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The Band Perry Covers Billboard Magazine

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It’s been a whirlwind for years for The Band Perry, and with their forthcoming sophomore album Pioneer hitting stores on April 2, the trio shows no signs of slowing down. They’ve already had a #1 single with the album’s first track “Better Dig Two,” worked with super-producer Rick Rubin, and this week, the band covers Billboard magazine.

Read on for some excerpts from the story and be sure to pick up the issue on newsstands.

On working on the new album: ”Even more than pressure, we felt responsibility to even have the opportunity to record a second album,” Kimberly says, “because the fans making the first record such a success was in itself such a gift. The three of us felt the responsibility to dig as deep as we could, and we definitely dug deep.”

To begin the recording process, we took a road trip out to Malibu, Calif.,” Reid says, “and during that time we wrote a lot of the music along the way, including at the Grand Canyon. We wrote the song ‘Pioneer’ in Santa Fe, N.M.” They eventually made it to Malibu and met with Rubin. “Rick helped us refine the songs,” Reid says.

About working with Rick Rubin: ”Rick also opened up our minds to the spirit behind music,” Kimberly says. “He was a teacher in that area. There were times where we walked into the control room that he had tears in his eyes because the music so moved him.”

See a behind-the-scenes look at the cover shoot and making of the album on Billboard.com, here.

Billboard Magazine Dubs Miranda Lambert “The Coolest Girl In Country Music”

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As you probably know, Miranda Lambert is the cover story for the current issue of Billboard magazine. And they have appropriately dubbed her “The Coolest Girl in Country Music.” Lambert looks stunning on the cover, and the article and interview are a must read. It discusses everything: her career start; her rise to the top of the country charts; her new album, For The Record; her refusal to do her music and career anyway but hers; and her strong and sassy yet also very sweet personality.

I am a big fan of Miranda Lambert. She is a super talented, strong women who does things her way and does not compromise herself. She gets all of my respect.

Here are a few quotes from the article.

Sony Music Nashville chairman/CEO Gary Overton recalled the first conversation he had with Lambert years ago:

“She said, ‘I can tell you this: They’re not going to tell me what music to record. I’m going to do it my way.’ I said, ‘Well, that’s kind of not the way it happens on Music Row,’ and she goes, ‘Well, that’s the way it’s going to happen with me, or I’ll just go back to Texas and make my living. I’m not going to change my music or anything else.’”

Lambert added:

“I was telling everybody that at that point. I probably just didn’t know any better, being that young, and brand-new in town. But I’m glad I made that stance, because people took it seriously – and they still do. I’m still doing music my way, and it’s working.”

You can read the full Billboard article here.

Did you get your copy of For The Record yet? My favorites so far are “Oklahoma Sky,” “Better In The Long Run” (a duet with her superstar husband, Blake Shelton), “Over You,” and “Nobody’s Fool.” What are yours?