The complete list of finalists for the 2013 CMT Music Awards have been announced today, and Miranda is up for four awards, check out her nominations below!!!
Video Of The Year – Mama’s Broken Heart
Female Video of the Year – Mama’s Broken Heart
Group Video Of The Year (Pistol Annies – Takin’ Pills)
CMT Performances of the Year – “Over You” from 2012 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR
Congratulation Miranda! We are all so very proud of you!
The full list of finalists/nominees can be found HERE.
Fans can vote now online at CMT.com, and on their mobile device through June 2 to determine the winners. The six finalists for VIDEO OF THE YEAR will be announced at the beginning of the live show and fans can then vote at CMT.com, CMT mobile, on the CMT Insider app and via text message throughout the live telecast (ET/CT only) to determine the night’s big winner.
Annie up will be out tomorrow! Here are some reviews!
When the all-girl trio Pistol Annies– made up of Miranda Lambert (aka “Lone Star Annie”), Ashley Monroe (“Hippie Annie”) and Angaleena Presley (“Holler Annie”) – released their gritty 2011 debut, Hell On Heels, the collaboration was initially thought of more as a side project. Yet, given the girls’ uncanny chemistry and gift for captivating realism, it was obvious that the group was more than just a one-off. Next week on May 7, Pistol Annies return with their follow up, Annie Up, a 12-round blast signaling that these three Annies are just getting started.
It’s hard to argue that Hell On Heels wasn’t a fantastic record (just ask Neil Young and John Fogerty – both of whom are fans), however, the difference this time around is that Miranda, Ashley and Angaleena seem to be finding their identity as a true ensemble – not just three excellent songwriters getting together for a great time. Even their nicknames point to an increasing ease as they settle into their roles as part of the band. And interestingly, Annie Up itself dives into new themes with a heavy emphasis on image.
“Annie Up” is a good title for the Pistol Annies’ second album. Like the gambling term it playfully puns, the title underscores that this brash trio is raising the stakes, investing more time, effort and artistic nerve into its new 12-song collection.
The gamble pays off: “Annie Up” builds on the trio’s successful debut “Hell on Heels” by taking even more risks with bold material and inventive arrangements. Mixing bawdy humour with sensitive insight, the Annies entertainingly take on real-life issues, including how Southern families quell their secrets (“Hush Hush”), how alcoholics curse themselves while pouring another drink (“Dear Sobriety”) and how women struggle with what it takes to prepare for an evening (“Being Pretty Ain’t Pretty”).
And people looking for the fun country shown by the Dixie Chicks will find primarily rock-influenced production that is serious to the point of dry earnestness. The best of the three albums released on May 7 comes from the Pistol Annies, the trio of Lambert, Monroe and Angaleena Presley.
With Lambert and Monroe onboard, the bluegrass-inspired collection is nothing short of entertaining, even when the women complain non-stop about the men in their lives. With songs such as “I Feel A Sin Comin’ On,” “Dear Sobriety,” and “Unhappily Married,” the women are alternately lusty, boozy, and detail-oriented, and offer fresh perspectives on tales usually sang by country’s redneck men.
Miranda’s fourth single from Four The Record, Mama’s Broken Heart is #1 on the Country Mediabase Chart! Congratulations to Miranda for her 5th number one single! Now go request the song to keep it there!
To request the song call your local radio stations or use the following request links we have put together for you located here!
Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Anagleena Presley (Pistol Annies) on the set, just in time for the release of their sophomore album, Annie Up, Pistol Annies unveil the brand new music video for their single ?Hush Hush.? The sassy trio of Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Anagleena Presley, recently filmed the at the historic Johnson?s Chapel in Nashville. Directed by the award winning director Trey Fanjoy, the video features legendary singer Brenda Lee, Grammy Award winning artist Jim Lauderdale and many of the Pistol Annies family members. Pistol Annies video shoot on April 22, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Thanks to my friend Kaci for sending these amazing photos to us! Some of them are tagged, you can’t really tell, but it’s better to have them than not to have them. Miranda looks so gorgeous. Be sure to check them out, you don’t want to miss these!
Photoshoots > 2006 > Session 003 – Robert Maxwell
Photoshoots > 2009 > Session 007 – People Magazine
One of the most widely-debated hot-button issues in the country today, of course, is gun control. But just because her albums include such songs as “Gunpowder and Lead” and “Time to Get a Gun,” that doesn’t mean Miranda Lambert relishes the idea of finding herself in the crossfire of such heated discourse, knowing as she does that sharing one’s personal opinion on a highly-politicized topic could mean trouble for your career.
“I pretty much will answer any questions with a truthful answer, because that’s just how I am,” Miranda tells The Boot. “But when it comes to any sort of political debate or anything revolving around politics, I’m a huge fan of the Dixie Chicks and I saw what happened and I learned from that. I don’t want to ever use my career or this thing that I’ve built as a platform to sway people to my direction, because, truthfully, I don’t care. I just want to believe what I believe and be happy, and people can believe what they believe. I don’t ever want to push my opinion on someone because I don’t want them pushing their opinion on me.”
Miranda believes that having politicians and pundits argue over gun-control legislation only goes so far.
“You can debate all you want, it won’t really change anything,” she notes. “It’s such a sensitive subject with everybody. I feel like there are people that should be willing to give — to meet in the middle — that aren’t, and vice versa. Obviously, I have my concealed handgun carry license, I’m pro on guns and I’m a hunter, so for me, that’s what I use guns for, protection and hunting. I’ve always been that way, it’s the way I grew up. But some people don’t feel like they need guns and that’s their prerogative. But I do think that we should each have a choice of one or the other.”
Perhaps no single aspect of the gun-control issue sparks more debate that whether or not to enact a ban on assault weapons, another topic on which she refuses to engage.
“I don’t ever talk politics,” she explains. “That’s now become a political debate. It doesn’t matter what I say, I feel like I’ll piss somebody off. All I know is you can pretty much see where I stand on everything. I have two guns tattooed on my arm, that’s all I need to say.”
On May 7, Miranda and her friends Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe will fire another shot with the second Pistol Annies album, Annie Up. That same month, she returns to the road with fellow country superstar Dierks Bentley on the Locked and Reloaded tour.