ARISTA RECORDS/MONUMENT RECORDS RELEASES ORIGINAL TRACK FROM FOX’S ALL-NEW COUNTRY MUSIC DRAMA, “MONARCH”

Friday, July 29, 2022 - 4:30pm

New Song from “MONARCH,” “American Cowgirl,”
Performed by The Monarch Cast, Featuring Series Star and Golden Globe
Nominee Anna Friel, 
Available Everywhere Now

 Watch Behind the Music HERE

“MONARCH” Premieres with a Two-Night Event Beginning Immediately
Following “FOX NFL” Doubleheader on Sunday, Sept. 11;
Night Two Airs Tuesday, September 20, in Regular Time Period

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Arista Records/Monument Records, the official music partner of FOX Entertainment’s highly anticipated new series, MONARCH – a new country music drama about America’s leading family of country music – has released the series’ second original cast performance, “American Cowgirl,” performed by the MONARCH Cast, featuring Golden Globe nominee Anna Friel (“Pushing Daisies”). FOX previously announced the series premiere with a two-night event, beginning Sunday, Sept. 11, immediately following the FOX NFL doubleheader (8:00-9:00 PM ET), and simultaneously to all time zones. It then makes its time period premiere Tuesday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00 ET/PT).
 
Produced by three-time GRAMMY Award nominee and series executive music producer Adam Anders and co-produced by Peer Åström; written by Adam Anders, Heather Morgan and Casey Brown, “American Cowgirl” is a song that captures both the spirit of the show and speaks to the complicated relationship between the mother and daughter duo of country music’s first family, Dottie and Nicky Roman. Listen to the song 
HERE.
 
“We wanted the song ‘American Cowgirl’
 to feel like an American classic, but fresh and current at the same time. It had to embody both Dottie and Nicky Roman’s characters musically and lyrically. To accomplish this we teamed up with Casey and Heather, two of the best songwriters in Nashville. When we stumbled on the lyrics ‘red lips, blue jeans, white pearls’ in our writing session, I knew had something special,” said Anders. 
 
MONARCH is a Texas-sized, multi-generational musical drama about America’s first family of country music. 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 latest release follows a cover of “
A Country Boy Can Survive” by country music icon and series star Trace Adkins as well as the show’s theme song “The Card You Gamble” performed by powerhouse vocalist Caitlyn Smith. The series will feature many original songs and covers performed by cast members and upcoming guest stars.
 
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, TMZ.com.
 
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

About Arista Records
Arista Records has historically launched some of the world’s most celebrated recording artists. Founded in 1974 by Clive Davis, Arista was home to musical legends such as Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin and Patti Smith. In 2018, eight years after the label had closed, Sony Music Entertainment CEO Rob Stringer announced that Arista would be relaunched by former president / CEO of Island Records, David Massey, who shepherded the careers of Shawn Mendes, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Tove Lo, The Killers, Fall Out Boy, Bon Jovi and Mike Posner. Under Massey’s leadership, Arista also includes a joint venture for artist management and music publishing companies, Work of Art Management and Work of Art Publishing. With over 40 years of iconic recorded music history, Arista’s legacy continues with a new generation of inspiring artists who are reshaping the music industry.

Arista Records’ growing roster includes GRAMMY-nominated artist JP Saxe, platinum-selling Italian rock band Måneskin, platinum-selling artist Tai Verdes, MC/singer/actress/activist Princess Nokia, alternative artists KennyHoopla and carolesdaughter, and Korean American R&B/rapper Audrey Nuna.

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Media Contacts for “Monarch” / Fox Entertainment
Ebie McFarland | Joseph Conner
Essential Broadcast Media, LLC

ebie@ebmediapr.com | joseph@ebmediapr.com
 
Todd Adair | Alison Daulerio | Kelley Kirkpatrick
Fox Entertainment

todd.adair@fox.com | alison.daulerio@fox.com | kelley.kirkpatrick@fox.com
 
Media Contact for Monument Records
Casey Thomas
Monument Records

casey.thomas@sonymusic.com