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Thanks to our friends at Sony Music Canada, we have two copies of Pistol Annies brand new album “Annie Up!” to giveaway to our awesome readers. The sophomore album from the all-girls trio was released earlier this week to critical and fan acclaim. The record features current lead single “Hush Hush”. The group, comprised of Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley.
The girls released their fun music video for “Hush Hush” this week. The video, which features their actual families, follows the three as they share their secrets at a church pot luck. Check it out below before getting your entries in to our contest with Rafflecopter.
Our “Annie Up!” contest is only open to legal residents of the United States and Canada, and for those of the age of majority or have parental permission to enter. The contest is open immediately until midnight EST on Monday, May 13th. Winner has 24 hours to respond to their e-mail before a new winner will be selected. Good luck!
Yesterday was the big day for all-girls trio Pistol Annies. The girls celebrated the release of their sophomore album “Annie Up” by performing on The Late Show With David Letterman. Check out their performance of lead single “Hush, Hush” below and let us know what you think – are you loving their new album or do you prefer “Hell On Heels”?
These talented ladies are as fierce as ever. They exude strength, female empowerment and sisterhood, and you just want to kick back and hang with them.
Their lead single “Hush, Hush” is currently making its way up the charts, and the girls will be busy promoting their new album over the next couple of weeks.
Here is the promo schedule so set your DVRs:
5/7: Today Show
5/7: Late Show with David Letterman
5/8: The View
5/8: Access Hollywood
5/13: Tonight Show with Jay Leno
5/14: The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
I have listened to Annie Up a few times this week, and I give it the highest of recommendations. In my opinion, it is one of the best albums of 2013 so far and I think it will hugely successful. My pre-order is already on its way. Don’t forget to get your copy!
Happy Album Release Day, Pistol Annies!
Our favorite girl group is set to release their sophomore album, Annie Up, next week! We can’t wait, but in the meantime, you can stream the whole album on Amazon.
The Annies’ critically acclaimed debut album, Hell On Heels, hit number one on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart in 2011. With these talented and powerful ladies, I am expecting the new record to follow a similar path.
Check out the stream: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1001176851
Here’s one special you won’t want to miss. CMT is planning on celebrating country icon Willie Nelson‘s 80th birthday with a very special taping of “CMT Crossroads: Willie Nelson & Friends From Third Man Records.”Announced to be part of the big birthday celebration will be performers Ashley Monroe, Jamey Johnson, Sheryl Crow, Neil Young, and Leon Russell. The episode will air in May, but we don’t have an exact date yet.
Fans are also asked to take part in Willie’s 80th birthday celebrations by visiting birthday.willienelson.com/ and submitting a video talking about why you’re a fan of the country legend. The birthday submissions are being put together by Farm Aid,who is gathering up good wishes for Willie Nelson from America’s family farmers, and artists. They’ll round up your funniest, most heartwarming testimonials to make a video for Willie on his big day on April 30, 2013.
One of the artists helping to celebrate with a video message is Kenny Chesney. Check out his special birthday message for the icon:
Look out Pistol Annies fans! The trio will be kicking off their national television appearances in support of their brand new album “Annie Up” with a performance on NBC’s TODAY Show. The all-girls trio will perform their lead single “Hush Hush” from their upcoming record due out on May 7th. Make sure to tune in on May 7th to catch Angaleena Presley, Ashley Monroe and Miranda Lambert on NBC. Check your local listings for the airtime of the TODAY show.
“Annie Up” is the sophomore release from the RCA Nashville group, who’s “Hell On Heels” was a hit with fans and critics alike. Are you excited for brand new music from the Pistol Annies? Check out the official lyric video below for “Hush Hush” and let us know what you think – do you like them as solo artists or as a trio better?
It’s no secret that Blake Shelton is a modern-day Renaissance man. He’s a singer, host, Voice-coach, professional tweeting entertainer extraordinaire. However, he’s adding a new role to his repertoire: minister.
Now now, pick up your jaw from the floor. Blake isn’t dumping Miranda for a monastery or anything crazy. However, he will be officiating the wedding between his pals, Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock.
Although they have yet to nail down a date, Clarkson revealed to “Entertainment Tonight”‘s Nancy O’Dell that the nuptials will take place this October with Blake at the altar. Although some would be worried about entrusting their wedding to Shelton, Clarkson has the utmost trust in her bud’s poise. Plus, she’s admits, she’ll already be married. “Well, you’re technically already married when the ceremony happens. So it’s not like it’s gonna be null and void or anything ’cause it’s Blake.”
Clarkson also revealed that she already has a dress, and that she isn’t the only superstar Blake will be marrying! Watch the interview below!
The Pistol Annies will release their much-anticipated sophomore album, Annie Up, on May 7, and they recently revealed the album cover and track list. All of the tracks were written by some combination of the Annies, Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe & Angaleena Presley.
The first single “Hush Hush” was already released to radio, and talks about hiding family secrets for the sake of appearances. The track is typical Pistol Annies, as are many of the other tracks, such as “I Feel A Sin Comin On,” a blusy ode to temptation and “Unhappily Married,” a brash look inside the daily grind of a couple desperate to stay together.
One track, the somewhat confessional “Being Pretty Ain’t Pretty,” was inspired by a tweet from Ashley about makeup and makeup wipes. “Women are warriors and we go into battle everyday with the stuff we wear, said Angaleena. “You spend all this money for make-up and eyelashes and spray tanners just to wipe it all off at the end of the night,” added Miranda.
While Ashley Monroe is riding high on the success and acclaim of her solo album, Like a Rose, she’s also excited about another soon to be released album: The Pistol Annies sophomore disc, Annie Up. The first single, featuring Monroe and bandmates Angaleena Presley and Miranda Lambert, “Hush, Hush” was just released to country radio, and the full album will hit stores on May 7th.
Chatting recently with radio.com, Monroe discussed the upcoming release, “We sat and listened to it at the studio when it was finished and all three of us were bawling hysterically,” Monroe said of Annie Up. “It’s very special. I feel like a lot of the songs were gifts given to us. We wrote a lot of it on the road and it’s hard to write on the road. When we’re together, there’s just something that happens. When we write, when we’re on stage, when we’re hanging out – there’s just a buzz.”
Thrilled for the upcoming Pistol Annies release, Monroe has been pulling double duty, recently promoting her stellar solo effort on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and at South by Southwest. She’ll also be appearing with Train at select dates this summer, but it’s performing with the Annies that has truly bolstered Monroe’s confidence. “Touring with them and seeing the fans sing back songs that were album cuts, it’s so encouraging and it really gave me confidence that it was OK to make a record that is exactly me,” she said. “This year I’ll be an Ashley and an Annie, and I’m excited.”
With the release of her first solo album on Warner Music Nashville on March 5th, “Like A Rose,” Ashley Monroe is going to be a little bit everywhere. She’ll be appearing on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. Catch her appearance on NBC on March 11th at 11:35 pm EST, where she’ll perform her title track single.
It’s going to be a busy year for Ashley, who will be releasing her second album with the Pistol Annies later this year. She finished recording the sophomore album for the very country trio with friends Miranda Lambert and Angaleena Presley.
Which album are you more excited for? Ashley’s solo “Like A Rose” or the still-untitled Pistol Annies follow-up to “Hell On Heels”?