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Ashley Monroe and Chicago White Sox pitcher John Danks have been engaged to be married for about seven months now. Deep into the planning stages, she shared one very important detail with me Sunday (April 7) on the ACM Awards red carpet: Fellow Pistol Annies member Miranda Lambert is assisting her. "Miranda's actually been helping me plan the detail part," Monroe said. "We call Miranda 'Plannie Annie' because she can just make things happen." She added that her favorite part so far has been looking at the dresses. And while she didn't say when the big day will take place, she has a pretty busy summer tour schedule planned with the Pistol Annies and then with Train. And she has the incredible solo album Like a Rose she's promoting. Actually, it's kind of promoting itself. The reviews have been that good. "Right before it came out, I was getting nervous ... like, 'What if nobody likes it?' Because it is 100 percent me, just putting me out there naked," she admitted. "I still get chill bumps every time I read a sweet review."