Friday, January 7, 2022 - 10:00am

“The Card You Gamble,” Performed by Caitlyn Smith,
Available Everywhere Now
Series Premieres Sunday, January 30, Following the
NFC Championship Game on FOX
Watch the Extended Series Trailer HERE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Arista Records/Monument Records, the official music partner of FOX Entertainment’s highly anticipated new country music drama series, MONARCH, has released the series’ main theme song, “The Card You Gamble,” performed by cross-country singer Caitlyn Smith, available everywhere now. MONARCH premieres Sunday, January 30, immediately following the NFC Championship on FOX. The series continues with its time period premiere on Tuesday, February 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).
With a penchant for storytelling, The New York Times boasts Smith “has a striking voice of her own…with glimmers of both the girl-next-door naturalism of Sheryl Crow and the wayward attack of Sia,” while NPR declares “Caitlyn Smith has a voice that grabs you the first time you hear it,” all while being an in-demand songwriter who has had cuts by Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean and Miley Cyrus.
“To jump into a song like ‘The Card You Gamble’ that has so much drama, suspense and mystery was such a fun experience,” says the Minnesotan. “I love that the Love Junkies wrote the song almost as its own character in the show. The music is so central to the storytelling in MONARCH, and I’m just excited and honored to be a part of it.”

Produced by three-time GRAMMY Award nominee and series executive music producer Adam Anders and co-producer Peer Åström, “The Card You Gamble” was written by The Love Junkies: Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose.
“The Love Junkies wrote an amazing song that encompasses the themes of our show both lyrically and musically, but stands on its own legs,” shares Anders. “Caitlyn’s voice perfectly matches the sonic landscape that Peer and I wanted to create.”

MONARCH is a Texas-sized, multi-generational musical drama. Headed by the insanely talented, but tough as nails Queen of Country Music DOTTIE CANTRELL ROMAN (Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon, “Feud,” “Thelma & Louise”) and her beloved husband, “Texas Truthteller” ALBIE ROMAN (multi-Platinum country music star and three-time Academy of Country Music (ACM) Award winner Trace Adkins, “Old Henry”), the family has become a country music dynasty. But even though the Roman name is synonymous with authenticity, the very foundation of their success is a lie. And when their reign as country royalty is put in jeopardy, heir to the crown NICOLETTE “NICKY” ROMAN (Golden Globe nominee Anna Friel, “Pushing Daisies”) will stop at nothing to protect her family's legacy, while ensuring her own quest for stardom. 
MONARCH is 100% owned and produced by FOX Entertainment. Screenwriter Melissa London Hilfers serves as creator, writer and executive producer. Jon Harmon Feldman serves as executive producer and showrunner. Gail Berman and Hend Baghdady (The Jackal Group), Michael Rauch and top music manager Jason Owen (Sandbox Entertainment) also serve as executive producers. Jason Ensler directed the series premiere, on which he also serves as an executive producer. This will be the first release of many originals and covers performed for the series by cast members and upcoming guest stars.
“The Card You Gamble” follows “A Country Boy Can Survive,” performed by series star and country music icon Trace Adkins, originally released nearly 40 years ago by Hank Williams Jr. Listen to the song 
About Caitlyn Smith
After winning a Critics Choice Award and writing songs for the likes of Miley Cyrus, Dolly Parton, Meghan Trainor and John Legend, Garth Brooks, and Jason Aldean, Caitlyn Smith has established herself as one of Nashville’s brightest rising stars. Undeniably one of the best vocalists of this generation, Smith’s 2018 Starfire and 2020’s Supernova saw her in the pages of TIME Magazine and The New York Times, and had her named to Rolling Stone’s 10 country artists to know and Paste’s 10 country artists to watch. Visit for more information or online on Instagram and Twitter @caitlynsmith or @caitlynsmithmusic on Facebook and TikTok.
About FOX Entertainment / FOX Entertainment Music
FOX Entertainment’s 30-year legacy of innovative, hit programming includes 9-1-1, 9-1-1: LONE STAR, THE MASKED SINGER, LEGO MASTERS, THE SIMPSONS, “Empire,” “24,” “The X-Files” and “American Idol.” Delivering high-quality scripted, non-scripted, animation, live content and major sports, FOX won the 2020-2021 broadcast season, marking the second consecutive season it ranked #1. In addition to its broadcast network, FOX Entertainment oversees the operations of FOX Alternative Entertainment, its in-house unscripted studio that produces THE MASKED SINGER, I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE and NAME THAT TUNE, among other series; the award-winning animation studio Bento Box Entertainment, which produces animated content for FOX, including the Emmy Award-winning hit BOB’S BURGERS and new series DUNCANVILLE, THE GREAT NORTH and HOUSEBROKEN, as well as programming for other broadcast, streaming and cable platforms; and Blockchain Creative Labs, a new business and creative unit formed in 2021 by FOX Entertainment and Bento Box, to build, launch, manage and sell Non-Fungible Token (NFT) content and experiences, and fungible tokens, as well as digital goods and assets.  FOX Entertainment also recently formed the production venture Studio Ramsay Global, in partnership with award-winning chef, restaurateur and presenter Gordon Ramsay, to develop, produce and distribute culinary and lifestyle programming for FOX, its fast-growing ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) service, Tubi and platforms worldwide. Tubi features more than 35,000 movies and television series, and news content that’s available in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Australia. Most recently, FOX Entertainment acquired the entertainment platform TMZ and all its media properties, including its hit syndicated magazine programs, TMZ and TMZ LIVE, and its flagship digital platform,
Launched in 2019, FOX Entertainment’s music division, FOX Entertainment Music (FEM) has produced a broad-spanning music catalog, including more than 200 original songs intended for sync licensing, 15 theme songs for Fox-owned productions and three new branding mnemonics for FOX Entertainment, FOX Alternative Entertainment and Bento Box. In complementing FOX Entertainment’s growing library of owned content, music created by FEM will further expand business revenue and opportunities for the organization across its owned platforms and licensing out to third parties. FEM will continue to play an integral role in driving equality and inclusion throughout FOX Entertainment by recruiting a range of diverse voices within the creative community to write, produce and perform music for the division.
About Monument Records
Formed under the leadership of Jason Owen and Shane McAnally, Monument Records is a joint venture with Sony Music Entertainment. The label’s roster includes Caitlyn Smith, Walker Hayes, Brandon Ratcliff, Teddy Robb, Alex Hall and Tigirlily.
Since Monument’s launch, the artist roster has accumulated over a billion streams, released multi-Platinum singles – including Walker Hayes’ number one, smash hit “Fancy Like” – made major TV appearances on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the TODAY Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and Good Morning America, and been written about in the pages of Billboard, Rolling Stone, Time Magazine and the New York Times. The label has created major partnerships for their artists with Applebee’s, Boot Barn, OtterBox, The VFW, and Free People, among many other highlights.
Media Contacts for “Monarch” / Fox Entertainment
Ebie McFarland | Joseph Conner
Essential Broadcast Media, LLC
615-327-3259 |
Todd Adair | Alison Daulerio | Kelley Kirkpatrick
Fox Entertainment | |
Media Contacts for Caitlyn Smith
Ebie McFarland | Joseph Conner
Essential Broadcast Media, LLC |

Casey Thomas
Monument Records
Media Contact for Monument Records
Casey Thomas
Monument Records