Pistol Annies Get Sidetracked While Writing

Leave it to Miranda to keep the girls on target!

Pistol Annies by Guy D'Alema/ABC

You put three fun-loving, sassy, chatty young women in a room together and even the best-laid plans could get derailed, right?

And from time to time, when Pistol Annies’ Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley were writing for their new album, Annie Up, they admittedly got sidetracked. And the responsibility of getting the Pistols back on target fell on Miranda. By choice.

“I do not like unfinished business,” she tells Country Weekly. “If we start a song, we’re going to by God finish it.”

Ashley and Angaleena are much more free-spirited about the task. “Me and Ang could easily be like, ‘Oh, look, a door! Awards,’” Ashley says, laughing.

“And I”m like, ‘No!’” adds Miranda. “We have to finish this one and we’ll start the next one in a minute.”

Angaleena, often the voice of reason in the trio, explains, “We do start some songs and we kind of don’t finish them . . . but we will finish them. At some point they’ll come back up and we’ll finish them.”

They certainly finished enough to make one heckuva an album with Annie Up, which was released today.

Individually, Ashley’s new album, Like a Rose, is available now, Angaleena is currently recording her project and Miranda is writing for her next solo release.

Check out “Hush Hush,” the first single from Annie Up.

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