New Music from The Pistol Annies On The Way
This story has been updated.
It appears those waiting for a reunion of the country music supergroup The Pistol Annies will not have to wait that much longer. First formed between Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley in 2011, the trio released two records between 2011 and 2013, going #1 and #2 in the charts respectively. Since then fans have waited for a reunification of the group first started when Miranda wanted to collaborate with fellow women in the country business, and all signs are pointing to it happening sooner rather than later.
The Pistol Annies have been appearing together live recently, starting in March when they took the stage as part of Miranda’s Livin’ Like Hippies tour at stops in Knoxville, Cleveland, and Lexington, performing multiple songs together from The Pistol Annies repertoire. Miranda Lambert promised as far back as an August 2017 story in Billboard that new Pistol Annies music would be on the way, and now signs are pointing towards an official announcement and new music being imminent.
On July 17th, the three songwriters posted a picture on The Pistol Annies official Instagram account with the caption, “Sangin’ some songs #staytuned.” They subsequently made some more live appearances together as part of Miranda Lambert’s current Bandwagon Tour with Little Big Town. Then on July 23rd, Angaleena Presley told The Boot, “We just finished our third record. Two weeks ago. So we don’t really have a release date, per se, yet, but the record is there.”
The trio also reunited on Saturday, August 11th in Dallas as part of Miranda’s Bandwagon Tour, where it was also revealed during the performance that Angaleena Presley is pregnant.
The Pistol Annies were never big on the radio or a major arena draw, but they did give fans of women in country music a rallying point with their rambunctious personas “Lonestar Annie” (Miranda Lambert), “Hippie Annie” (Ashley Monroe), and “Holler Annie” (Angaleena Presley). The exposure from The Pistol Annies helped put Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley on the map for many, and their first record Hell On Heels has sold more than half a million copies.
More news when it becomes available.
August 13, 2018 @ 9:02 am
This is fantastic news! Loved the first two albums and pretty sure number three will be a good ‘un too.
August 19, 2018 @ 9:17 am
Miranda paid tribute to Aretha two nights ago near Buffalo, singing “Do Right Woman”, it is pretty terrific and is on You Tube…I idolize Aretha, but I liked Miranda’s version better. It’s nice to see country artists branch out, in a non money grubbing way, when it’s appropriate, and respectful, and this was on point.
August 13, 2018 @ 10:09 am
Can’t wait to hear the her album! ❤️ those talented singer songwriters. Go back and listen to their first album- it’s one of my favorites.
August 13, 2018 @ 10:19 am
Can not wait!
Hope they tour to Milwaukee soon.
Dirt Road Derek
August 13, 2018 @ 10:33 am
Whoohoo! So excited for this! After excellent new solo albums from all three members, it will be interesting to hear if the Pistol’s sound has evolved as well 🙂
August 13, 2018 @ 10:41 am
Cool – I’m way late to the game, so I figured this was just one I missed, kind of like the Damn Quails. Glad to have a second chance. Love Hell on Heels and their version of Tulsa Time.
August 13, 2018 @ 11:02 am
Unfortunately, the country music commercialization complex does not support them.
Jessie with the long hair
August 15, 2018 @ 7:32 pm
Are you kidding? They were born and are a part of the country music commercialization complex. All groomed by Music Row Publishers like Ten Ten Music and WrenSong Music. Produced by frat boy Frank Lidell. Without the attention on Miranda, no one would care. The Pistol Annies are similar to Eric Church… playing outlaw.
August 19, 2018 @ 11:39 am
Bless your heart Jessie! This was a very organic group of ladies that loved writing music & wanted to share that music. They formed the band & yes used Miranda’s team at the time b/c they made half a record on their own dime before getting a deal. Pistol Annies success helped bring in a new wave of female singer songwriters getting signed and released (even w/o radio, people bought it) their first record was basically only digital sales and they were country #1 album & them retailers like Target asked for physical copies b/c of the demand. PS “frat boy” Lidell has produced ML, Lee Ann Womack, Adam Hood, Jack Ingram, Eli Young Band, Chris Knight to name a few.
August 13, 2018 @ 11:20 am
Holy crap, the new record is finished? 😀 Looking forward to a release date — I dug the first two albums, and I’ve been enjoying Ash and Ange’s solo output very much as well.
August 13, 2018 @ 12:27 pm
I can’t remember in which order this happened but at the show I was at but The Pistol Annie’s appearance and Miranda’s more deeper cutting emotional releases were done back to back essentially and it was the best part of the show. Besides Turnpike of course.
August 13, 2018 @ 12:42 pm
Now that’s good news. Hoping for some Texas dates.
August 13, 2018 @ 1:50 pm
This group is better than the sum of its parts… and that’s saying something.
August 14, 2018 @ 2:15 am
Looking forward to their new music. They are all such talented singer songwriters.
August 14, 2018 @ 7:19 am
To say i’m excited is an understatement. It’ll probably be the only album that rivals Golden Hour IMO.
August 14, 2018 @ 9:01 pm
They are garbage. They can’t hold a candle to The Forrester Sisters or Sweethearts of the Rodeo!
August 15, 2018 @ 5:08 am
Looking forward to this. Now that all three are established as solo artists it will be interesting to see the quality of songs that they collectively bring to the table. Even if they hold their best stuff back for themselves it will probably be good. Here’s hoping its great.
August 15, 2018 @ 4:17 pm
So glad to hear about new music from them. They all have solo careers going on but hopefully this group still continues to get together.
I don’t root for an all-female group any more than an all-male group, but it’s hard not to be excited about this, with all-female groups still being so rare. (Those in any genre when they do form it has always seemed have never lasted).
Angaleena said something I remember a few years ago, re: fans voicing their opinion to make a difference. ‘Target’ store (when they had a much larger Album/CD section than now) didn’t carry this group’s music. She said a group of fans demanded they did, and ‘Target’ put in a name–slot for them after hearing from fans like that. So good to know people together can make a difference like that
August 15, 2018 @ 6:12 pm
(Not sure this is needed but I didn’t mean to put the dot before name, not trying to make a weird statement there). Thanks! 🙂