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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.

DVR Alert: Blake Shelton on GAC

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Blake Shelton fans will be getting a special Thanksgiving surprise this weekend! Not only is he giving fans a free stream of his holiday album “Cheers… it’s Christmas!” on his official site, Blake will also be appearing on GAC for a special look at how the album was created. Fans should expect to see appearances by his duet partners Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, Michael Buble, Pistol Annies, and even Kelly Clarkson! The special will air this Saturday at 1:30 pm EST on GAC.

Blake will also appear in a new episode of GAC’s “Backstory” tomorrow evening at 5 pm EST. Will you be tuning in?

Katie Couric Gets an All Access Pass to the Ladies of Nashville

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ABC’s 20/20, hosted by Katie Couric, will take viewers behind the scenes and allow them to get up close and personal with some of Nashville’s leading ladies.

The Nashville-infused 20/20 installment will be a one hour-long special, entitled “All Access Nashville with Katie Couric.” The show will take viewers into the homes and private lives of country music’s biggest stars including Taylor Swift, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert with the Pistol Annies. Additionally, viewers will hear from Luke Bryan, Martina McBride, Jason Aldean and more on the greatest female country singers of all time.

This special edition of 20/20, “All Access Nashville with Katie Couric,” airs on Friday, October 26, at 9:00pm ET on ABC.

Nominees for ACAs Announced

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The nominees were just announced earlier this morning for this year’s American Country Awards. The third edition of the fan-voted award show will once again air live on FOX from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. While the co-hosts remain the same with Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth, there is something new about the award show – the addition of the “Song Of The Year” category which will honor country music’s top songwriters of 2012. The nominees for Song of the Year are determined by the National Songwriters Association International (NSAI). The award show will air live on December 10th on FOX at 8 pm EST.

Artists leading all nominees this year are Luke Bryan with seven, and Lady Antebellum tying for second with Zac Brown Band with six nominations each. Eric Church and Taylor Swift both have five nominations each. Check out the full list of nominees below and let us know who you’ll be voting for. Fans can vote at theacas.com for their favorite artists, and make sure to tune in December 10th to see who wins!

Performers and presenters will be announced shortly, so stay tuned for that announcement too!

PHOTOS: Loretta Lynn 50th Opry Anniversary

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The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® honored one of its most beloved members, Loretta Lynn, last night with a show celebrating her 50thOpry Anniversary. Leading up to Lynn’s closing performance, several of her friends took the stage throughout the night to honor her in words and song.

 Among those performing their own hits as well as songs popularized by the guest of honor were Lee Ann Womack (“I Know How”), Crystal Gayle (“Don’t Come Home A- Drinkin’”), Miranda Lambert (“Honky Tonk Girl”), and Pistol Annies (“Fist City”), who made their Opry debut while Lynn sat cheering the group on from the front row of the Opry House.
After Lynn took the stage and performed her hits “They Don’t Make ‘Em Like My Daddy Anymore” and “You Ain’t Woman Enough,” Trace Adkins joined Lynn for the Conway Twitty/Lynn duet smash “Lead Me On.” Womack, Gayle, and the Pistol Annies then all filed on stage to join their musical hero in a rousing version of her signature song “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
Before Lynn’s final song of the night, Johnathon Arndt of the famed Johnathon Arndt Gallery of Jewels along with Opry vice-president and general manager Pete Fisher, presented the Opry member with a congratulatory gift of a limited Johnathon Arndt 18 KT. pink gold and diamond Swiss timepiece.  Lynn responded to the gift and to multiplest anding ovations from the crowd, saying:
“The greatest moment of my life was when they inducted me into the Grand Ole Opry. That’s a feeling you only feel once in a lifetime. And I’m glad I did.”

Check out some of the pictures from the night and let us know what your favorite album of Loretta’s is. Remember to click on the images to see them full-sized! All pictures are courtesy of the Opry / Chris Hollo.

 

(l-r) Pistol Annies, Crystal Gayle, Loretta Lynn, LeeAnn Womack.

Trace Adkins, Loretta Lynn.

See more pictures below:

VIDEO: Pistol Annies at CCMAs

The Pistol Annies.

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:

Recap of the Canadian Country Music Association Awards

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The Canadian Country Music Association Awards was definitely enough to remind Canadians of the amazing talent that represents us in the country music industry. Tonight (09/09), we saw some of the best of the best rock the stage in Saskatoon and accept awards that they were most deserving of.

Dean Brody opened the show with his hit “Canadian Girls,” kicking off a show that would see him win two awards: Best Male Artist and Album of the Year.

Other country faves taking home hardware at this year’s show included Carolyn Dawn Johnson, who won Female Artist of the Year and Hey Romeo, this year’s Group or Duo of the Year. Ottawa’s sweetest and brightest new talent, Kira Isabella, took home the Rising Star award. The Stellas, who have been out on the road with Johnny Reid, took home the award for CMT Video of the Year for their song “In This House.” Johnny, who had a whopping eight nominations tonight, was the recipient of the Fans’ Choice award.

Pre-order Blake Shelton’s “Cheers, it’s Christmas” + Tracklisting!

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Looks like the holidays are coming a little earlier than usual with this exciting news.

Right now, you can pre-order Blake Shelton‘s Cheers, it’s Christmas CD exclusively at store.blakeshelton.com to receive a digital copy of the album on September 18th, 2012 – two whole weeks before the album is set to hit stores.

The pre-sale package also contains an instant download of a new Christmas version of Blake’s single “Home (ft. Michael Buble),” as well as a Christmas ornament.

The Oklahoma Christmas Package contains a 2013 Blake Shelton calendar with all new photos, and a set of four Cheers, it’s Christmas pub glasses.

Check out the track listing below to see which country faves are making an appearance on the album!

Track Listing:
1. Jingle Bell Rock (featuring Miranda Lambert)
2. White Christmas
3. Oklahoma Christmas (featuring Reba)
4. Let It Snow
5. There’s A New Kid In Town (featuring Kelly Clarkson)
6. Santa’s Got A Choo Choo Train
7. Home (featuring Michael Buble)
8. Winter Wonderland
9. The Christmas Song
10. Blue Christmas (featuring Pistol Annies)
11. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
12. Silver Bells (featuring Xenia Martinez)
13. Time For Me To Come Home (featuring Dorothy Shackleford)
14. The Very Best Time Of Year (featuring Trypta-Phunk)

Pistol Annies Making Opry Debut for Loretta Lynn

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A very special night is planned at the Grand Ole Opry to help celebrate Loretta Lynn‘s 50th anniversary at the Opry. Loretta, who joined the Opry on September 25th, 1962, will be joined by Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack, Trace Adkins, and the Pistol Annies will make their Opry debut on the special night. Also making her appearance is Loretta’s sister, Crystal Gayle.

“There is no one at the OPRY, in Country music, or on Earth, quite like Loretta Lynn,” said Opry VP/GM Pete Fisher. “Her influence as a recording artist and songwriter reaches across musical genres, cultures, and generations. She’s earned her place among America’s musical icons, and we look forward to celebrating 50 years of Opry membership with her next month.”

The show will take place on Tuesday, September 25th – her exact 50th anniversary date. Tickets are available at opry.com.

VIDEO: Miranda Lambert Tears Up

Pistol Annies. photo credit: Access Hollywood.

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.