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DVR Alert: Pistol Annies on Say Yes To The Dress

Pistol Annies. photo credit: Randee St. Nicholas

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.


Miranda Lambert Cancels Scranton Date

Miranda Lambert.

Due to schedule conflicts, Miranda Lambert will be unable to bring her “ON FIRE” tour to Scranton, PA this year. The concert, which was originally scheduled for July 7th, was forced to be postponed when Miranda suffered from an illness. The tour stop was to feature Little Big Town and Thomas Rhett alongside Miranda and the Pistol Annies.

Miranda is “regrettably unable to make up her performance” and apologies to her fans who were hoping to see her. Refunds will be available at original point of purchase for all tickets.

DVR Alert: Pistol Annies on The View

The Pistol Annies.

Country music trio Pistol Annies will be making an appearance on The View talk show next week on ABC. The girls will be performing their new single “Takin’ Pills” on Wednesday, July 25th. Actress Jessica Alba will also be on the program. Check your local listings for air times.

The girls released their music video for “Takin’ Pills” earlier this month. They’ll be returning to the studio as a group in November to work on their sophomore album, the follow up to the critically acclaimed “Hell on Heels.” What was your favorite track from their debut album?

CCMA Nominees Announced


Canadians can’t wait for the nation’s biggest night in country music! The countdown has begun for the Canadian Country Music Association Awards which will be held in Saskatoon, SK on September 9 at 8PM. Fans can tune in to CBC to catch the awards as they air LIVE.

“All of today’s nominees deserve ample recognition for their excellence as well as their tremendous contribution to Canadian country music,” said Don Green, Executive Director, CCMA. “This year’s nominees reflect the depth of musical talent in Canada, and we’re so proud to be able to recognize those artists – both established and emerging – who have impacted Canadians with their music.”

A personal fave, Johnny Reid, leads the nominations with a total of eight. Country cutie Dean Brody follows close behind with seven of his own.

Performers expected to light up the stage at the Awards include Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies, Eric Church, Paul Brandt, Dean Brody, George Canyon, Johnny Reid, Deric Ruttan, Gord Bamford, Terri Clark, Chad Brownlee and High Valley.

Check out the list of nominees below!

AUDIO: Miranda Lambert Backstage At CMA Fest

Miranda Lambert. photo credit: Randee St. Nicholas.

Country music’s firecracker Miranda Lambert made a quick stop backstage at the 2012 CMA Music Festival to answer a few questions before hitting the stage later that night. Miranda, who was feeling pretty sick all day, still found time to meet with the press backstage. Listen to the clips of her interview below:

Miranda, as you might notice from her voice in our clips, was forced to have the Pistol Annies and Raelynn fill in last minute for her at her fanclub party during CMA Fest, apologizes to the media and her fans for being sick. She has a pretty good idea why she was feeling under the weather, and where she got it from:

Check out more of the Miranda interview below:

VIDEO: Pistol Annies – Takin’ Pills

Pistol Annies. photo credit: Randee St. Nicholas

The Pistol Annies finally released their second-ever music video as a group today. Their fun single “Takin’ Pills” from their debut album “Hell on Heels” shows off the bad habits of the three girls as they sing about each other and life on the road. Check out the fun music video below and let us know what you’re hoping to hear from their second album, which they’re working on later this Fall.

Angaleena Presley Signs Songwriting Deal With EMI


It’s been a whirlwind of a last few weeks for Pistol Annies member Angaleena Presley. Officially a newlywed, the singer-songwriter has just signed a worldwide publishing deal with EMI Music Publishing. All future songs written by the Kentucky native will now be represented world-wide by EMI Music Publishing and Ten Ten Music. “Holler Annie” co-wrote the group’s debut album “Hell on Heels” and Miranda Lambert‘s current single “Fastest Girl In Town.” Angaleena is currently working on her own solo work as well as the sophomore album of the Annies which will be recorded later this year.

EMI Music is pretty ecstatic about adding Angaleena to its roster. Ben Vaughn of EMI Music Publishing Nashville said:

“You just have to listen to Angaleena’s lyrics to hear that she is a classic modern day songwriter whose music connects to anyone that loves authentic music. Everyone at EMI would like to welcome Angaleena and our new partner Ten Ten Music, and we look forward to the bright future of this talented writer and artist.”

