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What We’re Listening To: November Picks

We recently welcomed a team of writers to the NYCountry Swag Squad. With that, we’re excited to share a new monthly feature with our “What We’re Listening To” playlist, where we’re highlighting the wide range of our team’s favorite songs and artists when it comes to the country music genre.  At the end of the day, we are all fans first with a passion for country music and are eager to share with you all what we’ve got on repeat each month.

Find below each of our team member’s favorite songs and why in our November picks. Then be sure to give our Spotify account a follow and listen to our favorite tracks!

 

NOVEMBER PICKS:

 

Stephanie Wagner, Founder

Pick: “Rules of Breaking Up” – Brandon Ratcliff
Songwriters: A.J Babcock, Brandon Ratcliff, busbee, Pete Good

“Brandon Ratcliff is a brand new artist to hit the scene, but he is sure to make a big impact in the country music world. I first heard his song “Rules of Breaking Up” when one of our writers sent me a 30-second video clip from the song during a writers round she attended in Nashville. I watched that 30-second clip maybe 100 times that night alone. I was immediately hooked on the chorus and knew it was going to be a jam. Fast forward a few weeks later and the song was officially released on all music platforms. I’ve pretty much had it on repeat ever since. The song proposes the realistic idea that a break-up is easier said than done and puts that thought into relatable and catchy lyrics. Paired with a fresh and unique sound, “Rules of Breaking Up” is a standout song in the slew of new country music songs being released.”

“Whoever wrote the rules of breaking up never kissed your lips, touched your skin, had the world at their fingertips / Didn’t have a clue what heaven was / No, they didn’t have to lose that kind of love / And if they ever saw that smile, ever felt your vibe, they might know what I’m going through / Whoever wrote the rules of breaking up, never been broke up, broke up over you”

 

Christina Bosch, Managing Editor 

Pick: “When I Was His Wife” – Pistol Annies
Songwriters: Angaleena Presley, Ashley Monroe, Miranda Lambert

“What is better than one badass female country artist? Three badass female country artists.  Pistol Annies have never backed down, never shied away from writing and singing the truth and with their latest release, Interstate Gospel the truth isn’t the only thing they are serving up.  After Lambert’s very public divorce, the ladies have more than enough material and “When I Was His Wife” takes heartbreak to a whole new level.  The song which was written by the Annies focuses on the veil of love that blinds you in when a relationship is new, only to realize it isn’t all it seems to be as things start to fall apart.  It takes the stance of the ex singing to the new woman in her man’s life.

“He’d never cheat, he’d never lie / He’ll love me forever, till the day that we die / He’ll never take me for granted / I said that too when I was his wife”

“Holy Matrimony” this track from the new album is real and raw, showcasing the southern belle’s heartbreak and the storytelling that traditional country music is known for. I will always love a good emotional wreckage song.

 

Nicole Bochinis, Contributing Writer

Pick: “Love Heals” – Levi Hummon feat. Alison Krauss
Songwriters: Levi Hummon, Marcus Hummon, Tom Douglas 

“I heard “Love Heals” for the first time back in August when Levi Hummon came to Stamford CT. I was blown away by the song and the story behind it. Hummon’s voice is truly amazing and it pairs perfectly with Alison Krauss’ beautiful vocals.  The song was inspired by his mother and her Thistle Farms charity. The organization provides support and employment to victims of sexual assault and human trafficking. This song just gives a hopeful message to all of the women who have suffered. I also feel that this powerful message is for anyone who is struggling. No matter what you are going through, and no matter what is going on in the world, love is powerful, and love heals.”

 

Kelly Cunningham, Contributing Writer

Pick: “How Do I Get Close” – Nick Wayne
Songwriters: Nick Wayne, Josh Kerr, Hannah Ellis

“The first time I heard Nick Wayne sing his upcoming songs at The Listening Room in Nashville he sang this with his friend Josh Kerr and his girlfriend Hannah Ellis. The vocals on this song are insane and the harmonies are even better. He just recently released this song in October and it’s long overdue for the world to hear him. Wayne’s a game-changer to the country music scene and I can’t wait for his upcoming project to drop.”

