Pistol Annies is an all-female country supergroup comprising Miranda Lambert and fellow songwriters Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley. The trio came into existence after Miranda and Ashley got together for a song writing session and as they shared stories, Ashley decided Miranda needed to meet her friend Angaleena. Following a midnight phone call between the three ladies, the group was born.
Lambert told Billboard magazine the female perspective is central to Pistol Annies. "It's [about] just real issues that women deal with," she explained. "Our theme, through my music and through Pistol Annies is empowering women and talking about things that no one is actually saying. It definitely comes from experiences we've all had."
Presley told CMT how the trio came up with the name Pistol Annies. "We went back and forth and back and forth. We came up with 100 different names. It went on for three days. Finally after about 100 different things Miranda, out of the blue, was like, 'Pistol Annies?' And we both [said], 'That's it!' We said, 'Wow, that was a hard thing to do.' She said, 'Just think of how many songs titles we just thought of!' Now, half of the band names are song titles!"
Hell On Heels debuted at #1 on the Country Albums chart. Having reached the summit with her first three major label solo long players, Lambert became the first artist in the 47-year history of Billboard's Country Albums chart to have notched #1s both solo and as part of a separately named, non-all-star group.
This is one of four songs on the Hell On Heels album to feature all three Pistol Annies on lead vocals.