We may not know exactly when the Pistol Annies — the highly revered girl group of Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley — will release new music, but we do know when the band’s latest baby will arrive.
Presley and her husband Jordan Powell (one of Lambert’s first tour managers) announced her pregnancy at one of Lambert’s recent shows in Dallas. In a separate press release, she revealed she’s due in January.
“When I turned 40 my husband and I decided to put the decision to have a baby in the hands of fate. A year and a half after we ‘stopped being careful’ we were blessed with two pink lines,” Presley said in a press release. “To say the least, we were both shocked and overjoyed. As an outspoken, female artist, I feel like this is just one more thing that I’m meant to take on in this life. I’m ready to rock being an older mom.”
And Presley’s 11-year-old son Jed from a previous relationship is excited to be a big brother, Presley shared.
“A long time ago, Lori McKenna, one of my favorite artist/songwriter moms, told me it would be easier to have another one when my first one was old enough to babysit. I guess I took that to heart,” she said.
Presley has her own solo album Wrangled out now, and has been busy with Monroe and Lambert finishing up their third Pistol Annies album after a long hiatus. The girl-group’s first two albums — Hell on Heels in 2011 and Annie Up in 2013 — garnered Dixie-Chicks-like attention, and the band’s been teasing about new music ever since.