Pistol Annies

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Pistol Annies
OriginNashville, Tennessee, United States
GenresCountry
Years active
  • 2011–2013
  • 2017–present
Labels
Members

Pistol Annies is an American country music group composed of Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley. The trio 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 have released four studio albums for Sony Music Nashville.

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" appears on the soundtrack 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 cancelled all tour stops in June 2013, according to their record label, "due to unforeseen circumstances". Lambert still performed as a solo act in June.[2] Monroe went to the Mermaids of Alcatraz Tour with Train.[3] In August 2014, Angaleena Presley confirmed that the group was on temporary hiatus, saying that due to the success of Lambert's and Monroe's solo careers, the band "just had to take a little break but never say never."[4] Whilst promoting their appearances at the 2016 C2C festival, both Miranda Lambert and Ashley Monroe stressed that the Pistol Annies had not disbanded and intended to work together when all three members were available. They also stated their hope to one day do a UK tour.

In 2017, the Annies recorded a cover of the song "Tulsa Time" which appeared on a Don Williams tribute album titled Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams which was released on May 26. In an interview with Billboard, Lambert revealed that a new Pistol Annies album would be released in 2018.[5][6] On September 26, 2018, the Pistol Annies released three tracks from their latest album, Interstate Gospel, which was released on November 2, 2018.[7] They performed a fourth track, "Sugar Daddy", at the CMT Artists of the Year telecast.[8]

The Pistol Annies appeared in Nashville on June 6–9 for 2019 CMA Fest.[9] In September 2019, the Pistol Annies began touring as part of Miranda Lambert's Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars tour, which runs through November 23.[10]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Sales
US Country
[11]
US
[12]
US
Folk

[13]
CAN
[14]
Hell on Heels 1 5
Annie Up
  • Release date: May 7, 2013
  • Label: RCA Nashville
  • Formats: CD, LP, music download
2 5 11
Interstate Gospel
  • Release date: November 2, 2018
  • Label: RCA Nashville
  • Formats: CD, LP, music download
1 15 1 90
Hell of a Holiday
  • Release date: October 22, 2021
  • Label: RCA Nashville
  • Formats: CD, LP, music download
28 7
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US Country Songs
[19]
US Country Airplay
[20]
US
[21]
2011 "Hell on Heels" [A] 55 Hell on Heels
2013 "Hush Hush" 41 43 Annie Up
2018 "Got My Name Changed Back” 48 52 Interstate Gospel
2021 "Snow Globe"[24] Hell of a Holiday
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

As a featured artist[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US Country Songs
[19]
US Country Airplay
[20]
US
[21]
CAN Country
[25]
CAN
[26]
2013 "Boys 'Round Here"
(Blake Shelton featuring Pistol Annies and friends)
2 1 12 1 12 Based on a True Story…

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country Songs
[19]
US Country Airplay
[20]
US Bubbling
[28]
2011 "Boys from the South" [B] 8 Hell on Heels
2012 "Run Daddy Run"
(Miranda Lambert featuring Pistol Annies)
[C] The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond
"Blue Christmas"
(Blake Shelton featuring Pistol Annies)
59 Cheers, It's Christmas
2013 "I Feel a Sin Comin' On" 43 Annie Up
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2011 "Hell on Heels"[29] Becky Fluke
2012 "Takin' Pills"
2013 "Boys 'Round Here"
(Blake Shelton featuring Pistol Annies and friends)
Trey Fanjoy
"Hush Hush"[30]
2018 "Got My Name Changed Back" Peter Zavadil

Collaborations and non album tracks[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Hell on Heels" did not enter Hot Country Songs, but peaked at number 6 on Billboard Country Digital Song Sales.[22]
  2. ^ "Boys from the South" did not enter Hot Country Songs, but peaked at number 27 on Billboard Country Digital Song Sales.[22]
  3. ^ "Run Daddy Run" did not enter Hot Country Songs, but peaked at number 31 on Billboard Country Digital Song Sales.[22]

Awards[edit]

Year Organization Award Work 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 Nominated
2013 Group Video of the Year "Takin' Pills" Nominated
Country Music Association Awards Music Video of the Year "Boys 'Round Here" Nominated
Musical Event of the Year Nominated
2014 Academy of Country Music Awards Vocal Event of the Year Nominated
2020 Grammy Awards Best Country Album Interstate Gospel Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hughes, Donna (April 5, 2011). "Miranda Lambert Forms an All-Girl Trio, Pistol Annies". The Boot. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
  2. ^ Wolff, Kurt (June 11, 2013). "Pistol Annies Cancel All June Tour Dates". news.radio.com. CBS Radio. Archived from the original on August 23, 2013. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
  3. ^ "Ashley Monroe will be joining us on our Mermaids Of Alcatraz Tour! - Train". Savemesanfrancisco.com. 2013-03-05. Archived from the original on 2013-03-23. Retrieved 2013-04-29.
  4. ^ "Angeleena Presley Confirms Pistol Annies are on Hold, Debuts First Solo Album - Fox News". News Corp. August 27, 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-22.
  5. ^ "Miranda Lambert Promises New Pistol Annies Album in 2018". Rollingstone.com. 2 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Miranda Lambert Says New Pistol Annies Album Coming in 2018". Taste of Country.
  7. ^ "Pistol Annies Drops 3 New Tracks From New Album "Interstate Gospel"". Saving Country Music. 27 September 2018.
  8. ^ "YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 2020-04-23.
  9. ^ "Dan + Shay, Pistol Annies In 2019 CMA Fest Lineup". Grammy.com. 5 March 2019. Retrieved 2020-04-23.
  10. ^ Freeman, Jon (2019-04-05). "Miranda Lambert Plots Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars 2019 Tour". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2019-11-09.
  11. ^ "Pistol Annies Chart History: Country Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  12. ^ "Pistol Annies Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  13. ^ "Pistol Annies Chart History: Americana/Folk Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  14. ^ "Pistol Annies Chart History: Canadian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  15. ^ "American album certifications – Pistol Annies – Hell On Heels". Recording Industry Association of America.
  16. ^ "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. Archived from the original on June 10, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-18.
  17. ^ "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.
  18. ^ Bjorke, Matt (February 25, 2020). "Top 10 Country Albums Chart in Pure Sales: February 24, 2020". Roughstock. Retrieved March 4, 2020.
  19. ^ a b c "Pistol Annies Chart History: Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  20. ^ a b c "Pistol Annies Chart History: Country Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  21. ^ a b "Pistol Annies Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  22. ^ a b c "Pistol Annies Chart History: Country Digital Song Sales". Billboard. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  23. ^ "American single certifications – Pistol Annies – Hell On Heels". Recording Industry Association of America.
  24. ^ "Pistol Annies' 'Snow Globe' Is a Jolly Christmas Love Song". Taste of Country. October 1, 2021.
  25. ^ "Pistol Annies Chart History: Canada Country". Billboard. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  26. ^ "Pistol Annies Chart History: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  27. ^ "American single certifications – Blake Shelton – Boys %27Round Here". Recording Industry Association of America.
  28. ^ "Pistol Annies Chart History: Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  29. ^ "CMT : Videos : Pistol Annies : Hell on Heels". Country Music Television. Retrieved July 23, 2011.
  30. ^ Hush Hush on YouTube