Pistol Annies, the acclaimed side project of Angaleena Presley, Ashley Monroe and Miranda Lambert, have set November 2nd as the release date for their third album Interstate Gospel. The LP is the follow-up to 2013’s Annie Up, and features songs written by all three artists together, with one exception — the album’s closing track, “This Too Shall Pass,” penned by Monroe and Presley.
The platinum-selling group, whose adherence to musical tradition has permeated each of their collaborative albums, initially revealed the track listing for the new project through postcards mailed directly to fans. From the riotous, harmony-soaked “Got My Name Changed Back,” to the ironic and poignant “Best Years of My Life,” the LP spotlights the trio’s emphasis on classic-country storytelling from a modern female perspective.
Pistol Annies will preview the new music at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on October 25th and will follow that on November 2nd with an appearance at the Town Hall in New York City. The trio of intimate concert events concludes on November 7th at Novo in Los Angeles. Tickets for these shows will go on sale Friday, October 5th.
On Wednesday night, the trio took the stage at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s CMA Theater, concluding Lambert’s two-night stint as the museum’s latest artist-in-residence, sharing some of the new material as well as cuts from their two previous albums, which includes their 2011 debut, Hell on Heels.
Interstate Gospel, featuring the rollicking and spiritual title cut, is now available for pre-order, and comes with instant downloads of “Interstate Gospel,” “Best Years of My Life” and “Got My Name Changed Back.”
Interstate Gospel track listing:
- “Interstate Prelude”
- “Stop Drop and Roll One”
- “Best Years of My Life”
- “5 Acres of Turnips”
- “When I Was His Wife”
- “Got My Name Changed Back”
- “Sugar Daddy”
- “Leavers Lullaby”
- “Interstate Gospel”
- “This Too Shall Pass”