No song has endeared Ashley Monroe more to critics -- especially those with a disdain for contemporary country -- than "Weed Instead of Roses," an irreverent honky-tonk about chemically enhancing a stale sex life. Songs like this have led many to champion her as an Authentic Country Traditionalist defying diluted radio fare with throwback sounds and real-talk lyrics. But her third solo set complicates such simplistic takes on her music.

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