You may remember RaeLynn as the feisty Team Blake Shelton teen from The Voice Season 2. Her giant flower hair bows combined with her child beauty pageant costumes were pretty unforgettable. And now the country crooner is ready to start promoting her original music.
She already performed her first single, “Boyfriend,” on The Voice Season 3 in the winter, and this summer the singer is going on the road with her coach’s wife Miranda Lambert, country superstar Dierks Bentley, and Kix Brooks.
RaeLynn has always been close to Blake and Miranda and has performed on stage with Miranda and her group the Pistol Annies several times. She’s even earned the nickname of the “Little Annie.”
It’s nice to see that Blake and his family have continued to nurture this artist long after she’s left The Voice. The most interesting thing about RaeLynn’s connection to Blake and Miranda is the fact that she didn’t even make it to the semi-finals on The Voice.
The Texas teen left the competition early in Season 2 and Jermaine Paul went on to represent Blake in the finals, landing the singer his first win.
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Miranda Lambert has written or co-written several of her own biggest hits, including her No. 1 tune, ‘Over You,’ and now the singer will get a chance to show off even more of her writing skills. The 29-year-old is heading to Boston, Mass. to participate in the CMA Songwriters Series, where she will join several other tunesmiths for one unforgettable night.
Sharing the stage with Lambert on Thursday, July 11 at the famed Royale Boston Nightclub will be Kip Moore, Brett James and Bob DiPiero, who will also serve as the evening’s host.
“Nashville’s songwriters are the best in the world and CMA is excited to return to Boston to showcase some of these spectacular artists again,” CMA Chief Executive Officer Steve Moore explains (quote via Taste of Country). “It’s great to see how this series has grown since it began in 2005, expanding to play in cities across the US, and overseas in places like the UK and Paris as well. Boston has given us such a warm reception and we are thrilled to continue to share the remarkable stories behind the hit songs with the terrific fans there.”
The CMA Songwriters Series will also play in Chicago, Austin, Nashville and New York later this year. Tickets for the July 11 show are already sold out.
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Miranda Lambert still isn’t done releasing singles from 2011?s Four The Record, with the current ACM Female Vocalist of the Year announcing that the colorful “All Kinds of Kinds” will serve as the disc’s fifth single. Sony’s confirmed a radio add date of June 24, and also released what must be the worst cover art of 2013 (sorry JT).
It’ll be interesting to see how receptive the conservative country fans in the honky tonks are to Miranda’s lyrics about a cross-dressing congressmen and a pharmacist who drugs her kids with Ritalin, but the final single from a hit album is always a good opportunity to take a risk. It was either gonna be this or the blurry alt-country of “Fine Tune,” which would’ve struggled to garner airplay on the same stations that sent all four of Four The Records singles into the top ten of the country music charts.
Anyway, the real issue at hand is Lambert’s fifth studio album and its mystery release date. If she were to stick to her usual schedule, it’d be out before Christmas, but “All Kinds of Kinds” makes that virtually impossible. Country songs take months to build at radio, and unless Miranda Lambert magically transforms into Rihanna overnight, there’s just not enough time in the year left for a final Four The Record single and a new lead single from her next album. She also recently told an Arizona publication that she won’t hit the studio to start recording her “fun” new album until August, so we’re guesstimating that Mrs. Shelton probably won’t come out with her Four The Record follow-up until some time next year.
In the meantime, you’ll just have to enjoy “All Kinds of Kinds” and the latest Pistal Annies album.
Miranda Lambert is having a pretty good time of it.
When “Four the Record” topped the Billboard country chart in November 2011, she became the first artist in that chart’s 47-year history to have her first four albums debut at No. 1.
She also picked up album of the year at the 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards.
At this year’s ACMs, she took home song and single of the year for “Over You,” a chart-topping ballad she co-wrote with husband Blake Shelton, while adding a fourth consecutive female vocalist of the year ACM to her list of accomplishments.
At 29, she’s pretty much as big as country singers get without overtly crossing over into pop like Taylor Swift.
And that makes Lambert kind of nervous.
“It’s a little scary,” she says, “because I’ll never know when it’s just gonna stop. And I am just afraid it’s gonna stop abruptly.”
Lambert laughs, then adds, “I’m like, ‘OK, when’s the other shoe gonna drop. This is all too good.’ Everybody has a point in their career where they kind of hit their prime, and I feel like that’s where Blake and I both are right now, and it’s really great to celebrate that together.”
