Exclusive Song Premiere: Ashley Monroe’s “Dixie”

July 9, 2015 | By | Comments (1)

Country singer and Pistol Annies member Ashley Monroe is premiering a new song today, and it’s just for Southern Living fans. “Dixie” comes off her upcoming album The Blade produced by friend and mentor Vince Gill who also produced Monroe’s critically-acclaimed 2013 record Like A Rose. 


“‘Dixie’ came from Justin Davis in Striking Matches. He had that idea and we were at some show in the dressing room and he played it for me and I fell in love with it. I’ve always loved those old melodies like that, which sound like they were written way back in the day,” she says.

“I think I was like a 90-year-old man who worked on trains, because some of my earliest songs sound like that. I related to it, and when I sing it, I get mad inside. When I sang it for some radio people, I wondered in my mind, ‘Is this about I’m going to get what I deserve?’ That’s where it goes, because I definitely love the south and I’m never leaving. It’s like, ‘I’ll be damned, you’re not going to take me down.'”

To pre-order The Blade out July 24th on iTunes, click here.


  1. Ashley Monroe Continues To Roll Out Stunning Tracks From “The Blade” | Country Music Pride

    […] one does heartbreak and longing like Monroe. The new track, “Dixie,” released exclusively at SouthernLiving.com, displays all of the 28 year old singer-songwriter’s many gifts, from the immediacy of her […]

    July 18, 2015 at 11:26 am

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