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Post Monroe is a country duo that blends two authentic female voices, musicianship and personalities. Comprised of Whitney Duncan and Ashlee Hewitt, the duo is influenced by a vast array of sounds from country, pop, to rock. The result is fresh country music, cemented by their commitment to songwriting. Post Monroe recently released their digital 45 comprised of two songs, “Psycho” and “White Noise”. Post Monroe was named Rolling Stone Country’s ’10 Artists You Need To Know’ and have performed multiple times on The Grand Ole Opry. They are also part of CMT Next Women of Country.
Background information From www.postmonroe.com
Whitney and Ashlee had met through a mutual friend and discovered their mutual love for songwriting and desire to start a duo.
The duo adopted a name that Ashlee had been holding on to for quite a while. “I was living in L.A. in 2008 and I heard someone describe a fashion style as Post Monroe … after Marilyn Monroe,” she explains. “Immediately, I was like that sounds like a band name! I went and got all the social media and websites and everything and blocked them.”
“I love Marilyn Monroe and her timeless beauty but I think it’s nice to leave it open for interpretation, too,” Whitney says. “In country music, we have Bill Monroe. There are some great Monroes.”
“We’ll be whatever Monroe you want it to be,” Ashlee jokes. “We are so many things and Marilyn was so many things. It really represents our depth as individuals, as women.”
Ashlee grew up on a farm in Lancaster, Minn. - “way up by Canada” - and started singing at the age of three. Between the ages of 13 and 18, she played nearly 150 shows a year across Minnesota and North Dakota. “I knew I wanted to do music so I just packed up and came to Nashville,” she recalls of the move she made at 18.
Whitney is a native of Scotts Hill, Tenn., and grew up visiting Nashville. She played the fairs and festivals circuit as well and began coming to Nashville at the age of 15 to write with the city’s elite songwriters. “I’d skip school and my dad would bring me to Nashville and then turn around and go to work,” Whitney remembers. “It was a two-hour drive and he’d drive again to get me after work.” Like Ashlee, Whitney pursued a career as a female solo artist before realizing their dream to start a band.