|Nashville, TN (March 6, 2017) - Rick Monroe's newest single, the sultry "This Side Of You," is impacting radio now, and popular website Taste Of Country will premiere the track today. "This Side Of You" is the first release from his much-anticipated upcoming EP, GYPSY SOUL. Radio can access the single via PlayMPE or CDX #644, and fans can pre-order now at Amazon.
Early radio believers include:
Megan Zee, Bob 95 FM - "Combine the smooth vocals of Rick Monroe with the sultry lyrics and the additional female vocals and you are listening to the perfect 'get lost in the moment with you' Country song."
Dave Williams, KQKX/106KIX - "Rick Monroe delivers another solid Country song, with lyrics that will make the ladies melt and a groove that will get stuck in your head!"
Cameron Dole, KWHW Radio - "Love the new single."
Shelly Woods, WCFT Big Foot Country - "I LOVE IT!! This song speaks to everyone and it's a nice reminder to the ladies that's it's okay to let your hair down every once in a while, and have fun."
Stan Soboleski, WFRY Radio - "Will make your phones light up. The right song to balance out your playlist."
Jaimie London, 107.7 The Bull - "I instantly fell in love with the song. It's beautifully written and Rick delivers it with passion. Definitely in my Top 10 of all Country songs."
Written by Monroe and pals Jason Duke and Ryan Griffin, "This Side Of You" was inspired by a recent trip taken by Griffin and his wife. Generally reserved, Ryan's wife let the wine "win out" and let loose on that vacation. Monroe recalls, "We were just chatting before our writing session, and when Ryan said that he'd never seen that side of his wife before, I knew we had a great hook!" Duke and Griffin are the hitmakers behind Kelsea Ballerina's smash, "Dibs."
The groove-based tune features guest artist Kristen Rogers (of A Thousand Horses), and it is resonating with both male and female listeners. "It's going over great at my live shows," notes Rick. "It gets everyone out on the dance floor, that's for sure."
Dates are still being added to Rick's Gypsy Soul Tour; confirmed shows are listed below. Check his website for the most up-to-date information.
MAR 10 - Newport News, VA - Tradition Brewing Company
MAR 11 - Newport News, VA - "A Truckin' Good Time" at Tradition Brewing Company
MAR 17 - Madison WI - Red Rock Saloon
MAR 18 - Wisconsin Dells, WI - Edge O Dells Resort
MAR 23 - Memphis, TN - Growlers
MAR 24 - Springfield, MO - Southbound Bar & Grill
MAR 25 - Corinth, MS - Safari Sports Bar and Night Club
MAR 26 - Newport, KY - Southgate Revival House
MAR 31 - Piedmont, SC - Wild Country
APR 01 - Spindale, NC - Rocky's Bar & Grill
APR 04 - Augusta, GA - Wild Wing Café
APR 05 - Evans, GA - Champions Retreat Golf Club (private)
APR 07 - Chattanooga, TN - Music Box At Ziggy's
APR 08 - Bloomington, IL - Six Strings Club
APR 22 - Shorewood, IL - Skooter's Roadhouse
APR 28 - Hilton Head Island, SC - Tiki Hut
APR 29 - Greenville, NC - Buccaneer Music Hall
MAY 6 - Chesapeake, VA - The Eagles Nest Rockin' Country Bar
ABOUT Rick Monroe
Born in Florida, Rick grew up in a variety of places - California, Connecticut, Kansas, North Carolina, even England, and his love of music and outgoing personality naturally drew him to the stage. He's performed in 17 countries - and every U.S. state except for Oregon. The seven-time Jagermeister Country Brand Ambassador has opened for Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Aaron Lewis, Eli Young Band, Charlie Daniels Band, Dwight Yoakam, Montgomery Gentry, Patty Loveless, Trick Pony, Emerson Drive, Pat Green, Randy Houser, Josh Thompson and more; entertained former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, and U.S. troops in Vietnam. Last year alone he traveled over 100,000 miles and played over 120 shows. Monroe's previous EP, IT'S A LOVE THING, includes his third Billboard hit "Great Minds Drink Alike." The "Great Minds" music video has logged over 300,000 views to date on YouTube, and helped boost Monroe's already impressive fan base. Rick enjoys sponsorships and/or endorsements with Monster Energy Drink, Banded Brand (Clothing and Water Fowl Gear), Framus Guitars, Speakeasy Original (custom jewelry), CRKT Knives, GHS Strings, Shubb Capos, Westone (In Ear Monitors) and Fishman Audio.
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