Pistol Annies, the trio made up of Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Album Chart this week with their first album, Hell on Heels. More than 44,000 albums were sold, landing them at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 Chart.
“I cannot believe how much the fans have embraced us,” Miranda said. “We are so thrilled and even more inspired than ever. Thank you so much to our country fans. Pistol Annies are here to stay!”
“I am completely overwhelmed and humbled by the response of our wonderful fans,” Ashley said. “I couldn’t be more encouraged that country music is being embraced so completely.”
“Pistol Annies has been an organic, artistically driven project from the beginning and we are so proud that our couch dream has become critically and commercially successful,” Angaleena said. “We are just three country girls singing about the truth and we are overjoyed by how well our album has been received.”
Pistol Annies was born during a songwriting session between Miranda, nicknamed Lonestar Annie, and Ashley, a.k.a. Hippie Annie. Ashley decided to introduce Miranda to Angaleena, known as Hollar Annie, and a midnight phone call led to the forming of Pistol Annies. The three wrote and co-wrote every song on the album and were joined by Blake Shelton, affectionately called ‘Pistol Andy,’ on the song “Family Feud.”