Miranda Lambert at the Landers Center 

Miranda Lambert can seemingly do no wrong. Adding pop pleasure and a woman's point of view to the singer-songwriter/outlaw-country template that once made Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakam mainstream-country contenders, Lambert has, since her 2005 debut, been as reliable a record-maker as exists in any genre. Last year, she double-dipped. A fourth solo album, the unfortunately titled Four the Record (okay, I guess she can do wrong), was skimpier from a songwriting perspective than Lambert's previous three albums. But a fourth-best Miranda Lambert album still ended up being about the fourth-best country album of 2011. The best? Lambert's project: Pistol Annies, the "girl group" with pals Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley whose debut, Hell on Heels, was a rootsy wonder that proved to be too arty for the Nashville mainstream, too pop for the "Americana" and indie-folk scenes, and too smart — really, too good — for either. Lambert returns to the Mid-South this week in solo form, but a Pistol Annies detour is on the show itinerary. Miranda Lambert plays the Landers Center in Southaven on Friday, May 18th, with Chris Young, Jerrod Niemann, and Pistol Annies. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $26.75, $38.75, and $50.75.

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