#LoadedWithTalent is back this week featuring one of the few independent artists given a spot on a sanctioned CMA stage during this Summer’s CMA fest.
Rick takes the life experiences that we all share, the events that touch our hearts, the emotions we feel and uses it to create 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 with his band to thousands at an outdoor festival halfway around the world, Rick strives to connect to his audiences. One of many artists, Rick Monroe has toured with Lee Brice, Lewis and countless others.
Rick brings his music and a magnetic presence wherever he goes. With a down-to-earth Country resonance, Monroe is no stranger to the stage: he’s performed in 17 countries – and every U.S. state except for Oregon. Rick has opened for Lee Brice, 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.
The last 18 months he's taken off as one of the country's most successful and busiest Independent artists. His current single is charting on both Billboard and Music Row charts and went to the charts only the 2nd week into it being out.
Rick grew up in a variety of places including California, Connecticut, Kansas, North Carolina, even England, and his love of music and outgoing personality naturally drew him to the stage. Now based in Nashville, Rick says, “I'm not so linear in my approach to music; I'm more diversified. My influences range from A to Z and I always try to put that into my music. But my home base will always be Country because it's not just about the hype of an idea; it's based on songs.” Fans can expect to hear a wide range of material – but Rick promises that it will all be quality. If his chart success is any indication, it’s clear Rick knows what folks want to hear – and he’s eager to give them exactly that.
Learn more about Rick here.
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