Miranda Lambert surprised a few fans this weekend (March 2-3) when the Pistol Annies reunited during the Lexington, Kentucky and Cleveland stops on the Livin’ Like Hippies Tour.
Angaleena Presley, Ashley Monroe and Miranda were back onstage after taking a hiatus in 2013 and going their separate ways. The night prior to the Lexington stop, Ashley joined Miranda on stage in Knoxville to perform “Heart Like Mine,” fueling speculation of a Pistol Annies reunion.
Armed with the nicknames “Lonestar Annie” (Miranda), “Hippie Annie” (Ashley), and “Holler Annie” (Angaleena, the trio released its debut album Hell on Heels in 2011. They released the title track as a single and followed that up with a second album, Annie Up, in 2013. The second album featured their single “Hush Hush,”
In June 2013 the ladies took a break and continued on solo career paths. While many believed the the band had broken up, the ladies assured fans they were not done, just taking a hiatus. Those words are turning out to be true as Miranda, Ashley and Angaleena got the band back together this past weekend (March 1-3). During Miranda’s Livin’ Like Hippies Tour stop in Knoxville, Lexington Pistol Annies reemerged performing “Takin’ Pills” and “Hell on Heels” to the crowds delight.
Miranda and the Pistol Annies posted a photo on Instagram, thanking the cities for a great time. “Knoxville, Lexington, Cleveland. Thank you for an incredible weekend. #pistolannies #livinlikehippiestour,” she wrote in the post. The last post from the Pistol Annies was May 26, 2017, when the trio got together to ecord a cover of Don Williams’ “Tulsa Time.” The song appeared on a tribute album titled Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams.
It’s great to see them together again.
Next stop for the Livin’ Like Hippies tour is on March 8 in Omaha, Neb. at CenturyLink Center with Jon Pardi and Sunny Sweeney. Keep an eye out for a return appearance from the Annies at a future show.