Loretta Lynn will celebrate her 50th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member during a Sept. 25 performance on the long-running radio show. The evening will also feature appearances by her sister, Crystal Gayle, along with friends Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack and Trace Adkins. Lambert’s band, the Pistol Annies, will also make their Opry debut that night. After hitting the country chart with her first two singles, “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl” and “Success,” Lynn became an Opry member on Sept. 25, 1962. She will perform Friday (Aug. 31) at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.
Miranda Lambert will produce a new dramedy for NBC inspired by her unusual childhood, Deadline reports.
The series will focus on a couple running a successful detective agency while also raising two teenagers.
Lambert’s father, Rick Lambert, was a retired police officer who turned to private investigation in partnership with his wife, Bev, who will serve as a consultant on the series.
ABC Family was originally producing the project last year with a different writer. The Playboy Club creator Chad Hodge has since taken over scripting duties. Terra Nova’s Aaron Kaplan, Hodge and Lambert will all serve as executive producers along with Lambert’s manager, Marion Kraft.
Taylor Swift will receive the inaugural CCMA Generation Award at the 2012 Canadian Country Music Association Awards, coming up September 9 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The honor recognizes Taylor for her work in taking country music to an international audience. Taylor will be on hand to pick up the trophy.
Eric Church, Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert‘s group Pistol Annies will all perform on the show as well. The CCMA Awards broadcast in Canada on CBC Sunday, September 9.
The Pistol Annies “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta” episode airs tonight (Aug. 24) at 8:00 PM ET on TLC. I’ll try to get screen captures for the gallery!
Kelly sings Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart” with Jordan Meredith of Duets in Clarkston, MI. August 10, 2012.
Driving into new territory with her “Fastest Girl In Town” video, Miranda Lambert teams with cutting edge technology companies Interlude, Sonic Notify, Mobile Roadie and Halo Media to create a multi-layered, digital campaign that can be experienced through an interactive version of the video and her new mobile App which is out now.
The interactive version, available at http://www.mirandalambert.com/interactive, gives fans the groundbreaking opportunity to customize the music video experience. The technology of interactive video company Interlude allows the viewer to seamlessly switch between multiple camera angles throughout the extensive car-chase scene, creating an endless number of custom experiences. Fans can also discover and click-on bonus content hidden throughout the interactive video, unlocking secret contest opportunities to win items featured in the video and gain access to additional exclusive behind-the-scenes video content.
Miranda also introduces her mobile App today which is available for free on Apple iOS at iTunes http://bit.ly/OFdgm6 and Android mobile devices on Google Play http://bit.ly/OGDjvZ. Created by Mobile Roadie, the App features fan-friendly mobile content including Miranda PhotoCards with scenes from the “Fastest Girl In Town” video and images from her latest album Four The Record. Fans can also keep up with the latest news, listen to music, watch music videos, view exclusive photos and much more.
With the app open, fans can stream the “Fastest Girl In Town” video on VEVO at http://vevo.ly/QrKmvq for a first of its kind second-screen experience from Sony Music. Powered by Sonic Notify, a company with a unique technology that enables content delivery to mobile devices using an imperceptible audio signal, fans can receive exclusive behind-the-scenes clips and photos, interviews and contests to win items and more to their mobile device.
Additionally, fans can visit Miranda’s Facebook Page to customize and share the movie poster featured in “Fastest Girl In Town.” Halo Media’s Facebook Connect technology allows fans to choose pictures from their personal Facebook library and create a film-inspired poster http://on.fb.me/QHUWyu to share on Facebook and Twitter. A visual wall on Miranda Lambert’s Official Website will aggregate fan art, Tweets, and Intsagram images containing the hashtag #fastestgirlintown. Each day, Miranda’s Facebook Page will feature a “picture of the day” selected from the hashtags collected on the visual wall at http://fastestgirlintown.mirandalambert.com/# .
Miranda Lambert has been a fan of TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” since she was planning her own wedding to hubby Blake Shelton. Now, the singer-songwriter and her Pistol Annies bandmates will be a part of the dreams and drama when they appear on “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta” in order to find bandmate Angaleena Presley the perfect gown for her wedding to Jordan Powell, which took place in May.
“There is no way I would want to do this without them,” Angaleena says in the episode of Miranda and their cohort Ashley Monroe. “I’m eloping, so this is way to feel like a bride and do bride stuff.”
“This is the only time for us to see her in her dress, so it’s a big deal for us,” adds Miranda, who wore her mother’s wedding dress when she walked down the aisle last year.
The episode, which serves as the debut for the show’s fourth season, includes the ups-and-downs that come with these country singers expressing their opinions. Will “Holler Annie” choose the vintage lace, the mullet dress (yes, you read that right), or something more Jackie O? Either way, her Pistol sisters are armed and ready to shoot down any pick of which they don’t approve.
The episode airs Friday (Aug. 24) at 9pm ET on TLC.