 

Molly Holmberg, Contributing Writer

Pick: “Miss Love” – Julia Cole
Songwriters: Andy Timmons, Julia Cole, Simon Gugala

“Now I may be biased towards my pick of the month, maybe because I was just on tour with her or because I shot her new single cover, but nonetheless Julia Cole’s new single “Miss Love” is nothing short of amazing. The Houston, Texas native is stunning fans with her perfect combination of country, R&B, and pop and has caught the eyes of many in the country music world including CMT! “Miss Love” is a song about resisting the urge to fall back into an unhealthy relationship with the wrong person just because you miss the perks of being in love. This catchy upbeat song gets everyone singing along during her concert and you will too after the first time you hear it. This single is just a part of a full-band EP that is set to release in 2019, so be on the lookout!”

 

Nicole Piering, Contributing Writer

Pick: “Do You Ever Dream” – Delta Rae
Songwriters: Brittany Holljes, Eric Holljes, Ian Holljes

“From the opening line of Delta Rae‘s “Do You Ever Dream?,” I was immediately captivated by the discernible ache in the lead singer’s (Brittany Holljes) voice. While the song begins acapella, the music builds around the vocals, with guitars, drums, and harmonies adding to the song, rather than detracting from it. That musical build climaxes all the way at the end of the song, and the result is absolutely magical. In some ways, “Do You Ever Dream?” reminds me of country music from the early-2000’s, and that is NOT a bad thing. It’s been on repeat for me since I first heard it, and I can’t wait to hear more from this band. In fact, I’d argue that if this song was released by Little Big Town, it would be a huge hit, and it deserves to be a breakthrough moment for Delta Rae.”

 

Olivia Reese, Contributing Writer

Pick: “This Feeling” – The Chainsmokers feat. Kelsea Ballerini
Songwriters: Alex Pall, Andrew Taggert, Emily Warren

“There have been numerous collaborations between pop and country artists in the past few months, but “This Feeling” captures the unique blend of The Chainsmoker’s electro-pop sound and Kelsea Ballerini’s country background to create a one of a kind song, that I think is perfect for both a Saturday afternoon drive or a night out.

The song brings back the nostalgia of high school or college and going after someone you are crazy about, that your friends don’t like as they try to convince you out of it, to “Think with my head, not that thing in my chest/They got their hands at my neck this time”. Despite their pleas, in your best interest, to reconsider you don’t listen because “They don’t know what this feeling is like.””

 

Nicole Sellati, Contributing Writer

Pick: “Float Your Boat” – Ryan Follese
Songwriters: Adrienne Follese, Cameron Montgomery, Jamie Follese, Keith Follese, Ryan Follese

“I’ve been a fan of singer-songwriter, Ryan Follese since he was the lead singer of Hot Chelle Rae. Ever since then I have kept up with his career and was happy to learn he was working on a solo album in country music. I had the chance to see him perform again on last years tour with Sam Hunt and have been listening to his music non-stop. His entire album is on repeat but in particular the song, “Float Your Boat,” making it the perfect November pick for me. I love how the song is all about living in the moment and doing whatever makes you happy, which is exactly how I try to live life. I can’t wait to see what comes next for his career!”

 

Danielle Tornatore, Contributing Writer

Pick: “It Ain’t You It’s Me” – Kane Brown
Songwriters: Kane Brown, Taylor Phillips, Josh Hoge, Brock Berryhill

“Kane Brown is one of my top five favorite country artists and I have been anxiously awaiting the release of Experiment since it was announced. I’ve had it on repeat since the clock struck midnight last Friday and “It Ain’t You It’s Me” has been the standout for me. For some reason, I’m always drawn to the heartbreaking tracks of albums. Though this one is a bit more upbeat, the message is all the same. I’m hoping this will be on his setlist for the ‘Live Forever Tour’ next year!”

 

Shanna Vitaliano, Contributing Writer

Pick: “Last Shot” – Kip Moore
Songwriters: Kip Moore, Dan Couch, David Lee Murphy

“Kip Moore’s “Last Shot” takes a different outlook on the true meaning of loving someone. I came to really admire this song as I understood the genuine meaning behind the lyrics.  There’s no doubt that Moore’s rugged and infectious vocals can reel you in, but the meaning behind living life to its fullest and enjoying it with the person you care about is what makes the song so special.
Lyrics such as: “If you were my last breath, I’d just want to hold ya/ If you were my last night I ever had on wheels/ I’d wanna drive you like I stole ya,” makes you think of how you’d want to spend the last moments with a person you love.

It is the perfect reminder to show how much you cherish someone as well as who and what matters most in life.”

 

Erica Zisman, Contributing Writer

Pick: “Whole Lot In Love” – Austin Burke
Songwriters: Austin Burke, Sherrie Austin, Will Rambeaux

“My November song pick came pretty easy this month. Keeping with my theme of picking songs that resonate with me personally, while still having that aspect of story-telling that is such a staple of country music, this month I went with Austin Burke’s “Whole Lot In Love.”

