There’s no arguing that Miranda Lambert is the new “IT” girl of country music. After almost sweeping the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards for the second time in a row, is there anything stopping her?
To be honest, hearing Miranda announce she was going to debut a brand new female trio at the ACM Girls Night Out special was a little worrying. I was hoping she wasn’t going to put her booming solo career on hold for what I thought was her giving a helping hand to some girlfriends. I’ve learned yet again to never doubt the Texan songstress. “Hell On Heels” is like the outlaw version of the Dixie Chicks: with more talent and less blacklisting. Hell On Heels is a warning shot sent out by the three talented women: that if you mess with them then they’re going to get you. For a first time performance the girls were spectacular, especially with the large television audience that they faced for the first time together. After this performance I’m sure it won’t be the last time they’ll be on national television.
In this song, co-written by the trio, they come out with the tough girl image that Miranda has perfected for herself. Their voices blend almost perfectly together, with a sultry and dangerous sound to it. Promoting a different kind of girl power than the likes of Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, these women are not to be messed with: just in case you were dumb enough to think you could mess with Miranda Lambert anyway.
Hell On Heels is exactly what country radio has been looking for: a good song with no filler or fluff. I think radio has been missing a strong female group since the disappearance of the Dixie Chicks, and I believe that this group can fill that void. I don’t think they can be quite as big as Lady Antebellum or Rascal Flatts, but they can still be a solid force in country music today.
I hope this is a long-term project for the three women. If you thought Miranda was hot now, just wait for the Pistol Annie Fever to hit America.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
Potential: Top 10
Members: Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, Angaleena Presley.
picture credit: Pistol Annies’ facebook.