RICK MONROE SIGNS DEAL WITH McPHERSON GUITARS
Country Newcomer Set To Emcee Tour Which Will Feature Lee Brice
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 28, 2015) – World traveler, charity supporter and hard-rockin’ country dynamo Rick Monroe has signed an endorsement agreement with McPherson Guitars.
Specializing in state-of-the-art, hand-crafted acoustic guitars, McPherson Guitars is headquartered in Sparta, Wisconsin. “We choose only a limited amount of artists per year to join our family,” says Larry Klenc, General Manager/Artist Relations, McPherson Guitars. “Rick is a special talent with a long musical career ahead of him. We’re proud to add this talented artist to our team.”
Having clocked thousands of miles on stages around the world, Monroe insists on playing only the instruments that are best suited to his sizzling live shows. Now he has found what he was looking for. “It’s an honor to be part of the McPherson family,” Monroe says. “Some high-end guitars are compared to high-end cars like Maseratis or Bentleys. But McPhersons are in a completely different league — I’d say it’s more like a G5. The way it plays, the sustain and sound are unparalleled. I look forward to making music with my amazing guitar.”
Though relatively new to the national spotlight, Monroe has already made a sizable impact. His current single, “Great Minds Drink Alike,” is rising in both the Billboard Indicator and MusicRow charts. And recently he was selected to the Jägermeister Presents: Lee Brice Country Concert Series as the brand ambassador and emcee for the seventh consecutive year; no other artist has enjoyed as long a run on the tour. The multi-artist tour runs September 11 through October 24.
ABOUT RICK MONROE
2015 is proving to be a busy year for Monroe, who posted a Billboard Top 50 hit with the sensual track “Fires Out,” a single from his EP “It’s A Love Thing.” Monroe has toured extensively both as a solo act and as an opener for some of country’s biggest stars. He has played for audiences as diverse as local festivals to command performances for heads of state. Monroe was among the first country singers to perform in Russia and China. He’s opened for artists including Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels Band, Eric Church, Dwight Yoakam and Aaron Lewis. Monroe supports a number of charities, including Safe Haven Family Shelter, Team Gamez Foundation Chipping for Children, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network and the Special Olympics.
ABOUT McPHERSON GUITARS
Based in Sparta, Wisconsin, McPherson Guitars has been at the forefront of acoustic guitar design for more than 30 years. Its many technical innovations include Offset Soundhole Technology, which opens the total flexible surface on the central part of the instrument, as well as its “overpass-underpass” bracing, cantilevered neck and soundhole design. Brad Paisley, Florida Georgia Line, The Band Perry and Phil Keaggy are among the many artists who have performed and/or recorded with McPherson Guitars.