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Keepin’ It Country’s Top Albums of 2013

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Although everyone on our staff loves country music, we have different tastes and don’t always agree. For this reason, we didn’t compile a comprehensive list of our favorite collective country albums of the past year. Instead, some of our staff picked their individual faves. Make sure to let us know your faves of 2013!

Jen’s Picks: 

Cassadee PopeFrame By Frame: I am admittedly one of those music lovers who listens to an album the first time and is simply incapable of forming an opinion. No matter how much I love the artist, I sit there with a blank stare after the first spin. So, in all fairness to the artist, I listen again. That was my experience with Frame By Frame. I listened the first time, and the true stand outs to me were, the already loved, “Wasting All These Tears,” “Easier to Lie,” “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart,” and “11.” And for me to find four songs I like in the first spin is pretty impressive. In subsequent attempts to listen to Frame By Frame, I have found myself loving every track and even using Cassadee’s debut country album to accompany me during long, tedious runs to help the time go by. Each track exemplifies Cassadee’s gorgeous vocals, versatility, and incredible range. Give it a whirl … you will be begging for more from this CRS New Face!

Ashley Monroe Marries John Danks

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The final Pistol Annie is officially off the market! Congrats are in order for Ashley Monroe, who wed her longtime boyfriend, John Danks of the Chicago WhiteSox. The pair married on Thursday evening, October 24, at Blackberry Farms in Knoxville, Tennessee. The ceremony was held at the same location as Kelly Clarkson‘s picturesque wedding just four days earlier, and  included the bride arriving at the ceremony via horse-drawn carriage in a custom Haute Hippie gown while her groom wore Armani.

The wedding was officiated by Blake Shelton, while the bride’s best friend and the officiant’s wife, Miranda Lambert, served as maid of honor. “They’re my dearest friends,” Monroe told PEOPLE. “And we wanted someone with personality to marry us!”

And Ashley was no bridezilla leading up to the wedding. “Miranda was the one who cared about all the details!” said Monroe to PEOPLE. “It was magical.”

Congrats to the happy couple!

Blake Shelton Enlists His Friends for “Boys ‘Round Here” Celeb Remix

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With quite the arsenal of celebrity friends, it’s only fitting for Blake Shelton to bring his new brand of redneck to all facets of the country world. He’s released a “Celebrity Mix” of his current single, “Boys ‘Round Here,” that is sure to have you “red-ing” along with the best of them.

In addition to the Pistol Annies, the song also features Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Ronnie Dunn, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Reba, Josh Turner, Keith Urban and Hank Williams, Jr.

Hear the new mix here:

Pistol Annies cancelling shows

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Country music all-girls trio Pistol Annies have cancelled all upcoming shows due to “unforeseen circumstances.” The group, which features Angaleena Presley “Holler Annie,” Ashley Monroe “Hippie Annie,” and Miranda Lambert “Lone Star Annie,” had their promoter send a one-sentence e-mail to the venues.

The e-mail said:

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Pistol Annies are unable to appear on any dates in June but Miranda Lambert will perform instead.”

Miranda will perform solo instead at all Annies scheduled dates in June. The trio have been busy promoting the debut single “Hush Hush” from their sophomore album “Annie Up.” No other information is available at this time as to why all the dates have been cancelled.  There are NO dates listed on the Pistol Annies website at this time, but fans still wanting to catch Miranda Lambert in their spot can check out Miranda’s tour page to see when she’ll be playing all month long. The dates include sold-out Annies dates.

Ashley Monroe has released her own solo work this year on Warner Music Nashville. “Like A Rose” is her return to a major recording label, and she’ll be hitting the road as a solo artist opening up for Hunter Hayes.

What do you think is going on, country fans? Are you disappointed to see just Miranda at one of the Pistol Annies dates you had tickets to?

 

You can win a copy of Miranda Lambert’s “Four The Record” and Pistol Annies “Annie Up” along with other great country CDs in our online United Way of Oklahoma charity auction. To help us support Oklahoma, visit here and get your bid in before its too late!

Auction #2: Sony Music CDs

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We are asking country music fans to help us help the United Way of Central Oklahoma’s May Tornadoes Relief Fund. All proceeds from our charity auctions will go directly to those in need in the areas hit the hardest, and without administrative fees. Over the next few days we will have several different auctions hosted right here on Keepin’ it Country and are asking country fans to participate and show that country music still cares.

This item up for auction is a cool prize package courtesy of Sony Music Canada. The winner will receive ONE (1) copy of the following albums: Pistol Annies – “ANNIE UP,” Tate Stevens – “TATE STEVENS,” Miranda Lambert – “FOUR THE RECORD,” Gretchen Wilson – “GREATEST HITS,” Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble – “TEXAS FOLD (DELUXE EDITION),” and, Natalie Maines – “MOTHER.” These items will be shipped by Sony Music Canada after the donation from the winning bidder has been received.

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Pistol Annies Exclusive Live Concert Stream for “RAM Country Live!” on Yahoo!

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Pistol Annie fans, you’re in luck! We’ve got all the info on their “Ram Country Live!” for Yahoo! concert, streaming tonight!

The hour concert special will feature the trio performing songs from their new album, Annie Up, and can be seen tonight, Wednesday, May 15, 2012, at 10 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. CT / 7 p.m. PT.

 

 

 

Watch here:

The concert will also be streamed on Yahoo! Music.

 

 

CONTEST: Win a copy of Pistol Annies’ Annie Up

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WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

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!

VIDEO: Pistol Annies on Letterman

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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”?

Pistol Annies’ Album, “Annie Up,” Available Now

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It is one of the most anticipated country albums this year. The AnniesMiranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley – are back with their sophomore record, Annie Up.

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!

Pistol Annies’ Album Stream On Amazon

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The Pistol AnniesMiranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley – are back with new music!

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