Pistol Annies, The Band Perry Gear Up For Album Releases


Pistol Annies

Pistol Annies

Pistol Annies will release its sophomore album, Annie Up, on May 7. What began as a late night phone call for friends Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley materialized into the trio’s hit debut album, Hell On Heels, which released in August 2011.

“We laid it on the line with Hell On Heels and we wanted to bring it again on this album,” said Lambert. “The goal of our music is to have people feel like they’re having a conversation with us.”

“We put all our musical chips on the table, so we thought ‘Annie Up’ was a good title,” added Ashley.”

“We never tried to sit down and write a song. When we’re together, we’re always just writing,” said Angaleena. One song on the album, “Unhappily Married,” was written last June at the CMA Music Fest while in hair and makeup. “We can’t, not write,” added Ashley.

The trio’s new single, “Hush Hush,” was sent to radio yesterday (March 11). “After we came back from the holidays we were talking about how horrible it was,” Lambert described the inspiration for the song. “So we took a little bit of truth from each of our family experiences and wrote this song,” said Ashley. “It’s about the truth. The truth is so much easier than lie on top of lie on top of secrets,” said Angaleena. “The truth will set you free.”

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the band perry

The Band Perry

The Band Perry will preview new music from their forthcoming album Pioneer to family, friends and fans in their hometown of Greeneville, Tenn. Saturday, March 30. The free concert and signing – presented by the Greene County Partnership to raise awareness for “Outnumber Hunger” will take place on North Main Street, beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET. Immediately following the special performance, The Band Perry will sign autographs and meet with their fans.

If there is inclement weather, the event will move inside the gymnasium at Hal Henard Elementary School at 425 E Vann Rd. in Greeneville, Tenn. and attendees will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

“Anyone who knows us knows how much we love our hometown. We have been traveling so much the past several years that we wanted to bring our new music and our new show back home to the folks in Greeneville to say how much we appreciate their support, just like we did with our first record. It’s our way of saying ‘thank you,’” says Neil Perry.

Pioneer releases April 2.



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