Rick Monroe Releases New Single, “This Side of You”

The talented Rick Monroe just released a new single, “This Side of You.” This sultry song has become a popular hit with country music lovers and on the website, “Taste of Country.” It manages to impact emotion in men and women while  featuring Kristen Rogers, singer of “A Thousand Horses”, as a guest artist. Rick admits that the song is “…going over great at my live shows. It gets everyone on the dance floor, that’s for sure.”

“This Side of You” is just the first taste Monroe’ highly anticipated EP, GYPSY SOUL, which will be released soon. You can pre-order EP, GYPSY SOUL on Amazon now!

The Story Behind the Song

Monroe and his friends Jason Duke and Ryan Griffin wrote the hit song.  Duke and Griffin are also the masterminds behind “Dibs,” a Kelsea Ballerina’s smash.  A recent vacation Griffin and his wife took inspired the musicians. While on the trip, his wife let loose after drinking plenty of wine. How did this experience inspire the  song? Monroe explains, “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!”


Rick Monroe Receives Praise for “This Side of You”

Not surprisingly, the beautiful song has gained early critical acclaim. Below are only some of radio’s raving reviews:

Dave Williams of KQKX/106KIX said, 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!” Megan Zee of Bob 95 FM also raves about the song, “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!”

Some other praise come from Shelly Woods of WCFT Big Foot Country, Stan Soboleski of WFRY Radio, and Jaimie London of 107.7 The Bull. Woods quotes “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.” Soboleski praised it by saying “Will make your phones light up. The right song to balance out your playlist.” Lastly, London raves “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.”

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Rick Monroe’s Gypsy Soul Tour

Not only is Rick releasing a brand new album that promises to impress, but he is also going on tour! Below is the list of confirmed shows. For updates, check Monroe’s updates.

  • 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

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FestPop San Francisco Staff Writer Mandy Losk

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