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DVR Alert: Pistol Annies on The TODAY Show

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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?

Blake Shelton to Officiate Kelly Clarkson’s Wedding

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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!

Pistol Annies Reveal Album Cover & Track Listing for Annie Up

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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.

Ashley Monroe Discusses New Pistol Annies Album

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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.”

DVR Alert: Ashley Monroe on Jay Leno

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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”?

 

First Listen: Ashley Monroe Releases Duet With Blake Shelton

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She may be one of Miranda Lambert‘s cohorts in the Pistol Annies, but Ashley Monroe is prepping to release her solo album, Like A Rose, with the help of Miranda’s hubby, Blake Shelton. The album hits stores on March 5th, but is available for pre-order now. Pre-order now to get an instant download of  “You Ain’t Dolly (And You Ain’t Porter)” which features Monroe trading barbs with Shelton.

Take a listen here:

Pistol Annies Start Work on Sophomore Album

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Great news for Pistol Annies and Miranda Lambert fans this week! Miranda, “Lone Star Annie,” took to her Facebook and Twitter pages this morning to announce that the trio were working on their second album right now in the studio. Back when we spoke to her backstage at CMA Fest, she said she expected a release in early 2013 of the all-female group’s sophomore album.

They released their first album together “Hell on Heels” in 2011, which spawned two singles – the title track and the autobiographical, but funny, “Takin’ Pills.” The group made surprise appearances on Miranda’s “On Fire” tour earlier this year, and also played their own short headlining tour. They made their debut at last year’s Academy of Country Music’s Girls Night Out special.

What do you hope to hear from their new album? Check out their second official music video below and tell us who you prefer – Miranda as a solo artist, or as part of the Pistol Annies with Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley.

VIDEO: Pistol Annies at CCMAs

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Sassy country music trio Pistol Annies made an invasion into Canada this weekend. Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley made their Canadian television debut during the Canadian Country Music Awards with a performance of their latest autobiographical single “Takin’ Pills.”

Catch their performance and let us know if you want to see an Annies tour here in Canada:

VIDEO: Miranda Lambert Tears Up

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It takes a lot for Texan spitfire Miranda Lambert to tear up over something, but in the preview for the season premiere of Say Yes To The Dress: Atlanta, she does just that. The Pistol Annies star in the season premiere, which airs next Friday, August 24th, on TLC. Angaleena Presley, “Holler Annie,” brings along Miranda “Lone Star Annie” and Ashley Monroe “Hippie Annie” to help her pick out her perfect wedding dress for her wedding to Miranda’s tour manager. The pair eloped earlier this year.

DVR Alert: Pistol Annies on Say Yes To The Dress

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TLC is kicking off their brand new season of Say Yes To The Dress: Atlanta with some very special guests on August 24th. The Pistol Annies will be starring in the episode as Miranda Lambert and Ashley Monroe help out Angaleena Presley in finding the perfect wedding dress for her wedding to Miranda’s tour manager, Jordan Powell, back in May.

“There is no way I would want to do this without them. I’m eloping, so this is the way to feel like a bride and do bride stuff.”

The episode airs August 24th at 9 pm EST on TLC.