After 2 years of working with several Producers, Musicians, Studios and in a few different States, Monroe has finished his long awaited 3rd full length CD "Against the Grain." The new single "I Remember The Music" was written by: Ashley Gorley & Wade Kirby and produced by Clyde Brooks. Under Clyde's direction and a host of "Nashville's Finest", the sound picked up where "Shame" left off with even more of the Country, American Roots sound that Monroe has always pursued. Rick even took the helm with guitarist Jeff Marshall to produce several of the tracks as well as working with Craig Bartock & Harlan Lansky of Matrix Music Works .
Monroe says: "As an artist I have attempted all types of music and feels but I've mainly tried to get that perfect blend of Country & Rock. That's why I did my 2nd Cd "Shame" in Texas with some of the guys from the Texas Tornados. You know, that down home Heartland feel of Country with the thumping Heartbeat of Rock. With a little blues and soul thrown in for good measure. This CD is the most focused I've been on really getting a uniformed sound and picking the perfect group of songs. I've also taken a lot more time and have been very hands on. So I can only hope as a Country fan or just a plain ole music fan you will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it." "Against the Grain" reflects years of experience and growth that is only found in the most seasoned of artists.
With his special blend of Showmanship, Contemporary & Classic Country, a dash of Southern Roots Rock and twist of Texas Swing, Monroe and his band have been kicking up a storm on the Country Dance Hall Scene.