Burke puts his own twist onto a love song, having a hard time expressing that he’s in love with his partner and exploring the consequences of admitting his feelings out loud. The song is relatable and catchy, while the singer’s unique voice gives it an edgy feel. On a personal note, I can relate to having some difficulty expressing how I feel in relationships, so this track definitely hit home for me.”

 

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Pistol Annies Grace the Stage in NYC on Album Release Day

Pistol Annies NYC

Ashley Monroe, Angaleena Presley, Miranda Lambert

As fans waited for the iconic trio, the Pistol Annies, to take over beautiful Town Hall in New York City, on album release day, the buzz in the room was evident. Concert-goers were eager to see the Annies take the stage, after their several year hiatus for what would be an epic 75-minute performance.

The second the ladies emerged on stage, standing in front of their appropriately labeled mic-stands, Hippie Annie (Ashley Monroe), Holler Annie (Angaleena Presley), and Lonestar Annie (Miranda Lambert), the crowd erupted into applause and were on their feet, where they remained the entire night. Lambert, Monroe, and Presley, clearly feeling the energy, started the show off with their new song “Sugar Daddy,” followed by crowd favorite, “Feel a Sin Coming On” from their 2013 album Annie Up.

Lonestar Annie was first to address the audience and excitedly shared that their record, Interstate Gospel was finally available, just before singing “Bad Example”. Pumping up the crowd, she stated “Happy Friday to everybody. Happy album release day to us. We’re gonna do a bunch of songs about sin and men, and everything in between tonight. We’re gonna be setting a real bad example for you all.” Although a trio, the songstresses truly gave each other the spotlight when necessary, often mouthing the lyrics and dancing with each other, when one of the women had a solo in a song, such as when Monroe acted as lead soloist in “Dear Sobriety,” or when Presley took it home on “The Hunter’s Wife.”

Pistol Annies NYC

Ashley Monroe, Angaleena Presley, Miranda Lambert

Although beautifully talented in their own right, the ladies truly shine, as harmonizing goddesses, often sounding like one effortless and incredible voice. Their beautiful harmonies were showcased during their performance of Elvis Presley’s “Love Me,” and hard-hitting title track off their new project, “Interstate Gospel.”

The night was filled with many great moments; however, one of the highlights of the night came towards the end of the trio’s 20 song set, when Lambert spoke to the audience yet again, “ We appreciate y’all understanding us telling the truth. We sit around with girlfriends that live really big lives. Should I tell the stats now?! Two husbands, two ex-husbands, two children, one on the way, and 25 years. That’s a lot of shit to write about, you know what I mean. That’s not even counting in-laws, outlaws, mamas, and stuff. We really appreciate Y’all listening to us, and living our stories with us because we’re just trying to tell everyone’s story whether they’re ugly or not.” Concert-goers showed their love and appreciation for the ladies, as the women bared their souls, singing another crowd favorite, “Girls Like Us.”

The performance was relatable, authentic, and enchanting all in one, just like the Annies. The supergroup saved some of their best songs for the end of their set, including their sassy new single, “Got My Name Changed Back” and an old favorite, “Hell On Heels”; both resonating with the intimate group of fans present. The night closed with Monroe’s wedding song, an acoustic rendition of “I Hope You’re the End of My Story.”

New Yorkers were lucky to witness the Pistol Annies’ magic, as they delivered an unforgettable night. Next up, the ladies head to The Novo in Los Angeles on November 7th to close out their trio of concerts to promote their new record. Keep up with the Annies via their social media for more information and updates.

 

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Pistol Annies Continue Album Release Week on Good Morning America

Pistol Annies Good Morning America

Photo Couresty of @GoodMorningAmerica Instagram

 

The ladies of Pistol Annies are taking over New York City this week to promote their brand new third studio album which released today, Interstate Gospel. Miranda Lambert, Angaleena Presley, and Ashley Monroe took the stage at Good Morning America in Times Square earlier this morning (Nov. 2) to perform their sassy single “Got My Name Changed Back.”