In case you’re wondering the Annies met, Ten Ten Music co-president Jewel Coburn shares a little on Angaleena and Ashley Monroe‘s past:

“When Barry  and I first met Angaleena we both went ‘wow!’ Several years down the road we helped set her up with Ashley Monroe as writing partners and Ashley introduced Angaleena to Miranda. It was a perfect match! It’s been magical seeing Angaleena grow as a writer and performer, we have believed in her right from start and we continue to support her on this incredible journey.”

It’s been a long road for Angaleena herself, who shares:

“The road from my front porch in Kentucky to Music Row has been long and hard but well worth traveling. I want to thank everyone at EMI and Ten Ten Music for helping make my little songs reach front porch dreamers all over the world.”

Angaleena is currently out with the Pistol Annies on select dates of Miranda Lambert’s “ON FIRE” tour. She’ll be part of the Pistol Annies own tour later this year.

Charity Auction Chock Full ‘O Country Prizes!


Kreative Kids Foundation, founded by former Broadway sensation and current country star Laura Bell Bundy, is holding an auction that is geared directly toward all of you country fans out there. The proceeds of the auction will go to Kreative Kids Foundation, an organization which helps artistic youth strive toward a career in the arts, despite limited financial means.

Included in this auction are: two tickets and a meet and greet to any Lady Antebellum concert; two tickets and a meet and greet to any Miranda Lambert & Pistol Annies concert; two tickets and a meet and greet to any Blake Shelton concert; two tickets and a meet and greet to any Rascal Flatts concert; two tickets and a meet and greet to any Dierks Bentley concert; two tickets and a meet and greet to any Luke Bryan concert; two tickets to attend the 2013 Country Music Television Awards in Nashville; two tickets to attend the 2013 Country Music Association Awards; and two tickets to attend the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.

Start placing your bids now by clicking here! Bidding on all of these incredible opportunities ends tomorrow, Thursday, June 21, 2012. Don’t miss out on your chance to support a great cause and walk away with a once in a lifetime experience! And, if you win one of these exciting auctions, please let us know what you won and if you heard about the auction by visiting Keepin’ It Country! Good luck to all who participate!

Pistol Annies Welcome Fans To Henhouse

Pistol Annies. photo credit: Sony Music Nashville.

Rising country trio Pistol Annies are calling on all fellow Annies and Andys to join them in their Henhouse! The Henhouse is a brand new online community connecting fans to share creativity of the Pistol Annies lifestyle. Fans are able to upload and check out others’ discoveries, pictures, and stories as well as behind the scenes content of how the Annies operate.

Miranda Lambert, also known as Lone Star Annie, is giving fans a reason to join:

 “Tune in to ‘Live from the Henhouse’ with Hippie Annie (Ashley Monroe), Holler Annie (Angaleena Presley) and me, Lone Star Annie, for advice that your momma won’t give you.”

Ashley Monroe, also known as Hippie Annie, added:

“Be as creative as you want; show us your inner Annie or Andy!”

On what it takes to be an Annie? Angaleena Presley, or Holler Annie, keeps it simple:

“Being an Annie is an attitude.”

The site also features Henhouse radio, which features the sound track to the Annie lifestyle: some Tom Petty, Merle Haggard, and even a little bit of Pistol Andy – Blake Shelton. Fans can register by using their own Facebook accounts to create their own Annie or Andy profile. Check out the Henhouse at pistolannies.com/henhouse.

In other Annies news, we asked Miranda backstage at CMA Fest if we could see an Annies tour this year… and she said yes! Now we have the dates fans can catch the Annies at this year, so check them out below:

CMT Music Awards Presenters Announced


With only two days remaining until the 2012 CMT Music Awards, Nashville is brimming with excitement in anticipation of the big night.

Today, a list of presenters were announced for Wednesday’s show. The list includes: Jason Aldean, Sara Evans, Ronnie Dunn, Alan Jackson, Jake Owen, and Kellie Pickler. Previously-announced performers The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan will also be on hand to present awards.

Several other presenters comprise the list, such as American Idol finalists Colton Dixon and Skylar Laine, CMT hosts Tom Arnold and Steve Austin, 2012 Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti, Twilight star Ashley Greene, Tony Hawk, Denise Richards, Dax Shepard and Jordin Sparks.

The show will feature performances from some of the best in country music: Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, Pistol Annies, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Hank Williams Jr. and Zac Brown Band.

The show, hosted by Toby Keith and actress Kristen Bell, will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena June 6th at 8PM EST on CMT and CMT.com.

We will be at the show, so be sure to check back with us as Keepin’ It Country will be up-to-date on everything related to the Awards and CMA Fest!