Rick Monroe

Rick Monroe

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A perfect blend of Alt Contemporary & Classic Country, a dash of Southern Roots Rock and just the right amount of showmanship.

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Biography

For 2010, Rick Monroe is in perpetual motion. Monroe is especially excited about his new single "Get UR Country ON, as well as the new Jager tour -- as it was a twinkle in his eye not long ago. He says, “ I'm very excited to see what was just a small idea become a reality. With my new music and thie tour, we’re off to a great start for 2010.”

Monroe’s extended road trip, (http://www.jagermeistermusictour.com/) with Eric Church and Josh Thompson is the SECOND Edition of the country themed series for the German based Jagermeister. The company decided to jump into the world of country music in 2009 in a big way and this summer's upcoming extravaganza is a result of Monroe's persistence and dedication to the project. Monroe believed in the tour to such an extent that he actually brought his band to GERMANY to play for the powers-that-be at Jagermeister. The Rick Monroe Band remains the first band ever to perform live for the honchos at Jager Corporate in Germany.

On the music side, in his new single (and upcoming video), "GET UR COUNTRY ON" (www.geturcountryon.com)Rick Monroe SENDS OUT A CALL to the Country -- and the Country Music Community. Through his artistry, Rick Monroe is a Country Music Road warrior who isn't averse to taking his music directly to the people. Rick says, "You know all those reality shows on TV... my life IS a reality show."

He's opened for the likes of Charlie Daniels, Dwight Yoakam, Montgomery Gentry, Marshall Tucker, Darryl Worley, Craig Morgan, Eric Church, Emerson Drive, Patty Loveless, Little Texas, Ricochet, The Birds, Black Hawk, Trick Pony, Shelly Wright, Sammy Kershaw and Billy Ray Cyrus & Miley Cyrus. He's toured Europe for the last 3 years and performed an average of 100 dates a year for the last 2 years. While at home in Nashville, he even makes room for a steady gig at Wildhorse Saloon.

No stranger to success Rick's latest album, Get Loud Get Lit spawned the single, Honky Tonk Road Trip. His Against the Grain unleashed the hit single Midnight Rider. Having received rave reviews in print and accolades on television shows such as EXTRA and ET, Rick's gritty Midnight Rider video is still in rotation on CMT PURE. And in support of the Against the Grain album for Divorce Records, Rick and his band successfully completed a 75 station Radio tour for "Midnight Rider."

Numerous corporations have noticed the artist's allure as well. Monroe has picked up sponsorship from Peavey, Jagermeister, Resitol Hats, Blue Berry Guitars, Vegas Fuel Energy Drink, GHS, Visual Sound and others.

A true ambassador of the genre, Monroe was among the first country artists to perform in Russia and China. His extensive touring history includes performances throughout Russia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Hungary, Honduras, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Bahamas, Germany, England, Netherlands and Switzerland, sharing the stage with a who's who of musical greats. At the request of Pete Peterson, US Ambassador to Vietnam, Rick performed at the week-long 4th of July celebrations in Hanoi and Ho Chi Mihn City. Monroe was honored to sing the US National anthem for the 5-year anniversary of the re-opening of diplomatic relations between the countries. This marking the first time the anthem had been sung at a public event in Vietnam in over 25 years.

He followed that up with a Command Performance for the former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev on the USS Sequoia Presidential Yacht, Washington, DC. This lead to a trip to Russia where Monroe performed at several orphanages and was a featured performer on REN TV's Bulat Okudzhava Festival in Moscow, Russia

Rick Monroe takes life experiences that we all share, the events that touch our hearts and creates music that speaks directly to the soul in each of us. Whether in an intimate setting accompanied only by his acoustic guitar, a good old honky-tonk, or on stage playing with his band to thousands at an outdoor festival halfway around the world, Rick strives to connect to his audiences. He is always a huge crowd pleaser.

He's opened for the likes of Charlie Daniels, Dwight Yoakam, Montgomery Gentry, Marshall Tucker, Darryl Worley, Craig Morgan, Eric Church, Emerson Drive, Patty Loveless, Little Texas, Ricochet, The Birds, Black Hawk, Trick Pony, Chely Wright, Sammy Kershaw and Billy Ray Cyrus & Miley Cyrus. He's toured Europe for the last 3 years and performed an average of 100 dates a year for the last 2 years. While at home in Nashville, he even makes room for a steady gig at Wildhorse Saloon.

