Pistol Annies' Presley signs label deal
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
– Angaleena Presley, one third of Pistol Annies, will release her first solo album this fall on Slate Creek Records.
Presley is "Holler Annie" alongside Miranda Lambert and Ashley Monroe in Pistol Annies.
"Part of what I loved about Garth Fundis and Jim Burnett at Slate Creek is that they understood where I wanted to go creatively," said a Kentucky native. "Producing this album was important to me because of its content. I've lived every word of it and knew exactly how I wanted it to sound."
"We could not be happier about Angaleena joining our Slate Creek team and giving us the opportunity to release her remarkable solo debut," said Slate Creek's President & Creative Director Fundis. "From the first listen, we knew we wanted to be a part of this and can hardly wait for others to hear what she has created. Angaleena is both poet and artist in the truest sense of those words."
Presley's album title, track listing and release date are forthcoming. Slate Creek also is the home of singer/songwriter Brandy Clark.
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Angaleena Presley is best known as being one-third of Pistol Annies, the very cool side group with Miranda Lambert and Ashley Monroe. For Presley, the Annies (she is "Holler Annie") was her calling card to putting out this debut disc at 37, but the Annies needn't be thought of as a fall back plan for the Kentucky native.
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