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Review: Pistol Annies Deliver Urgent Stories With Heart, Humor on ‘Interstate Gospel’

Review: Pistol Annies Deliver Urgent Stories With Heart, Humor on ‘Interstate Gospel’

Pistol Annies — the trio of singer-songwriters Miranda Lambert, Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe — won huge critical praise for their 2013 LP Annie Up, a wry collection of songs about drinking and divorce.

But the album was released during a critical shift in country jump-started by the record-breaking success of Florida Georgia Line and Nelly’s “Cruise,” which hit radio just a few weeks before Annie Up. In the ensuing five years, mainstream country has mostly embraced the template that “Cruise” offered: male voices singing about partying and women over slick, pop-savvy production.

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