Monroe's new and upcoming Jager Country Tour with Pat Green and Randy Houser is a first for the German based Jagermeister. The company has decided to jump into the world of country music in a big way via this summer's upcoming 35 plus date extravaganza as a result of Monroe's persistence and dedication to the project. Monroe believed in the tour to such an extent that he actually brought his band to GERMAN

Lyrics

Dance Hall King

Written By: © Rick Monroe

The whistle blows that means another week is done
Time to cash my check, go out and have some fun
Pick my gal up at a quarter till eight
Come on baby you know we can't be late
This trains a rolling and it won't wait

I feel like a star tonight
I’m executing each step so right
It’s feeling better than it did in my own dreams
I feel like the dance hall king

Fix your hair up right
And put your best dress on
Lets hit the floor ain't that our favorite song
Tip to toe we're stepping down the line
I'm so happy you are mine
You keep moving right in time

I feel like a star tonight
I’m executing each step so right
It’s feeling better than it did in my own dreams
I feel like the dance hall king

Yeah it's on me I'm gonna buy the next round
I can't believe all the new friends I've found
So lift up your bottle and let out a cheer I'm so happy you all are here Let's kick this sucker into gear

I feel like a star tonight
I’m executing each step so right
It’s feeling better than it did in my own dreams
I feel like the dance hall king

I Remember The Music

Written By: © Ashley Gorley & Wade Kirby

Head lights a hundred cars
Behind somebody’s daddy’s farm
Batteries draining blasting those radio
Another long lost summer night
I’ll pass a no trespassing sign
Burning time with friends I use to know

All the years have washed away
The voices faces and the names
But anytime I think about those days…

I remember the music that was playing
The way we were singing right along
I still know every word by heart
And I remember the feeling and the magic
Of the moment the rhythm of that song
Dancing underneath the stars
Well I might forget some things we said
and what we did
When I think about the way it was back then… I remember the music

Don’t know if it was you or me
Different roads or different dreams
All I know is someone said good bye
Maybe we weren’t ready yet to let go of
Our innocents I guess we’ll never know the reason why

Broken hearts tears and mistakes
All vanish like a summer rain
And when I wipe my eyes I see your face…

I remember the music that was playing
The way we were singing right along
I still know every word by heart
And I remember the feeling and the magic
Of the moment the rhythm of that song
Dancing underneath the stars
Well I might forget some things we said
and what we did
When I think about the way it was back then… I remember the music

That song plays in my mind
Like a sweet lullaby every time
I think about you I…

I remember the music that was playing
The way we were singing right along
I still know every word by heart
And I remember the feeling and the magic
Of the moment the rhythm of that song
Dancing underneath the stars
Well I might forget some things we said
and what we did
When I think about the way it was back then… I remember the music

Wrapped In You

Written By: Rick Monroe & Court Conner (©2004)

Another beautiful day
Barely awake
As we watch the sun move across the hard wood floor
We could watch TV
Or drift back to sleep
Whatever we choice
We’re already dressed for

And you ask me what I want to do today
I just smile and say…

I want to be wrapped in you
The whole day through
If there’s a heaven on earth
It’s already there
I want to be wrapped in
Perfect world for two
You ask me what I want to do
I want to be wrapped up in you

Put the coffee on
Pull the shades down tight
We’ll let the world outside just fade away
How you like your eggs?
Over easy for me
We got everything we need
We’ve got it made

And you ask me what I want to do today
I just smile and say…

I want to be wrapped in you …

Just A Pretty Picture

Written By: Rick Monroe, Joshua Carre & Matt Troja

I found a photograph of us today
We were holding hands and cracking smiles
The two of us looked so much in love
I guess pictures can lie

The faces we put on for the outside world
Don’t tell the story at all
The lines of pain were running deeper than they seem
It looks much better than I recall

CHORUS:
It’s just a pretty picture in black and white
It was all so perfect there in that forgiving light
It’s just a moment captured in a frame
What a pretty picture, I wish we really felt that way

I stared for hours trying to rationalize
Why you never smiled like that for me
Got me wondering if I’d lost something there
But I remembered that’s not who we really used to be

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
I remember nights of fighting
And how we never forgave
I keep searching through my long lost memories
I can’t seem to find this face
Was it all erased?

