Takeover Tuesday Playlist: Ashley Monroe Curates Her 'Interstate Gospel' With Lana Del Rey, John Mayer & More


Welcome again to Takeover Tuesday, the place every week, Billboard faucets chart-topping artists and tastemakers to compile their very personal playlist unique to Billboard's Spotify account. We give the artists free rein to base the record on no matter topic they select. The solely rule? Make it as inventive and distinctive to them as attainable.

Ashley Monroe has had a productive 2018. After releasing her critically acclaimed fourth studio album, Sparrow, in April, the nation songstress reunited with nation tremendous group Pistol Annies (alongside bandmates Miranda Lambert and Angaleena Presley) to launch Interstate Gospel, the trio's first studio album in 5 years, on Nov. 2.

Monroe isn't slowing down subsequent yr, both: The 32-year-old singer is heading to the U.Okay. and Europe in 2019 in help of Sparrow. In preparation for heading out on the open highway -- and in step with Pistol Annies' newest launch -- Monroe has created an Interstate Gospel-inspired playlist of her favourite tunes for Takeover Tuesday. 

"I’m extraordinarily fortunate to have a ton of nice buddies and plenty of of them are extremely expertise musicians. The better part about having proficient buddies, is the flexibility to take heed to their music and make them part of my life," says Monroe. "These songs are a few of my favorites to take a protracted drive via the rolling hills of Tennessee and head to the river. Even after I’m not bodily on a highway journey, this playlist evokes the emotion behind the carefree restlessness of a journey with some nice buddies.”

The 19-track playlist options the music of Lambert, Presley and different nation musicians who Monroe loves, however reaches exterior of nation with extra highway trip-friendly tunes from Lana Del Rey, John Mayer and even Tom Petty's pre-Heartbreakers group Mudcrutch. Check out Ashley Monroe's eclectic playlist for Takeover Tuesday under.

*Note: Monroe's playlist additionally options Lauryn Hill's rendition of "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," which isn't obtainable on Spotify. Listen right here.