Pistol Annies plan "Interstate Gospel"
Thursday, September 27, 2018
– Pistol Annies are back with the trio's third studio album, "Interstate Gospel," out on Nov. 2.
The 14-track album comes more than five years after the trio of Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley put out "Annie Up" in 2013.
"The best way to describe this record is that it sounds like 3 women came unleashed and told a bunch of truth. We didn't hold back and we're proud of it," the trio tweeted today.
Three concerts are planned to celebrate the release of the disc.
The songs "Interstate Gospel," "Best Years of My Life" and "Got My Name Changed Back" went to country radio.
The track list is:
Stop Drop and Roll One
Best Years of My Life
5 Acres of Turnips
When I Was His Wife
Got My Name Changed Back
This Too Shall Pass
All tracks are written by the trio, except "This Too Shall Pass," which is written by Monroe and Presley.
The Annies revealed the track listing to fans via a postcard campaign mailed directly out to the fans.
The Pistol Annies have planned three concert events. They will play Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on Oct. 25, New York's Town Hall on Nov. 2 and Los Angeles' The Novo on Nov. 7. Tickets go on sale on Friday, Oct. 5. Members of Lambert's Fan Club, Ran Fans will have access to an exclusive presale beginning on Oct. 2.
The trio made a surprise appearance at the second of Lambert's Country Music Hall Of Fame (CMHoF) Artist In Residency slot on Sept. 26 in Nashville.
Ashley Monroe gains more acclaim for other projects than she does for her own solo efforts. Monroe is one third of side group Pistol Annies. She sang with Blake Shelton on his hit "Lonely Tonight." She received praise for her first proper solo album (her ill-fated Satisfied" was released three years after its completion by her former label, Sony), "Like a Rose," in 2013, although that was a release that stood on the strength of the songs because three singles produced zero hits. »»»
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What separates Presley apart is her very sharp songwriting. Presley brings story songs to the fore, but these aren't feel good, everything works out in the »»»
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