The simplest songs are sometimes the best, as Ashley Monroe proves with "Has Anybody Ever Told You." The love song is a classic country song, and sounds as if it was written in a different decade. With the simple hook, "has anybody ever told you, they'd be lucky just to know you," this song stuns in a way that not many country songs are able to these days. Monroe recently pointed out, when talking about the track, that this song says things that everyone wants to be told, but not many people are. It's about a flawless love, something that people crave.
Her performance of the track at the Grand Ole Opry in May 2014 emphasizes the beauty of the song. Monroe adds a little more vibrato singing the track live than she does in the recording, adding a bit more rawness to the song. And if you look at the comment section, you'll see comments like "that's country music...when she sings, I see the song and feel what she is singing," and "put her on the radio," which are both incredibly accurate. Monroe truly is a one-of-a-kind talent, and this performance only adds to that statement.