By Annie Reuter
Since Pistol Annies — comprised of Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley — released their debut album Hell on Heels three years ago, both Lambert and Monroe have since continued their solo careers, though Presley had still nixed releasing her own debut solo record.
But all that changes later this year; Presley has signed to Slate Creek Records and will release her first full-length this fall.
Known as “Holler Annie” in the country trio, Presley will also produce the album.
“Part of what I loved about Garth Fundis and Jim Burnett at Slate Creek is that they understood where I wanted to go creatively,” Presley said in a press release. “Producing this album was important to me because of its content — I’ve lived every word of it and knew exactly how I wanted it to sound.”
Presley is no stranger to songwriting. She was a co-writer on Lambert’s “Fastest Girl In Town” and on many of the tracks on both Pistol Annies records, 2011’s Hell On Heels and last year’s Annie Up, as well as her forthcoming release, which she wrote, recorded, art-directed and produced herself.
While this is her first solo release, Presley has received praises from both her Pistol Annies songwriting partners as well as Songwriting Hall of Fame member Mark D. Sanders.
“If Loretta Lynn and John Prine had a baby, it would be Angaleena Presley,” Sanders said.
Presley’s album title, track listing and release date are not yet known.