Pistol Annies

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Pistol Annies
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Genres Country, outlaw country, folk
Years active 2011–present
Labels Columbia Nashville (2011-2012)
RCA Records Nashville(2013-)
Members Miranda Lambert
Ashley Monroe
Angaleena Presley

Pistol Annies is an American country music group composed of Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley. The group gave its debut performance on April 4, 2011, on the CBS special Academy of Country Music's Girls' Night Out: Superstar Women of Country.[1] The trio released its debut album Hell on Heels in 2011 on Columbia Records Nashville. Its title track was released as a single and a music video.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Pistol Annies made their debut on April 22, 2011, on the Academy of Country Music's Girls' Night Out: Superstar Women of Country on CBS, performing "Hell on Heels". The women gave themselves the nicknames "Lonestar Annie" (Lambert), "Hippie Annie" (Monroe), and "Holler Annie" (Presley). They released the album Hell on Heels on August 23, 2011, with the title song being released for purchase on their website two months earlier, on June 12. After a series of performances during Lambert concerts, the Pistol Annies performed three sold-out headlining shows in December 2011 with guest performances by John Fogerty and Blake Shelton.

The trio was featured on the track "Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies" on the 2012 album Voice of Ages by The Chieftains. The Pistol Annies song "Run Daddy Run" is on the album The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond. The band performed their autobiographical single "Takin' Pills" at the 2012 CMT Music Awards.

Annie Up, the trio's second studio album, was released on May 7, 2013. It was preceded by the lead single "Hush Hush," which became the Pistol Annies' first chart entry on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The group is also featured on the Blake Shelton single, "Boys 'Round Here," from his 2013 album, Based on a True Story….

The group has cancelled all tour stops in June 2013, according to their record label rep., "Due to unforeseen circumstances". Lambert will still perform as a solo act in June.[4] Monroe has gone on the Mermaids of Alcatraz Tour with Train.[5]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Sales
US Country US CAN
Hell on Heels 1 5
  • US: 508,902 [7]
Annie Up 2 5 11
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US Country US Country Airplay US
[8]
2011 "Hell on Heels" 55 Hell on Heels
2013 "Hush Hush" 41 43 Annie Up
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US Country US Country Airplay US CAN Country
[10]
CAN
2013 "Boys 'Round Here" Blake Shelton 2 1 12 1 12 Based on a True Story…

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country US Country Airplay
[12]
US
[13]
2011 "Boys from the South"A 108 Hell on Heels
2012 "Blue Christmas" (with Blake Shelton) 59 Cheers, It's Christmas (Blake Shelton album)
2013 "I Feel a Sin Comin' On" 43 Annie Up
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2011 "Hell on Heels"[14] Becky Fluke
2012 "Takin' Pills"
2013 "Boys 'Round Here" (with Blake Shelton) Trey Fanjoy
"Hush Hush"[15]

Awards[edit]

Year Organization Award Result
2011 American Country Awards New Artist of the Year Nominated
2012 CMT Awards Group Video of the Year — "Hell On Heels" Nominated
Breakthrough Video of the Year — "Hell On Heels" Nominated
2013 CMT Awards Group Video of the Year — "Takin' Pills" Nominated

Collaborations/Non Album Tracks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hughes, Donna (April 5, 2011). "Miranda Lambert Forms an All-Girl Trio, Pistol Annies". The Boot. Retrieved August 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ Mease, Jason (July 28, 2011). "Watch Pistol Annies’ Debut Music Video "Hell On Heels"". Great American Country. Retrieved August 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ Stromblad, Cory (July 29, 2011). "Pistol Annies, 'Hell on Heels' -- New Video". The Boot. Retrieved August 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ Wolff, Kurt (June 11, 2013). "Pistol Annies Cancel All June Tour Dates". news.radio.com. CBS Radio. 
  5. ^ "Ashley Monroe will be joining us on our Mermaids Of Alcatraz Tour! - Train". Savemesanfrancisco.com. 2013-03-05. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  6. ^ "American album certifications – Pistol Annies – Hell On Heels". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  7. ^ "Country Album Chart News - The Week of June 5, 2013: Blake Shelton is #1, Florida Georgia Line, George Strait | New Country Music, Listen to Songs & Video". Roughstock.com. 2013-06-05. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  8. ^ "Maroon 5, Christian Aguilera's 'Jagger' Moves to No. 1 on Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  9. ^ "American single certifications – Pistol Annies – Hell On Heels". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  10. ^ "Pistol Annies Album & Song Chart History - Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  11. ^ "American single certifications – Blake Shelton – Boys %27Round Here". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  12. ^ "Chart Highlights: Phillip Phillips Makes History On Adult Pop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 17, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Bubbling Under Hot 100 Week of September 10, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 13, 2012. 
  14. ^ "CMT : Videos : Pistol Annies : Hell on Heels". Country Music Television. Retrieved July 23, 2011. 
  15. ^ "CMT : Videos : Pistol Annies : Hush Hush". Country Music Television. Retrieved May 8, 2013.