Ashley Monroe Brings Country to MTV/VH1/CMT Showcase at SXSW

Ashley Monroe backed up the critical acclaim of her new solo album, Like a Rose, with a performance at MTV/VH1/CMT Present: Live in Austin, a showcase at the South by Southwest music conference. The Tennessee native and her band performed several songs from the album, including “Weed Instead of Roses” and the title track, during the Tuesday night (March 12) concert at the Control Room in downtown Austin. Released last week, Like a Rose debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard country albums chart. The concert, which called attention to the MTV, VH1 and CMT online artist platform, also featured Striking Matches , Guards , Youngblood Hawke , ZZ Ward , Elle King and headliner Jim James of My Morning Jacket. Check out the videos of Monroe’s performances of “Like a Rose” and “Weed Instead of Roses” in Austin.