Posted on 01 Jul 2014
Angaleena Presley has revealed the details for her upcoming solo album
The singer-songwriter, who is best-known to many as one-third of the Platinum-selling Pistol Annies, is set to release ‘American Middle Class’ in October.
Presley wrote five of the album’s 12 tracks, and co-wrote the other seven with a Who’s Who of Nashville’s top songwriters, including Lori McKenna, Mark D. Sanders, Matraca Berg, Sarah Siskind, Bob DiPiero, Luke Laird and Barry Dean. She co-produced the project with her husband, Jordan Powell.
The album is a concept record along the lines of Wille Nelson‘s classic ‘Red Headed Stranger.’
“It’s like my autobiography — each of the songs is a chapter of my life. I’ve literally lived every minute of this record,” Presley states in a press release. “My mama ain’t none too happy about me spreading my business around, but I have to do it. It’s the experience of my life from birth to now.”
Presley worked with a wide range of Nashville’s most respected players for the album, and also drafted a top slate of guest vocalists, including Patty Loveless, Chris Stapleton, Emily Saliers from the Indigo Girls and even her father, Jimmy Presley, who opens the title track with a personal narrative.
Posted on 25 Jan 2014
Suzanne Alexander has included Patty in her first recap
from the Country Music Cruise:
"Another highlight of being on this ship — getting to see the incomparable Patty Loveless! I have to say its a big thrill to be in the dining area and see Patty walking by, having just fixed a salad at the salad bar along side everyone else on board. I should say it now: Yes, celebrities are just like us. Patty hasn’t performed in nearly four years and she and the fans were anxious for her show. I sat in the same row as who I now refer to as “Double Trouble”, a.k.a. Ty Herndon and Anita Cochran. Both were jumping out of their skins and were on their feet with rousing applause after every song. To say that Patty Loveless did not disappoint would be an understatement. Her fans were overheard throughout the theater remarking how she’s better than ever. There’s no one like her. You could hear the occasional ” I love you Patty!” being screamed out from the darkened room. Not only did she sound great singing her hits “You Can Feel Bad”, and “Blame It On Your Lying Cheating…Heart,” but she looked younger, like she’s actually aged backwards! There’s a bit of a “Benjamin Buttons” thing going on with her. Her fans expressed their desire to see her tour again and one can only hope she received the message loud and clear and felt re-energized to hit the road! We shall see."