Pistol Annies

Pistol Annies

It began on a wild hair: Two girlfriends on a giddy whim, calling a third gal late one night with an invitation to join the fun and maybe start a little trouble - and a band.

"I thought they were in slumber-party mode," recalls Angaleena Presley of that midnight call she got nearly two years ago from her friend, fellow Nashville-based singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe. Monroe wanted Presley to email every song she had immediately because she "and Miranda" had hatched a plan to put a band together and they wanted her onboard.

"I was like,... more