MIRANDA LAMBERT AND TRIO PISTOL ANNIES NAMED TO MULTIPLE YEAR’S AND DECADE’S BEST LISTS
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Miranda Lambert and trio Pistol Annies (Lambert, Ashley Monroe, Angaleena Presley) are wrapping a whirlwind 2019 with year’s- and decade’s-best accolades rolling in from multiple media outlets.
Lambert’s latest album Wildcard is lauded as one of the year’s best by critics at Variety, GQ, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Slate, Stereogum, Paste, Taste of Country, Sounds Like Nashville, The Boot, Saving Country Music, That Nashville Sound, and PopCrush. Album cuts “Mess With My Head” and “Locomotive,” as well as GRAMMY Award-nominated single “It All Comes Out in the Wash” and new radio single “Bluebird,” were named amongst 2019’s most elite by the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Stereogum, Sounds Like Nashville, and The Boot . The “country-rock masterpiece” (Rolling Stone) debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart in November, making Lambert one of only two artists to have her first seven albums debut at the chart’s pinnacle.
Proving why she is “the most riveting country star of her generation” (NPR), several of Lambert’s previous works were named the best of the 2010s, including 2011’s US Platinum-certified (Gold in Canada) Four The Record; 2014’s GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM Award-winning Platinum; and 2016’s US Platinum-certified (Gold in Canada) double album The Weight of These Wings. Triple-Platinum US (Platinum in Canada) single “The House That Built Me” was named ACM Song of the Decade, and Billboard agreed, dubbing it the Best Country Song of the 2010s.
Meanwhile, Pistol Annies’ GRAMMY Award-nominated 2018 album Interstate Gospel was included on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Best Albums of the 2010s and Paste’s 30 Best Country Albums of the 2010s, with “Got My Name Changed Back” included in Billboard’s 35 Best Country Songs of the 2010s. The Annies’ Gold-certified debut album, Hell on Heels, was also named to Billboard’s 25 Best Country Albums of the 2010s and Tennessean’s 25 Essential Nashville Albums of the 2010s rankings.
The Best Albums of 2019 – Variety
21 of Our Favorite Albums That Made 2019 – GQ
The 50 Best Albums of 2019 – Billboard
40 Best Country and Americana Albums 2019 – Rolling Stone
The Best Albums of 2019 – Slate
The 50 Best Albums of 2019 – Stereogum
10 Best Country Albums of 2019 – Stereogum
The 20 Best Country & Americana Albums of 2019 – Paste
10 Best Country Albums of 2019 – Taste of Country
21 Best Albums of 2019 – Sounds Like Nashville
Top Country and Americana Albums of 2019 – The Boot
The Best Mainstream Country Albums of 2019 – Saving Country Music
Best Albums of 2019 – That Nashville Sound
Best Albums of 2019 – PopCrush
54 Best Songs of 2019 (“Locomotive”) – New York Times
50 Best songs of 2019 (“Mess With My Head”) – Rolling Stone
25 Best Country and Americana Songs of 2019 (“Bluebird”) – Rolling Stone
The Best Songs of 2019 (“Mess With My Head”) – Esquire
100 Favorite Songs of 2019 (“Locomotive”) – Stereogum
20 Best Singles of 2019 (“It All Comes Out in the Wash”) – Sounds Like Nashville
Top 10 Country and Americana Songs of 2019 (“Bluebird”) – The Boot
MIRANDA LAMBERT DECADE’S BEST
The 10 Best Albums of the 2010s (The Weight of These Wings) – TIME
25 Best Country Albums of the 2010s (Four The Record) – Billboard
100 Best Albums of the 2010s (Platinum, The Weight of These Wings) – Rolling Stone
25 Essential Nashville Albums of the 2010s (Four The Record) – Tennessean
30 Best Country Albums of the 2010s (The Weight of These Wings) – Paste
200 Best Albums of the 2010s (The Weight of These Wings) – Pitchfork
Best Albums of the 2010s (Platinum) – Uproxx
35 Best Country Songs of the 2010s (“The House That Built Me”) – Billboard
100 Best Albums of the 2010s (Interstate Gospel) – Rolling Stone
25 Best Country Albums of the 2010s (Hell on Heels) – Billboard
25 Essential Nashville Albums of the 2010s (Hell on Heels) – Tennessean
30 Best Country Albums of the 2010s (Interstate Gospel) – Paste
35 Best Country Songs of the 2010s (“Got My Name Changed Back”) – Billboard
Lambert will welcome 2020 by kicking off her Wildcard tour with special guests Cody Johnson and LANCO. Tickets are available now at mirandalambert.com.
About Miranda Lambert: Vanner Records/RCA recording artist Miranda Lambert released her highly anticipated new studio album Wildcard Nov. 1, which includes her latest country radio single, “It All Comes Out in the Wash.” Miranda is currently on her rotating, all-girl “Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars” tour featuring Maren Morris, Elle King, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack, and the Pistol Annies. Starting in January 2020, she will embark on her Wildcard headlining tour with special guests Cody Johnson and LANCO.
The most decorated artist in the history of the Academy of Country Music, Lambert is the recipient of more than 70 prestigious awards and special honors: 34 ACM Awards (including 9 ACM Female Vocalist of the Year Awards), 13 CMA Awards (Country Music Association), 2 GRAMMY Awards, the Harmony Award (Nashville Symphony), Artist in Residence (Country Music Hall of Fame), the ACM Gene Weed Milestone Award, ACM Song of the Decade Award, and recently was named 2019 RIAA’s Artist of the Year.
The celebrated singer/songwriter has released seven studio albums that all debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Album Charts, including the critically acclaimed Wildcard (2019), The Weight of These Wings (2016), Platinum (2014), Four The Record (2011), Revolution (2009), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2007) and Kerosene (2005). In addition, she released three albums with her trio, the Pistol Annies.
Her clothing and cowboy boot collection, Idyllwind, is a private-label brand sold at all Boot Barn stores nationwide. www.idyllwind.com
Miranda’s MuttNation Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit, is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Since its inception in 2009, MuttNation has raised over $3.9 million in support of its mission to promote the adoption of rescue pets, support animal shelters across the country, advance spay & neuter, and assist with the transport of animals during times of natural disaster. www.muttnation.com
About Pistol Annies: Combining the talents of acclaimed country forces of Miranda Lambert (Lone Star Annie), Ashley Monroe (Hippie Annie) and Angaleena Presley (Holler Annie), Pistol Annies deliver a high-spirited take on life the way real people live it. Songwriters/vocalists, the Annie collective allows the women the freedom to explore the genre (roots music) beyond their individual careers celebrating friendship, the rough patches and girl power. Having recorded with both the Chieftains and Jewel, their music has also been featured on The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond. They have released three albums, 2011’s gold-certified Hell on Heels, which produced the platinum single “Hell On Heels,” 2013’s Annie Up and 2018’s GRAMMY-nominated Interstate Gospel.
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