Closing out the show, co-anchor Robin Roberts introduced the trio, “Some great music to kick off the weekend…here they are with their single “Got My Name Changed Back”.” Assisted by a full country band, Lambert strummed along to her own musical washboard while singing the main vocals. All three women were styled in red carpet ready ensembles; Presley showed off her adorable baby bump in a striking silver sequin dress, Monroe rocked a gorgeous teal fringe jumpsuit, while Lambert stunned in a black mini dress with rhinestone detailing. Each of the members had their alter egos (Holler, Hippie and Lone Star) imprinted on their mic stands. The trio showed off their dance moves while harmonizing beautifully. The studio audience clapped along to every beat during the entire performance and cheered the ladies on once the performance was over. Check out the full performance by clicking here.

The supergroup will be performing at Town Hall in New York City tonight for those who were lucky enough to score tickets to continue celebrating the album’s release. Head to our Instagram tonight for live videos from the show. Be sure to follow Pistol Annies on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for future show announcements and updates.

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Pistol Annies Perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Last night, the talented women of Pistol Annies graced the stage of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and sang one of their new songs “Best Years of My Life” from their highly anticipated third album Interstate Gospel out today, November 2nd.

The country trio comprised of Miranda Lambert (Lone Star Annie), Ashley Monroe (Hippie Annie), and Angaleena Presley (Holler Annie) sing a beautifully somber ballad about what life is really like for someone despite the expectations or hopes they once had.

Monroe sets the tone of the song with opening lyrics “I picked a good day for a recreational Percocet, I’ve got an itch to just get high. I am in the middle of the worst of it, these are the best years of my life.”

Following Presley’s delicate voice continues the painful reality we are sometimes faced with by singing “I’ve got the hankering for intellectual emptiness, I’ve got the need to ease my mind. I’ll watch some re-runs on the TV set, these are the best years of my life.”

Lambert explained their inspiration behind the song saying “It is a song about everybody, just someone that is trying to do their best and maybe it is not working as well as they wanted it to,” as the idea came from a Mom’s perspective inspired by her friend.

Pistol Annies will be playing tonight in NYC at a sold-out show at Town Hall, check our Instagram Stories for videos from the show. Be sure to get a copy of their album Interstate Gospel where you buy or stream music.

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NYCS First Impression: Pistol Annies ‘Interstate Gospel’

Pistol Annies Interstate Gospel

Pistol Annies, Interstate Gospel

After five years and a handful of solo projects, the Pistol Annies are back with their third LP, Interstate Gospel, the follow-up to 2013’s Annie Up. If there was any concern about the trio having lost its luster during its hiatus, those fears are allayed immediately with this new release. On Interstate Gospel, the women do what they do best: turn clever lyrics into phenomenal country songs, delivered with honesty, vulnerability, and straight-up storytelling genius.

With Miranda Lambert (“Lonestar Annie”) at the helm, the Annies don’t stray too far from Lambert’s classic sound, but Angaleena Presley (“Holler Annie”) and Ashley Monroe (“Hippie Annie”), help to dirty it up in all of the best ways. While Lambert sometimes caters to the masses on her solo projects (think “Something Bad” or “Little Red Wagon”), she’s at her best as the lead Annie, bringing the twang that’s often missing from the current country climate. On Interstate Gospel, the ballads are overwhelmingly honest and vulnerable, the harmonies are powerful, and there’s a clever snappiness to the lyrics that are unmatched.

On “Sugar Daddy,” the women celebrate a man with money, who’s got “diamonds in his watch, a boat on his dock…chrome on his bike, bourbon on ice.” The lyrics and phrasing here are masterful, discussing the sugar daddy, while then cleverly offering a turn of phrase with “Give me some sugar, daddy.” In that same vein is “Got My Name Changed Back,” written by Monroe and Presley, which is quite simply an ode to the merits of divorce. The track shows Lambert’s sassy site, as she laments, “I don’t want to be a Mrs. on paper no more, got my name changed back.” The instrumentation here perfectly compliments the lyrics, and this song is bound to be the anthem of divorcees for the rest of time.

Although we’re now years removed from Lambert’s divorce from a certain The Voice coach, it’s hard not to wonder which of these songs may have been written during that time. Obviously, “Got My Name Changed Back,” fits that theme, as does “Masterpiece,” a vulnerable track that laments a failed relationship in the public eye.,”Baby, we were just a masterpiece, up there on the wall for the world to see,” the lyrics reveal, and it’s clear what the song is the story of. That’s not to say it’ s a bad thing, as this track is one of Lambert’s all-time finest (think “Tin Man” or “Over You”), proving why she’s been country’s reigning queen for the better part of the last decade.

