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 06, 2013) Miranda performed at the 2013 CMA Music Festival. She joined Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban as the list of performers scheduled to perform. Miranda looked stunning as always in a flaming pink corset and leather pants as her outfit. You can check out 102 LG & MQ photos of Miranda performing on stage in the gallery.
- Appearances & Events > 2013 > CMA Music Festival – Day 1
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!
Award Shows > 2013 > 06/05/13 – CMT Music Awards – Show
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.
I’ve finally gotten around to adding screen captures from the Pistol Annies music video Hush Hush and Blake Shelton’s music video Boys ‘Round Here in which the Pistol Annies were featured in. Be sure to check them out!
Music Videos > Hush Hush (with Pistol Annies) > ScreenCaptures
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Miranda Lambert has been nominated for an O Music Award. Lambert’s “Fastest Girl in Town” is up for Best Interactive Music Video, squaring off against Linkin Park’s “Lost in the Echo,” Beck & Chris Milk’s “Sound and Vision,” Tanlines’s “Not the Same” and Yung Jake’s “e.m.-bed.de/d.”
Other categories include Digital Genius award, Best Web-Born Artist, Fan Army FTW, Must Follow Artist on Twitter and Best Artist Instagram.
The O Music Awards are at 7 p.m. EST June 19, complete with a 24-hour live-streamed party to “celebrate and honor the artists, innovators and fans that are impacting music, technology and counter culture today.” More than 50 bands will perform during the event.
Fans can vote on OMusicAwards.com via their Facebook or Twitter account. Open nominations have begun and will go through May 21.
The Pistol Annies stopped by the Today Show to celebrate and promote the release of Annie Up. The trio performed Hush Hush, the first single off of the new album. I’ve added 12 MQ photos from this appearance to the gallery.
- Appearances & Events > 2013 > 05/07/13 – Today Show