To commemorate Record Store Day on April 21, Pistol Annies – Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley – will release the vinyl version of their album Hell On Heels. The CD and digital album were released in August of last year and has produced a gold single with the debut track, “Hell On Heels.”
“The music of the Pistol Annies is the three of us truly being ourselves—not only in our songwriting and storytelling, but also in the way we perform as a team,” Miranda said. “We wanted to make music that people talk about but might not want to admit and it’s the kind of raw and honest country music that deserves to be on vinyl.”
There is also a widget available at http://www.tweematic.com/pistolannies/ featuring an animated record player where fans can listen to the album with the ‘fuzz and crackle’ that goes along with a worn vinyl album. Fans will be automatically registered to win an autographed copy of the album and a Sony USB Stereo Turntable to play it on when they share the widget. Fans can find a list of participating independent record stores on the site as well.
Pistol Annies was formed during a songwriting session between Miranda, nicknamed ‘Lonestar Annie,’ and Ashley who goes by ‘Hippie Annie.’ While writing, Ashley decided Miranda and Angaleena – ‘Holler Annie’ – needed to meet. After a midnight phone call, the three formed Pistol Annies. They wrote or co-wrote every song on the album and were joined by Blake Shelton, dubbed ‘Pistol Andy,’ on the song “Family Feud.”