Pistol Annies know “Being Pretty Ain’t Pretty,” but are packing
up their make-up, heels and outfits for the launch of their sophomore
album, Annie Up. They will debut their single, “Hush Hush” on the Today
Show Tuesday, May 7. “We are so excited to release the new album,” said
Miranda. “It’s been like waiting for Christmas morning to come,” she

Although the stakes are higher for Annie Up, the trio has a sense of
peace about their second record, which comes out May 7. “I’m not nervous
about it,” said Ashley. “I have such a calm feeling. I have great faith
in this record and I really think that people are going to understand
it. We’re all super proud of it and ready for it to be out!”

Annie Up features 12 new tracks all written by the sassy trio of
Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley. The album opens
with “I Feel A Sin Comin’ On,” an old fashioned cabaret style song. “We
love this song and hope people blush when they hear it,” said Ashley.
“We wrote it with no instruments because none of us could play the
chords,” she continued. “So we snapped our fingers while we sang it on
the work tapes and when we played it for our producer, he said he wanted
us to snap on the album too,” said Angaleena. “Fingers are considered
an instrument so we got paid to snap our fingers,” snapped Miranda.

Pistol Annies have the ability to speak to and for their audience,
especially their female fans. Those fans are bound to make a sing-along
anthem out of “Girls Like Us,” a song the Annies wrote for all the women
in their lives. Says Miranda, “We’re three girls with three different
lives and three different points-of-view, but really, if you get a group
of women in a room and you talk about problems, everybody’s gonna yell
out ‘amens’ and have stories to tell.”

Their uniquely county, yet contemporary viewpoints connect them with
country’s tradition of truth-telling. “But, I mean, we’re not doing
anything new. Loretta Lynn did it way before we did,” said Angaleena.
“We’re just doing it for our generation, bringing it back home,” said
Miranda. Pistol Annies style!

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