Miranda Lambert has more than one new union to talk about right now — in addition to her May marriage to fellow country singer Blake Shelton, she’s also been in the studio with her new trio, Pistol Annies.
Lambert says the group — comprised of fellow singer songwriters Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley — provides an outlet for different aspects of her creativity. She talked about Pistol Annies, her new hubby and her relationship with her fans before going onstage at LP Field Sunday night during the CMA Music Festival.
You’ve been incredibly busy. You just released a single, but it isn’t a Miranda Lambert single, it’s a Pistol Annies single (“Hell on Heels”). Can you talk about going back and forth between the projects?
It’s been crazy. I did start a band, Pistol Annies, a couple of years ago. We were in the studio a couple of months ago. We did six tracks and then we decided to do a full album so we went back in. Then this last week I’ve been in the studio working on my own new record and then the last day of that recording we added on Pistol Annies. So, it’s been all over the map creatively, but it’s so good for me.
It gets my creative juices flowing when I have the girls. It took a lot of work and my manager did a great job. We really wanted to capitalize on this big night, and I get to have the girls with me. Our single “Hell on Heels” came out on our website (PistolAnnies.com, Sunday). It’s not on iTunes yet, but we’re working on that. It’s been really fun. It’s been cool to have to balance the two and really focus on just music the last month. It’s just been straight recording with me in the studio. I’m really excited.
Can you talk about CMA Fest this week and your fan club party?
We did a fan club party this morning. There were 500 people there. The first fan club party I ever had was seven years ago or maybe eight. It was 15 people at the Residence Inn on Elm Hill Pike and we had pizza, so it’s definitely changed a lot since then.
But I also had the girls Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley from Pistol Annies there and we sang to my fans and we sang some songs to my fan club. Your fan club is your core. They are the ones that go out and spread the word about your music and so now they’re on the Pistol Annies bandwagon, which is great. And tonight we get to get up on the stage. Even in soundcheck today, we were just looking out at that stadium and it’s just so huge and it’s really exciting to be in front of that many country music fans at one time.
Last night the girls recorded a short video before heading out onstage to perform at the CMA Music Festival they want everyone to go out and get Heel On Heels!
Go to PistolAnnies.Com and go get your copy if you haven’t already!
Last night Miranda performed at the CMA Music Festival. During her set she sang her most popular songs and also brought out the Pistol Annies and sang their new single Hell On Heels. I’ve added over 40 MQ photos to the gallery, with the hopes of finding more. Please check them out!
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The time has finally come and we can finally purchase the Pistol Annies first official single Hell On Heels!!! Head on over to PistolAnnies.Com to get your copy now!!! No word yet on if and when the song will be sent to radio and no word yet on when the album will be out, but it shouldn’t be too long of a wait.
Also, it seems Miranda just wrapped up her set at the CMA Music Festival and from some twitter comments it seems she also brought out the Pistol Annies! Check back tonight or tomorrow for photos!
It wasn’t the Seychelles, but it sure was nice!
Shortly after getting hitched in Texas May 14, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert stole away for a few days for a super top-secret honeymoon. Where did the superstar country couple get their romantic R&R?
The vacation digs of pal Reba McEntire outside of Cancun, Mexico, their reps confirm exclusively to Us Weekly. (Shelton, 35, and McEntire, 56, recently co-hosted the Academy of Country Music Awards, and share the same manager.)
As first reported by Us, Shelton wed Lambert, 27 at the Don Strange Ranch before a crowd of 550 loved ones, including McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, Martina McBride, Dierks Bentley and the Bellamy Brothers.
The couple exchanged their vows on a cowhide rug beneath an arch made of antlers in lantern-lit barn. Lambert wore her mom’s wedding dress, accessorized by custom Casadei cowboy boots, while Shelton donned an Ermengeildo Zegna suit and Lucchese boots.
Before jetting off to McEntire’s Mexican estate, the quirky duo escaped for a more rustic kind of mini-honeymoon: their Tishomongo, Oklahoma spread. Three days after the wedding, Lambert proudly posted a TwitPic from that trip: Wearing overalls, bikini top and cap, she held up a huge fish, presumably caught in the lake behind her.
The girls posted this lovely message on their Twitter today!
Ok!! It’s official..”hell on heels” for sale on our website www.pistolannies.com On Sunday!! Yay!!! Go get it go get it!!
And to celebrate here is a great video of the girls in Savannah, Ga .
Thanks again to our friend Nikie over at Blake-Shelton.Org and Oklahoma-Girl (Reba) for coming through for us once again! She has sent us scans from of Miranda from both Country Weekly and People Country! Be sure to check out the scans and please be sure to check out her sites!
Vote for Miranda’s The House That Built Me for Video Of The Year at the 2011 CMT Awards. You can vote more than once so vote throughout the whole show!!!