“Best Years of My Life” and “When I Was His Wife” tell similar tales of marriage gone wrong, while “Stop Drop and Roll One” shows the three women trading lead vocals. The album’s title track does the same, with the trio mixing religious stories (“Even Moses was a basketcase“) to tell the story of how the road is saving them. “This Interstate Gospel is saving my soul,” they sing. “These church signs, they light up these roads that I roam, they’re leading me closer to calling me home.”

While a Pistol Annies project may never get the attention of a solo Lambert release, Interstate Gospel is the album that the genre has so desperately needed. While female artists and girl groups struggle to get the airplay they deserve, the Annies have put out one of mainstream country’s strongest and most honest releases in years. Together, the trio combines their diverse voices, experiences, and styles into traditional country storytelling and the result is truly a masterpiece. While much of the album deals with marriage gone wrong, Interstate Gospel tells of a different kind of musical marriage between three incredible women that has gone incredibly right.

Interstate Gospel track listing:

“Interstate Prelude”
“Stop Drop and Roll One”
“Best Years of My Life”
“5 Acres of Turnips”
“When I Was His Wife”
“Cheyenne”
“Got My Name Changed Back”
“Sugar Daddy”
“Leavers Lullaby”
“Milkman”
“Commissary”
“Masterpiece”
“Interstate Gospel”
“This Too Shall Pass”

Interstate Gospel is now available everywhere you stream or buy music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

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Pistol Annies Debut Sassy Music Video for “Got My Name Changed Back”

The fiery trio, Miranda Lambert, Angaleena Presley, and Ashley Monroe, also known as the ‘Pistol Annies’ are back with a vengeance, after a several year hiatus. Lambert surprised fans and reunited the supergroup on her ‘The Bandwagon Tour’, at Jones Beach over the summer, and again earlier this month, during CMT’s special event that honored the women of country music. Now, the ladies are center stage in their newly released music video for their song “Got My Name Changed Back.” The track, co-written by the women is off their anticipated third studio album, Interstate Gospel, which is currently available for pre-order and slated for release this Friday, November 2nd.

Pistol Annies’ girl-power anthem, “Got My Name Changed Back,” is seemingly inspired by Lambert’s public divorce to country star, Blake Shelton, telling the story of a woman, who traded her now, ex-husband’s last name, in favor of her maiden name. The glammed-up ladies, decked in glitter and feathers, storm the courthouse, as Lambert pleads her case to the judge on the witness stand, with Presley and Monroe supporting her from the counsel table. The Pistol Annies turn the courtroom into a party, Monroe’s DMV experience into a photo shoot, and showcase Presley making a giant cash withdrawal to celebrate no longer being a “Mrs.” Check out the antics in the video below.

The music video is over-the-top, fun, and exuberant, just like the lyrics and the ladies, leaving fans, even more excited for the November 2nd release of Interstate Gospel. The Annies have given us a taste of a few other songs off the record, including “Masterpiece,” “Sugar Daddy,” “Interstate Gospel,” and “Best Years of My Life.” Check back next week for our First Impression Review of the album.

Lambert, Presley, and Monroe will head to New York City’s Town Hall for a special, intimate performance on November 2nd. Visit pistolannies.com for any updates.

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New Music Friday – The Playlist 10/19

It’s the best day of the week… New Music Friday! A few holiday tunes released today, Mitchell Tenpenny’s “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” as well as a complete holiday album from Martina McBride. Check our First Impression of the record here. In addition, we see new music from Kip Moore, Kane Brown, Delta Rae, Pistol Annies and more. Check out our Spotify New Country Music Playlist below and be sure to follow for updates each and every Friday:

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Best Country Music Concerts in NYC This Fall

Although it may still feel a bit like summer out there, the summer concert season is now behind us. Break out the pumpkin spice everything and get ready for fall with the amazing line up of artists coming through NYC and its surrounding areas this season. Mark your calendars now for awesome shows and great entertainment.  The following concerts are going to be happening within the next few months that will be sure help get us through the long, cold months!

Best NYC Fall Country Concerts

Keith Urban – Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY
October 27th, 2018

Former Entertainer of the Year nominee, Keith Urban with special guest Kelsea Ballerini is bringing his Graffiti U World Tour to Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, October 27th. Be sure to expect an unbelievable show filled with energetic sing-alongs to classic fan favorites and Top 10 singles such as his latest, “Coming Home.”

Best NYC Fall Country Concerts

Pistol Annies – Town Hall, NYC
November 2nd, 2018

Pistol Annies ft. Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley are back together in New York City for a special album release show. Only three cities were chosen, so if you score a ticket consider yourself extremely lucky! The concert is taking place at Town Hall in NYC on November 2nd, the same day their second album “Interstate Gospel” is released.  For a sneak peak of their album, go to www.pistolannies.com to listen to 3 new tracks.

