They haven’t even officially released their first single, but Miranda Lambert’s new band, Pistol Annies, are already in high-demand for more music! The all-female trio, comprised of Miranda and fellow songwriters Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley, debuted a new tune, ‘Better Days,’ in front of Miranda’s hometown crowd during her Cause for the Paws event. (Watch a fan’s video of the performance above.)
On writing ‘Better Days,’ Angaleena quips, “I thought of the idea for this song when I was literally laying under my car on the side of the road … tying up my muffler with a guitar string. True story!”
The trio debuted their first single, ‘Hell on Heels,’ during the ACM Girls’ Night Out concert special in April. It’s expected to be officially released to radio later this month, with their full-length album due later this year.
“I figured if I get tired of singing by myself, I might as well have some hot women up here on stage with me!” Miranda explains.
Fans can “like” Pistol Annies on their official Facebook page to get up-to-date information on the dynamic new trio.
When Miranda Lambert last played Atlantic City in 2008, she was one of country music’s rising stars, bringing a boatload of attitude and southern rock charged excitement to the Nashville scene.
Many critics at the time reasoned that Nashville didn’t quite know what to do with her.
Well, as she returns three years later, playing at The Borgata Event Center Friday June 10 (tickets are $65 and $85. theborgata.com) , they’ve figured it out.
They decided to just love her. Lambert comes back to town as a bonafied superstar.
Her 2009 album Revolution produced five hit singles and two number ones — “The House That Built Me” and “Heart Like Mine.” She’s also won a trophy case of Grammys and country music awards since last playing in the resort.
In the meantime, her personal life has gone just as well. Last month she married fellow country artist Blake Shelton, in a true country ceremony.
It was hard to find a celebrity gossip magazine in the last few weeks that didn’t have a shot of Lambert in her wedding dress or holding up the seven-pound bass she caught on her honeymoon. Like we said, it was a country wedding.
As Lambert brings her Revolution Tour to The Borgata, she took some time to answer five questions by e-mail. Actually it was six, but then you always get more than you expect from Lambert.
Thanks to our friend Nikie over at Blake-Shelton.Org and Oklahoma-Girl (Reba) for sending us some older screencaptures of Miranda from 2009 when she was featured on the GAC special Backstory featuring her husband Blake! Miranda looks gorgeous as always!
– Screencaptures > 2009 > GAC: Blake Shelton Backstory (x118)
– Live Performances & Concerts > 2011 > Alpharetta, GA (x10)
From the “God-centered” ceremony to the “out of control, crazy” reception, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s Texas wedding left guests “smiling from ear to ear,” says Lambert’s mother, Bev, in PEOPLE Country’s new cover story.
“It was a really fun and light-hearted wedding,” Bev says of the Texas affair held May 14 at the Don Strange Ranch. Down-home touches were everywhere, from the pup parade during the bridal party entrance and the cowhide the couple stood on to say their vows, to the rowdy, karaoke sing-a-long reception for the couple’s 560 guests. “Every person there said it was far and away the best party they’d ever been to.”
Before the short ceremony, Miranda (who wore the gown her mother wore at her 1979 wedding) had her bridesmaids pray over her. “That was very emotional for her – she had some pretty tearful moments,” Bev says. And though he rarely has a serious moment in public, Shelton was clearly moved too. “He could not take his eyes off of her the entire day,” she says.
Adds Shelton’s close pal, singer Neal McCoy (who kicked off the reception party with a rollicking set), “With that first kiss and the pronouncement, they just lit up and everybody knew it was right.”
For all the details – and more photos! – from Blake and Miranda’s wedding, plus interviews with Shania Twain, Taylor Swift and others, pick up the new PEOPLE Country, on newsstands now.
I’ve added tons of new photos to the gallery from award shows, appearances, and photoshoots. Some are just updates for older albums and some are new photos all together! There are so many that I can’t list them all so I’m just going to direct you to our latest uploads page! Be sure to check back all day because photos will continue to be added!
If you follow Miranda on Twitter then you’ve seen that for the past week she has been in the studio working on her follow up album to Revolution and finishing up the Pistol Annies first album!
Are ya’ll excited or what!?!
— In the studio. New record time!!!! Send Good vibes my way:)
— Day 2 in the studio. Great so far:)
— Mrs. Shelton here again. Studio day 3. Music is flowing! And so Is the Bacardi:)
— Mornin. Studio day 4 is just getting started:) ….coffee – 26 May
— Day 5 studio. Last one for my record. Tomorrow…..Pistol Annies. Finishing our record so y’all can get it:)
A few weeks ago it was announced that Miranda would be performing on Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series, well now we have a date! Mark your calenders! Miranda will be performing on GMA on July 8, 2010. For more information on how you can attend, visit abcnews.go.com/gma.
Good Morning America airs 7:00am – 9:00am ET on ABC.