1. Ashley Monroe Kicks Off 'The Blade' Tour In New York City: Live Review

    October 28, 2015 8:08 PM EDT The country singer Ashley Monroe offered a caveat near the beginning of her show Tuesday night at the Bowery Ballroom. “I usually write a lot of sad, depressing records,” she declared. But the performance, the first stop on a tour in support of a new album titled The Blade , was undeniably…

  2. Album Review: Pistol Annies' Angaleena Presley's 'American Middle Class' a Strong, Focused Debut

    October 14, 2014 7:43 PM EDT Angaleena Presley 's strong solo debut album, American Middle Class , is sure to be lumped in with work from country's other prominent female singers from the last few years. This association is partially because Presley first gained attention as a member of the Pistol Annies with…

  3. Angaleena Presley Represents the 'American Middle Class' on Debut Solo Album

    September 19, 2014 7:00 PM EDT If someone asks Angaleena Presley about coming from Beauty, it might not exactly be a pickup line. The singer-songwriter -- also a member of the Pistol Annies -- says she actually does come from Beauty: a small town in the eastern corner of Kentucky. "I came from a tiny town in…

  4. Pistol Annies Give Birth to 'Annie Up': Our Happy Hour Q&A With Country's Hottest Mavericks

    April 25, 2013 11:00 AM EDT It's happy hour at the Timothy Demonbreun House, a dignified Nashville mansion with historical significance, and as Pistol Annies knock back a couple after a long media day for new album "Annie Up," the ladies are very much enjoying each others' company as they…

  5. Pistol Annies Bring Nashville to New York for Tour Kickoff

    September 14, 2012 8:59 PM EDT Despite first show jitters, the Pistol Annies didn't let their nerves get the best of them in New York on Thursday night. Their 75-minute Terminal 5 set included many of the tracks off the country trio's debut release "Hell On Heels" as well as impressive cover songs by…

  6. Miranda Lambert Makes 'Record' Start on Country Albums

    November 10, 2011 10:45 AM EST Radio Catches Up to What Consumers Have Known All Along When it comes to Billboard chart history, Miranda Lambert couldn't have picked a better title for her latest album, "Four the Record." The singer becomes the only artist in the almost 48-year history of Billboard's…

  7. Miranda Lambert: How Her Chart-Topping Side Project Defies Decades of Nashville Convention

    September 06, 2011 1:05 PM EDT With the coronation of her side project, Pistol Annies' "Hell on Heels," Miranda Lambert is the first artist in the 47-year history of Billboard's Country Albums chart to have notched No. 1s solo (her first three, 2005-09) and as part of a separately-named, non-all-star…

  8. Game's 'R.E.D.' Bows at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    August 31, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Game 's "R.E.D" album arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 98,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the rapper's third chart-topping set following 2005's "The Documentary" and 2007's "Doctor's Advocate." His last album, "…

  9. Game's 'R.E.D.' Could Make Kanye & Jay-Z Blue Next Week

    August 24, 2011 10:09 PM EDT The Game might be seeing red next week at the top of the Billboard 200 . Industry prognosticators suggest that the rapper's new "The R.E.D. Album" (Geffen/Interscope) could sell more than 90,000 copies by week's end on Aug. 28. If the set does hit No. 1, it will mark Game&…

  10. Exclusive Song: Miranda Lambert's Pistol Annies, 'Boys From The South'

    August 19, 2011 10:30 AM EDT Miranda Lambert's new country trio, Pistol Annies, were on a hot streak right out of the gate with its debut single this May, and now Lambert and her fellow Annies -- Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley -- are about to release their debut album "Hell On Heels" on Tuesday (Aug.…

  11. Miranda Lambert Sets November Release for 'Four the Record'

    July 11, 2011 4:38 PM EDT After picking up her first Grammy award, being named ACM Entertainer of the Year and marrying fellow country star Blake Shelton , Miranda Lambert will continue her stellar year with the release of her fourth full-length, "Four the Record," on Nov. 1 through Columbia Nashville. "…

  12. Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert Close Out CMA Music Fest

    June 13, 2011 1:03 PM EDT Special guests and sing-alongs helped enhance the Country Music Association Music Festival fan experience at LP Field. T aylor Swift closed out the fourth and final night of concerts Sunday (June 12) with an energetic set that included career-spanning hits such as "Our Song," "…