Best NYC Fall Country Concerts

Chris Stapleton – Madison Square Garden, NYC
November 2nd, 2018

Who wants to see one of the most powerful voices in country music? Fortunately for us city folks, we will be graced with Chris Stapleton’s voice at Madison Square Garden on Friday, November 2nd for his All-American Road Show Tour. Stapleton will bring along special guests Marty Stuart & Brent Cobb.

Best NYC Fall Country Concerts

Kane Brown – Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, NYC
November 7th, 2018

In light of his new album dropping November 9th, Kane Brown is bringing Clare Dunn along with him out on the Live Forever Tour making a stop at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Wednesday. November 7th.

Best NYC Fall Country Concerts

Randy Rogers Band, Gramercy Theatre, NYC
November 17th, 2018

Randy Rogers Band is bringing a bit of Texas to the Big Apple alongside Parker McCullum for a guaranteed good time at Gramercy Theatre in Manhattan on Saturday, November 17th.

Best NYC Fall Country Concerts

LANCO – Irving Plaza, NYC
November 29th, 2018

Fans of LANCO will have an opportunity to see them and special guest Travis Denning as they bring their “Hallelujah Nights Tour” to Irving Plaza in NYC on Thursday, November 29th. This is their first headlining tour and will give fans a chance to hear their album Hallelujah Nights all the way through!

Best NYC Fall Country Concerts

Ashley McBryde – Gramercy Theatre, NYC
December 6th, 2018

Ashley McBryde is headlining the “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” Tour this Fall and bringing Dee White with her. She will be playing at Gramercy Theatre on Wednesday, December 6th in New York City. This is a show you don’t want to miss, and its a nice way to break up the week!

Best NYC Fall Country Concerts

Chris Young/Dan + Shay/Morgan Evans – NYCB LIVE: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale, NY

December 7th, 2018

Nash FM’s “Nash Holiday Bash” with Chris Young ft. Dan + Shay & Morgan Evans is coming to NYCB LIVE: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, NY on Friday, December 7th! Get in the holiday spirit and get tickets on sale now, or you can try to win your way in by listening to Nash FM!

Check out this playlist below to get you ready for the Fall concert season in NYC!

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Pistol Annies Make Triumphant Return to Country Music

Pistol Annies - Interstate Gospel

Pistol Annies, Interstate Gospel

Country music’s all-girl supergroup, Pistol Annies, have announced the release of their third studio album, Interstate Gospel. Due out on November 2nd, the album will consist of fourteen brand new songs co-written by all three members. The trio released the title-track along with two of the fourteen songs, in honor of the album announcement and pre-order: “Interstate Gospel,” “Best Years of My Life” and “Got My Name Changed Back.”

The supergroup is composed of country superstar Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley. The band made their debut performance in April of 2011, on the CBS special Academy of Country Music’s Girls’ Night Out: Superstar Women of Country.

The platinum-selling group began to tease their return to country music by mailing postcards directly to their fans, each with different song titles from Interstate Gospel. They also took to the band’s twitter, posting a photo of the postcards with the caption: “Thursday. We’ve got news. Stay tuned… PS: we just gotta say..y’all are smart. And if you haven’t taken a look back through the hashtag #PistolAnniesAreBack, you should.”

Last Wednesday night, Lambert reunited the trio as apart of her two-night artist-in-residence performance at the CMA Theater in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Rather than performing her solo work, she and the group only performed Pistol Annies songs, including the three new tracks as well as some old material from Hell On Heels and Annie Up.

Lambert was the Country Music Hall of Fame’s fifteenth artist-in-residence. The museum’s artist-in-residence program honors musical artists who can be credited with contributing a large and significant body of work to the canon of American popular music and is invited to use the museum’s performance venues to create unique musical experiences.

Pistol Annies had one more surprise in store for their dedicated fans this morning. Not one, but three intimate concert events. The group will play at the iconic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on October 25th then will follow with a show at Town Hall in New York City on November 2nd and conclude the round of shows at Novo in Los Angeles on November 7th.

Pre-sale tickets for these shows will go on sale Tuesday, October 2nd through the band’s fan club while general sale will begin on Friday, October 5th.

Interstate Gospel is available for pre-order now with the immediate download of three tracks. Visit pistolannies.com and follow Pistol Annies on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for updates.

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