What started as a late-night phone call between Tishomingo resident Miranda Lambert and fellow singer-songwriters Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley materialized into the Pistol Annies. The unorthodox, sassy trio released its debut album in August 2011, return to up the ante with sophomore album, “Annie Up,” set to release May 7.
“We laid it on the line with ‘Hell On Heels’ and we wanted to bring it again on this album,” said Lambert in a news relesae. “We put all our musical chips on the table, so we thought ‘Annie Up’ was a good title,” added Monroe.” “The goal of our music is to have people feel like they’re having a conversation with us,” said Lambert. “We never tried to sit down and write a song. When we’re together, we’re always just writing,” said Presley.
In fact, the trio wrote “Unhappily Married” last June at the CMA Music Fest while in hair and makeup. “We can’t, not write,” added Monroe. Fans get a taste of the new album with the debut single, “Hush, Hush” which shipped to radio Monday.
“After we came back from the holidays we were talking about how horrible it was,” laughed Lambert as she described the inspiration for the song. “So we took a little bit of truth from each of our family experiences and wrote this song,” said Monroe. “It’s about the truth. The truth is so much easier than lie on top of lie on top of secrets,” said Presley. “The truth will set you free.”
Fans can keep up with all of the latest Pistol Annies news at www.pistolannies.com, including information on how to unlock additional music and more.
Lambert brought her “Locked & Reloaded” co-headlining tour with Dierks Bentley to Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena on Friday night. To read my review, click here.