Angaleena Presley

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Angaleena Presley
Birth name Angaleena Loletta McCoy Presley
Born (1976-09-01) September 1, 1976 (age 38)[1]
Beauty, Kentucky, U.S.
Origin Martin County, Kentucky, U.S.
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2011–present
Labels Columbia Nashville, RCA Records Nashville, Slate Creek Records
Associated acts Pistol Annies, Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, Blake Shelton, Kid Rock, The Chieftains
Website www.pistolannies.com

Angaleena Loletta McCoy Presley[2] (born September 1, 1976) is an American country music singer-songwriter. She is a member of the female country trio Pistol Annies.

Early life[edit]

Angaleena Presley was born in Martin County, Kentucky, and raised in Beauty, Kentucky. Her father Jimmy Presley, Sr., is a retired coal miner and her mother, Cathy Presley (née McCoy), is a retired school teacher. At age 15, her father taught her how to play her first song on his guitar, "Mama Tried" by Merle Haggard. She attended Sheldon Clark High School in Inez, Kentucky, and graduated in 1994. She attended college at Eastern Kentucky University.

Career[edit]

In 2000, Presley moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where she landed a publishing deal nine months later. Through her publisher she met Ashley Monroe, who later brought Presley's music to the attention of her friend, Miranda Lambert. The three artists began working together writing songs, which would later become Pistol Annies' debut album Hell on Heels, released on August 23, 2011. The group spent much of the next two years touring North America and writing songs for their follow-up album. On May 7, 2013, Pistol Annies released their second album Annie Up. On June 17, 2013, the RIAA announced that the album and single for Hell on Heels had both sold in excess of 500,000 copies, giving Pistol Annies their first Gold Record.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart
positions
US Country US Heat
American Middle Class
  • Release date: October 14, 2014
  • Label: Slate Creek Records
29 14

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2014 "Pain Pills"[3] Traci Goudie

Songwriting discography[edit]

Year Artist Album Song Co-written with
2013 Pistol Annies Annie Up "I Feel A Sin Comin' On" Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe
"Hush Hush" Lambert, Monroe
"Being Pretty Ain't Pretty" Lambert, Monroe
"Unhappily Married" Lambert, Monroe
"Loved by a Workin' Man"
"Blues, You're a Buzzkill" Lambert, Monroe
"Don't Talk About Him, Tina" Lambert
"Trading One Heartbreak for Another" Monroe
"Damn Thing" Lambert, Monroe
"Girls Like Us" Lambert, Monroe
"I Hope You're the End of My Story" Lambert, Monroe
2011 Pistol Annies Hell on Heels "Hell On Heels" Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe
"Lemon Drop"
"Housewife's Prayer" Lambert, Monroe
"Bad Example" Lambert, Monroe
"Takin' Pills" Lambert, Monroe
"The Hunter's Wife"
"Family Feud" Lambert, Monroe, Presley, Blake Shelton
Miranda Lambert Four the Record "Fastest Girl In Town" Miranda Lambert
Ashton Shepherd Where Country Grows "Look It Up" Robert Ellis Orrall
2008 Heidi Newfield What Am I Waiting For "Knocked Up" Mark D. Sanders

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