It’s pointed out that she and Shelton, who stars as a mentor/judge on NBC’s “The Voice,” are something of a country-music power couple.
“We are,” Lambert says, with another laugh. “And that’s so weird because when we first met, we never would have thought that. And we didn’t get together to try to be that. But it sure is nice to not feel like one is ahead of the other. It’s really kind of equal with all the great things going on. It’s fun because it’s neat to watch each other.
“And now, when it starts to go down, we’ll be on the downhill, slowing-down slope together, which might be nice as well.”
Asked if she finds herself thinking about the downhill slope ahead when she’s making a record, Lambert answers quickly and emphatically.
“Yeah!” she says. “I mean, I freak out every time. I’m like a basket case when it’s time to make a record. I get so nervous as to ‘Is this gonna work? Is this gonna be the album that stops selling, that stops getting nominated?’ I know that I can’t live like that. I can’t do my whole career like that. But it definitely crosses my mind.”
One thing she does not do, though, Lambert says, is let those kind of thoughts define the music she records.
“I never will,” she says. “To me, playing it safe is when it will end. I have never played it safe. I don’t go into the studio going ‘I’m gonna be different’ or ‘I’m gonna do something crazy.’ I just do what I like. And if it’s not safe, well, that has to be what it is. I’m always gonna do that. If I write a song I love, I cut it. It is just that simple.
Pistol Annies have abruptly canceled all of their concerts that were scheduled for June, leaving Miranda Lambert to fill in as a solo act at the upcoming shows.
The trio released their second album, ‘Annie Up,’ in May and were expected to tour in support of it, mingling the dates between Lambert’s solo appearances and Ashley Monroe’s promotional efforts for her recent solo album ‘Like a Rose.’ Lambert performed solo at the Winstock Festival on June 7, where the group were scheduled, and will perform solo at the Country Stampede on June 30.
According to Keepin’ It Country, the only explanation provided to the promoter of the Winstock Festival was an email that read, “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Pistol Annies are unable to appear on any dates in June but Miranda Lambert will perform instead.”
The trio were expected to perform at last week’s CMT Awards, but did not. Lambert and Monroe both attended the awards show, and both appeared separately at events during the CMA Music Festival. Angaleena Presley was not photographed at either the CMT Awards or during CMA Music Festival. According to a tweet from Sirius XM’s The Highway, Monroe has confirmed that the trio are still friends and will continue to make music together.
The trio’s website offers no further information. The Events section simply reads, “There are no events at this time.”
Last night (June 5, 2013) Miranda attended the 2013 CMT Music Awards. She didn’t walk the red carpet, but inside she performed Mama’s Broken Heart, and took home two Buckles, one for Female Video Of The Year for Mama’s Broken Heart and CMT Performance Of The Year for Over You at the 2012 CMT Artist Of The Year Awards. Miranda also accepted an award for Blake for Male Video Of The Year for Sure Be Cool If You Did. Be sure to check out the photos!
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Look, Blake Shelton’s a pretty big star in his own right, what with his gig on “The Voice” and yet another hit album — Based on a True Story — riding high on the charts. But at Wednesday night’s CMT Music Awards, Shelton will take a back seat to his better half, country star Miranda Lambert.
After all, she’s up for four awards, including Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year for her hit “Mama’s Broken Heart,” and Group Video of the Year for the Pistol Annies’ “Takin’ Pills.” Meanwhile, Shelton scored just one nom: Male Video of the Year for “Sure Be Cool If You Did.” So the chances are pretty good Lambert will be taking home more hardware than her husband … though, that’s fine with him. Turns out, most folks can’t tell the difference once the awards are up on the mantle.
“You know, as long as one of us wins; people, when they walk in our house, they see some awards on the shelf, but they never really walk over and read ‘em,” Shelton said. “So if they see one of her awards sitting there, they’ll be like ‘Oh, what did Miranda get a Grammy for?’ And I’ll say ‘Oh, that’s mine.’ And they say ‘Oh, that is yours.’
“I’ll do the same thing with these CMT Awards,” he continued. “As long as it’s on the shelf, and people don’t actually read the plaque, that’s mine.”
So, will Shelton and Lambert have to clear out some additional shelf space? Find out when the 2013 CMT Music Awards air live Wednesday night at 8 p.m ET/7 CT on CMT. Taylor Swift, Hunter Hayes and a whole lot more of your favorite acts are set to perform, with Jason Aldean and Kristen Bell serving as hosts.
The 2013 CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CMT.