The Pistol Annies will soon be reuniting for a new album. The traditional country trio haven't released a record since 2013. But founding member Miranda Lambert recently told Billboard to expect new music next year.
The trio first appeared to the public on a CBS special called Girls' Night Out: Superstar Women of Country. They then released their debut album Hell On Hells in 2011. That record performed well, going to No. 1 on the chart, reaching gold status and selling more than 500,000 copies to date.
Their 2013 follow-up, Annie Up, peaked at No. 2 on the chart and featured their only radio single to chart, called "Hush Hush." The group took a hiatus afterwards to continue pursuing their solo careers. Lambert's career skyrocketed with albums like Platinum and The Weight Of These Wings.
Pistol Annies formed like many groups do. A few very talented friends got together to write, and next thing you know, they made a band. The biggest difference, of course, is that all three members have solo careers. Lambert certainly has the biggest visibility of the three. But members Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley have also released critically acclaimed tunes.
Presley's most recent studio album, 2015's The Blade, earned her a Grammy nomination. She also released a live album in 2016. Presley just released her second full-length, Wrangled, in April. That record also earned plenty of love from the critics.
In the meantime, Lambert continues her tour in support of The Weight Of These Wings, which recently hit platinum status. Monroe is busy preparing to be a mom, since she announced her pregnancy on Christmas 2016.
The three reunited for the first time on stage in a while last year at one of Lambert's shows. We'll keep our eyes peeled for more info about a forthcoming album.