Deadline.Com — Country music star Miranda Lambert is collaborating on the female comedy script Something In The Water penned by celebrated country music video director Trey Fanjoy and screenwriter Cindy McCreery. The strong female-led project is a multi-generational ensemble piece set in the heartland; Lambert would take on one of the roles in the romp about five women challenging their men in a bass fishing competition. The project, which Fanjoy also hopes to direct, is said be in the vein of Bridesmaids meets Steel Magnolias.
Lambert and Fanjoy have long collaborated. In fact, for about a decade. Fanjoy directed Lambert’s first music video for the singer’s first single and has, subsequently, helmed the country artist’s videos on her game-changing hits — “Kerosene,” “The House That Built Me,” “Fastest Girl In Town,” “Over You,” “Mama’s Broken Heart” and the singer’s most recent hit video “Somethin’ Bad” with Carrie Underwood (which has been viewed over 10 million times since bowing last month and has pulled record-breaking view numbers for Viacom and its County Music Television). Together, Lambert and Fanjoy have racked up numerous awards, most recently this past June when Lambert won Female Video of the Year for the song “Automatic,” directed (once again) by Fanjoy.
MirandaLambert.Com — Richard Beckman, CEO of Three Lions Entertainment, today announced the return of Fashion Rocks® a television special celebrating the powerful relationship between fashion and music. Emmy Award-winner Ryan Seacrest will host the show live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, in a two-hour extravaganza on the CBS television network (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). The show will be executive produced by Mr. Beckman and Don Mischer of Don Mischer Productions. Mr. Seacrest will also receive an executive producer credit.
The evening will feature performances by some of music’s most innovative trendsetters, including Afrojack, Duran Duran, Jennifer Lopez, KISS, Miranda Lambert, Nico & Vinz, Pitbull, Rita Ora, The Band Perry and Usher. Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.
“Fashion Rocks is the only show that celebrates the inextricable link between fashion and music, a relationship that is more relevant today than ever before,” said Mr. Beckman. “For the first time we’ll air the event live during Fashion Week from Barclays Center. It will be a spectacular affair, featuring some of the world’s most talented musicians as well as today’s hottest fashions.”
Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, August 1, at 10 a.m. ET and can be purchased online via Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800- 745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Saturday, August 2 at noon (if tickets are still available). For information on individual suites, please call 718-BK-SUITE.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning on Monday, July 28 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, July 31 at 10 p.m.
Visit FashionRocksLive.com, for a combination of compelling articles, photo galleries, videos and polls related to the intersection of fashion and music. Featuring updates and content surrounding the Fashion Rocks broadcast, you’ll also find everything from posts on fashion throughout the ages, playlists for specific moods and beauty inspiration culled from various musical genres to behind-the-scenes footage of the Fashion Rocks magazine, created by InStyle.
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— Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) June 24, 2014
Billboard — As “Platinum” debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with 180,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Miranda Lambert becomes the first artist in the survey’s 50-year history to post five consecutive career-opening No. 1s. (All of her albums have additionally launched at the summit).
Lambert passes Carrie Underwood, who’s scored four No. 1s in her first four tries, a still-active streak dating to 2005; Underwood has also debuted at No. 1 with all four sets. The other acts to arrive with multiple career-starting Top Country Albums No. 1s are LeAnn Rimes, Gretchen Wilson (three each), Wynonna Judd, Billy Ray Cyrus, Kellie Pickler and Lady Antebellum (two each).
As previously reported, Lambert concurrently crowns the Billboard 200 for the first time, notching her best sales week and the largest for an album by a female country artist since the week ending Dec. 30, 2012, when Taylor Swift’s “Red” sold 241,000. Lambert is just the 11th female country artist to top the Billboard 200 (which became a regularly published list in 1956). Prior to Lambert, Swift was the last country female artist to notch her first No. 1, having topped the list for the first time on the chart dated Nov. 29, 2008, when “Fearless” bowed at No. 1.
Impressively, each of Lambert’s albums has started with successively a larger debut week than those before. Her first release, “Kerosene,” bowed in 2005 with 40,000. She followed with 2007′s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (53,000), 2009′s “Revolution” (66,000) and 2011′s “Four the Record” (133,000).
On Hot Country Songs, Lambert’s new single “Somethin’ Bad,” with Underwood, flies 25-12 with Streaming Gainer honors (710,000 total U.S. streams, up 69 percent, according to Nielsen BDS), while lead “Platinum” lead track “Automatic” bullets for a second week at its No. 4 peak.
Rolling Stone — Miranda Lambert’s Platinum has notched its first chart-topping single. “Automatic,” a nostalgic tune about enjoying life’s slower pace, debuted at Number 26 on the Billboard country charts back in February, and while it rests at Number Three on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, it has already reached Number One on the competing Mediabase chart.
Lambert has had a busy week since the release of her fifth album, Platinum, last Tuesday. She made high-profile appearances on the CMT Music Awards, The View and The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, and at the 2014 CMA Music Festival and George Strait’s farewell show in Arlington, Texas, where she joined the King of Country for a surprise rendition of “How ‘Bout them Cowgirls.”
Meanwhile, “Somethin’ Bad” — her hell-raising duet with Carrie Underwood — sits at Number 36, giving Lambert two simultaneous tunes in Billboard’s Country Top 40. So much for enjoying a slower pace.
“Automatic” marks the sixth chart-topper for Lambert, Rolling Stone’s current cover star. To celebrate, she’ll hit the road on July 10th for the start of her Platinum Tour.
Billboard — As expected, country star Miranda Lambert earns her first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with the debut of “Platinum.” The set — her fifth release — sold 180,000 copies in the week ending June 8, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
That sum is Lambert’s best sales week yet, and the largest for an album from a female country artist since the week ending Dec. 30, 2012. That week, Taylor Swift’s “Red” sold 241,000, nine weeks after it debuted at No. 1 with 1.2 million.
Lambert is only the 11th female country artist to top the Billboard 200, which became a regularly published list in 1956. (For perspective on that total of just 11 leading country ladies: More than 400 acts have tallied a No. 1 album.)
Previous to Lambert, the last country female artist to get her first No. 1 was Swift, who topped the list for the first time on the chart dated Nov. 29, 2008 (when “Fearless” bowed at No. 1).
Impressively, each of Lambert’s albums have started with successively larger debut weeks. Her first release, “Kerosene,” bowed at No. 18 in 2005 with 40,000. She followed it up with 2007′s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (No. 6 with 53,000), 2009′s “Revolution” (No. 8 with 66,000) and 2011′s “Four the Record” (No. 3 with 133,000).
“Platinum” also easily scores Lambert her fifth straight No. 1 debut on the Top Country Albums chart.