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Miranda Lambert’s Fastest Girl in Town Hits Billboard

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Miranda Lambert has another climber on her hands. Only weeks after “Over You” became the forth number one single of her career, she has a brand new track from “Four The Record” finding its way up the charts. Miranda’s “Fastest Girl in Town” found itself at the fifty-fourth spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart for issue date June 2nd, 2012. Her song is also number fifty-five on Mediabase’s Country Singles Chart… not bad for a song that hasn’t yet been named her new official single.

Miranda’s all-girl trio, the Pistol Annies, also have a single on the chart. Their second single “Takin’ Pills” is currently sitting at the 108th spot on the Country top 100 Mediabase spot – one slot behind Gwen Sebastian‘s “Met Him in a Motel Room.”

Miranda’s “ON FIRE” headlining tour continues Friday night in Virginia Beach, VA, then on Saturday in Camden, NJ. She has one more stop after those before heading to Nashville for CMA Fest next week. Will you be there?

Angaleena Presley Wedding Details!

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We had the chance to speak with Pistol Annies member Angaleena Presley back in November all about the Annies and her wedding to Miranda Lambert tour manager, Jordan Powell. The two were married Tuesday in a private ceremony in Jacksonhole, WY. While we don’t know the details for sure, Angaleena shared a little bit on what she was expecting with us here at Keepin’ it Country:

“We’re gonna elope. We are, you know, it’s my second marriage and it’s his second marriage and we had weddings the first time and we’re over it. We’re just going to wake up one morning and go to the mountains and get married. We don’t know when and we don’t know where, but we’re just going to wake up one morning and do it one day.”

We wish the happy couple all the best in their new lives together. Read the rest of our interview with Angaleena here.

PHOTO: Pistol Annies Member Angaleena Presley Gets Married

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Congratulations to Pistol Annies member Angaleena Presley!  The news of the Kentucky-born singer/songwriter’s nuptials broke on the group’s Twitter page this evening (May 24). 

 

 

 

 

@PistolAnnies: Holler got hitched, y’all! Congrats @guitarleena we love you!

Fans of the Pistol Annies will be able to catch them live on the CMT Awards June 6.  They can also see them on Miranda Lambert’s On Fire Tour this summer.

CMT Announces Additional Performers

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CMT have announced additional performers for their June 6th award show, and it’s sure to stand out from other line-ups this year. Performing on the telecast will be The Band Perry, Pistol Annies, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Willie Nelson, and Hank Williams Jr.

This year’s award show will air live on CMT and CMT.com on June 6th live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, hosted by Toby Keith and Kristen Bell. We’ll be there so stay tuned to Keepin’ it Country.

VIDEO: Miranda Lambert & Friends

Miranda Lambert. photo credit: RCA Nashville / Randee St. Nicholas

Miranda Lambert made her first-ever headlining tour stop at the Bridgestone Arena last weekend during her “ON FIRE” tour. For her encore she brought out just a few friends along with her husband, Blake Shelton, Jerrod Niemann, Chris Young and her Pistol Annies for a group performance of “King Of The Road.” Turns out Blake can’t snap and she makes fun of him for it right in front of the packed crowd.

Watch the video below and let us know who you’d love to see Miranda perform with:

RaeLynn Returns, Performs With Miranda In Stagecoach Surprise

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Fans at the Stagecoach Festival got a huge surprise Saturday night:  The return of RaeLynn.

Headliner Miranda Lambert was midway through her show when she surprised the Indio, California crowd by bringing RaeLynn out on the stage.  The two then sang a rocking version of Maroon 5’s “Wake Up Call,” which RaeLynn had performed on The Voice.  (See a fan-shot video of the performance below.)

Shortly after her performance RaeLynn tweeted the following message:

Just performed with my favorite country singer and my adopted big sister @Miranda_Lambert! Love my sister Annie’s!

