RICK MONROE & THE HITMEN announced that they will be hitting the road this summer in support of the rock n roll icon Ted Nugent on the Detroit Muscle 2022 Tour.
“What can we say about getting the opportunity to support an icon and Rock -n- Roll legend like Ted Nugent, except hell yeah! We are so excited about this tour and can’t wait to get out there and tear it up with the Motor City Madman,” says the band.
Rick Monroe & The Hitmen’s latest singles include “World Gone Crazy” that was released on April 15, 2022 and “Common Ground” feat. B. Stille from Nappy Roots released on June 10, 2022.
Stream / download “World Gone Crazy” at https://ffm.to/worldsgonecrazy
WATCH Rick Monroe and the Hitmen – World’s Gone Crazy (Official Music Video):
Stream / download “Common Ground feat. B. Stille from Nappy Roots” at https://ffm.to/rickmonroethehitmencg
WATCH Rick Monroe and the Hitmen feat. B. Stille & Grixxly – Common Ground (Lyric Video):
World-class entertainer Rick Monroe 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 including Washington DC & Puerto Rico. The seven-time Jägermeister Country Brand Ambassador has toured with Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Lee Bice, Aaron Lewis, Eli Young Band, Pat Green & Randy Houser as well as has opened for Country Music Legends like Charlie Daniels Band, Dwight Yoakam, Travis Tritt, Patty Loveless and more; entertained for the USO, AFE, U.S. troops in Vietnam and the former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. His brother called him “Elvis Gump” because of all the amazing people and places his career has led him.
Show-goers can expect to hear some of Rick’s new material as well as hit singles like the sultry “This Side of You,” and the Southern rocker “Cocaine Cold & Whiskey Shakes.” As well as several Top 40 hits from the IT’S A LOVE THING, GYPSY SOUL EPs & full albums SMOKE OUT THE WINDOW and AGAINST THE GRAIN.
For those who aren’t familiar with his music, Rick advises them to come to the show for a good time and to be ready for “just about anything.” “I love to play,” the singer notes. “And I want everyone to play along. I like to think of my shows as an interactive sport.”
Rick grew up in a variety of places – 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, Monroe, believes GYPSY SOUL shows the kind of diversity he can offer as an artist. He 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 Monroe knows what folks want to hear – and he’s eager to give them exactly that.
The “Great Minds” music video and “This Side of You” lyric video have logged over 1,000,000 views on YouTube. While his streams, without any curated playlist have reached of 850,000 and growing.
Monroe has also partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on his latest single latest single “God’s Ear” where 50 % of all digital sales will go to St. Jude.
“God’s Ear” delivers a message that reminds the listener that they are never alone in their struggles; that as incomprehensible and overwhelming as things may seem, hope is never really lost if they allow Him into their heart. Its call to action to hold on, to dig deep, and to remember that no matter how astray they feel they have become, He has never left their side and is always listening. “God’s Ear” encourages giving faith another chance and that’s accomplished through the power of prayer.
Rick enjoys sponsorships and/or endorsements with Monster Energy Drink, GHS Strings, SE electronics, Roper Western Wear, Shubb Capos, Speakeasy Original, Westone Audio & Fishman Audio.