of 2018

UPROXX, The 20 Best Folk And Country Albums of 2018

"No matter the topic, Monroe brings a timeless country poetics to songs both difficult and fine, proving that even if she doesn't get her due now, her songs will live on for centuries after this."

Tour Dates:

1/23: Amsterdam, NL - Sugar Factory

1/25: Oslo, NO - Interstate 19 (Americana Weekend)

1/27: Glasgow, UK - Saint Luke's (Celtic Connections)

1/29: London, UK - Bush Hall

1/30: London, UK - Bush Hall

4/26: Indio, CA - Stagecoach Music Festival

Ashley Monroe:

Website - Facebook - Instagram - Twitter - Spotify - Apple Music

Photo Credit: Hannah Burton

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