Lambert had long been scheduled to headline at the festival and many fans hoped to see the Pistol Annies — the trio of Lambert, Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe – as they had performed at Miranda’s shows the previous two nights.  The Annies did perform, but the big bombshell came from the tiny Texan and her performance with Miranda, her idol.

Pistol Annies Announce Second Single

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The Pistol Annies are takin’ to the road and soon the group will be takin’ to the airwaves with their second single:  “Takin’ Pills.”

The trio of Angaleena Presley, Ashley Monroe and Miranda Lambert announced the selection of the single Thursday night while performing at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.  “Takin’ Pills” talks about the main vice of each Pistol Annie character:  Lone Star Annie (Lambert) is drinkin’.  Holler Annie (Pressley) is smokin’.  Hippie Annie (Monroe) is takin’ pills.  The Annies said the single will be released sometime in June.

The song will be the second single for the Pistol Annies.  It follows “Hell On Heels,” which went gold with more than 500,000 digital copies sold.

The trio recently announced they will be joining Lambert on her tour throughout the spring and summer.  We have a list of the initially announced dates HERE.

Pistol Annies To Make Appearances At Miranda’s Shows

Pistol Annies. photo credit: Randee St. Nicholas

We just received official word that Pistol Annies will be making special appearances on Miranda Lambert‘s “ON FIRE” tour this year. The trio will make their first official ON FIRE stop tomorrow night in Fresno, California. Pistol Annies are made up of Angaleena Presley, Ashley Monroe and Miranda Lambert.

The trio are working on a second album together, due out next year.

 “We have chemistry as friends, we have chemistry on stage, and we have chemistry in our writing,” says Miranda.  “It’s one of my favorite times during my show because I get to step into a different role.”

We have the exact tour dates that fans will catch the girls at together, so check to see if you’ll be getting the special performances at your show:

Pistol Annies To Celebrate “Record Store Day” With Special Release

Pistol Annies. photo credit: Randee St. Nicholas

The Pistol Annies are bringing their old-school sound to an old-school format:  Vinyl.

The trio is celebrating “Record Store Day” with the vinyl release of their Hell On Hells album.  The special vinyl version will be available Saturday, April 21.  The CD and digital album was released in August of last year and has already yielded a Gold single with the title track.

In addition, there’s a widget available HERE that features an animated record player where fans can listen to the Annies’ album with the “fuzz and crackle” feel of a well-loved and worn vinyl record.  By sharing the widget, fans are automatically registered to win an autographed copy of the album and a Sony USB Stereo Turntable to play it on.

The Pistol Annies (Miranda Lambert, Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe) have a traditional sound that is tailor-made for turntables.

“The music of the Pistol Annies is the three of us truly being ourselves—not only in our songwriting and storytelling, but also in the way we perform as a team, says Lambert.  “We wanted to make music that people talk about but might not want to admit and it’s the kind of raw and honest country music that deserves to be on vinyl.”

Fans can find out if any of their local stores are offering the Annies on vinyl by clicking HERE.

All For The Hall: A Night To Remember

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Last night (04/10), some of the biggest names in country music gathered at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville in front of a crowd of 16,000 to raise money for the Country Music Hall of Hame and Museum.

This is the third year Keith Urban and Vince Gill have put on the All For The Hall show. Following suit with giving themes to each of the past shows, Keith made this year’s theme duos, vocal groups and bands. And some of the best acts were in attendance: Rascal Flatts, The Oak Ridge Boys, Diamond Rio, Pistol Annies, Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Thompson Square, Little Big Town and Alabama.

If that set list wasn’t enough, Keith added to the excitement by bringing out some special guests including Merle Haggard and Don Williams.

Both Keith and Vince acted as co-musical directors and house band leaders. They sat in on most songs and brought their bands together throughout the night.

The best moment of the night, of course, was Keith’s surprise: Rascal Flatts brought out a black duffel bag for Keith for him to find an Opry microphone stand inside. Read more about Keith’s surprise here.

 

(Photo courtesy of George Walker IV/The Tennessean)