Pistol Annies Release ‘Interstate Gospel’: On This Day
Five years ago, the Pistol Annies released their third album together, Interstate Gospel. The country trio delivered a fourteen-track collection to their fans on November 2, 2018.
Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley of the Pistol Annies all had a hand in writing or co-writing the songs on the album including the lead single, “Got My Name Changed Back.”
The Pistol Annies originally joined forces in 2011 and have since released some of the most powerful songs of their career together. Lambert, Monroe, and Presley revealed in a behind-the-scenes video that they put a lot of trust and compassion and even went a little deeper into the album than they had in the past.
Interstate Gospel debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and garnered the Pistol Annies their very first Grammy nomination for Best Country Album.
“We’ve grown a lot as artists and humans in the past five years,” the Annies stated in 2018. “This album is more mature than our last ones, but still fun. The best way to describe Interstate Gospel is that it sounds like three women came unleashed and told a bunch of truth. We didn’t hold back and we’re proud of it. Our hope is that when people listen, they feel some of the same magic that we felt when we were writing these songs.”
The ladies celebrated Interstate Gospel back then with a performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and an appearance on Good Morning America. Plus, the Pistol Annies hit the stage with a live performance at the 2018 CMA Awards just a few weeks after its release.
Following the release of Interstate Gospel, the Pistol Annies unveiled a Christmas album in 2021 titled Hell of A Holiday. In addition, Lambert has since released two solo albums, Wildcard (2019) and Palomino (2022), while Monroe dropped her fourth studio album Sparrow (2018).