No use crying over what never was
Guess I’ll just throw it all away I start to throw it (the picture) aaway, then
But I choose to hold on to this photograph because
I’d rather remember us this way

CHORUS

OUTRO CHORUS:
A pretty picture, a snapshot in time
A faded portrait taken between the lines
Forget the story of all we’ve been through
This pretty picture will be my memory of you

Honky Tonk Road Trip

Written By: Rick Monroe / Larry Holden

Honky Tonk Trip
©2007 R. Monroe / L. Holden

There's a map on my dash with whole US of A
It's got every honky tonk marked in about every state
And the way that girl broke my heart I couldn't hang around
So I loaded up my old truck and headed out of town..
I was Honky Tonk bound

As I tried to drive her right out of my mind
Saw my first destination under that broken neon sign
I pulled in, hopped out walked straight up to the bar
The band played Waltz Across Texas with that slow steel guitar

I bought them all a round, said don't you dare you play nothing sweet
but turn it and show me your best Kick Ass Country beat

Chorus:

Next day I'm late to rise but get right to the road
Headed for the next star on the map called the Grizzley Rose
I heard the girls in Denver could take that heart ache off my mind
I pull right up right at Sunset, I've been making damn good time

I buy the bar a round tell the DJ what I need, is something that will
get this whole place up on their feet

Chorus:

After 10 thousand miles, Wild nights of endless fun
I knew it was time, to bring an end to this run
Almost home don't you know I couldn't believe my eye
When I saw that brand new Honky Tonk sign

Right here in my neighborhood and it's just around the block
i drove that girl right off my mind, and now its time to rock

Chorus:

Not That Complicated

Written By: Rick Monroe / Matt Troja

NOT THAT COMPLICATED

Does she say what she means
Does she mean what she says at all
Does she see what she gets
Does she get what she sees at all

I could never read her mind
(But) was it harder than it had to be
Did I twist things all around
I don’t know

CHORUS:
She’s not that complicated
She’s no real mystery
It’s not that complicated
She just don’t want me

Does she need what she wants
Does she want what she needs at all
Is it all the same to her
(And) does she think about these things at all

Was she ever really mine
Did I push her farther away from me
Did I turn it (things) upside down
I don’t know

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
She won’t try to break my fall
She don’t want a thing at all from me
She don’t take and she don’t give
That is just the way she is
But I know she knows the moment it’s over
It’s over, over

SOLO

Repeat VERSE 1 B SECTION

CHORUS 2x

OUTRO

Discography

2010"Get UR Country On"
2008 "Honky Tonk Road Trip"
2007 "Ace Of Spades"
2006 Against The Grain
"Midnight Rider" single on Music Row for 11 weeks & the Video on CMT
http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/monroe_rick/artist.jhtml

Charted Singles:
"Can I Call You Home" #19
"Life Goes On In LA" #25 Gold Award winning video.
"Day by Day" #40

Set List

RICK MONROE SET LIST
RICK MORNOE SET LIST

AC/DC
Shook Me
Back In Black

Alabama
Dixieland Delight

Jason Aldean
Hick Town
Johnny Cash

Gary Allan
Alright Guy

Keith Anderson
Wildflowers

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Fishin' In The Dark

Dierks Bentley
Whole Lot Of Leaving Left To Do
What Was I Thinking

Garth Brooks
Callin' Baton Rouge
Pappa Loves Momma
Aint' Going Down
Friends In Low Places
The Dance

Allman Brothers
Midnight Rider
Melissa
Whipping Post

Johnny Cash
Folsom Prison
Ring Of Fire

David Allen Coe
Best Damn Country Song Ever
The Ride

Buck Cherry
Crazy Bitch

Kenny Chesney
Summer Time
No Shirt No Shoes

Elvis Costello
Alison

Social Distortion
Ball & Chain

Brooks & Dunn
Ain't Nothing About You
Boot Scootin' Boogie
Husbands & Wives

Rascal Flatts
What Hurts The Most

Marvin Gaye
Let’s Get it On

Pat Green
Wave On Wave

Montgomery Gentry
Hillybilly Shoes

Jimi Hendrix
Little Wing

Billy Idol