Lemon Drop

Album: Hell on Heels (2011)


  • The Pistol Annies are an all-female trio comprising Kentuckian Angaleena Presley, Texas native Miranda Lambert and Tennessee-born Ashley Monroe. Lambert told Billboard magazine that she feels she's "made a niche for myself in my solo career as a little bit of a rocker chick," so she was glad to get back to her more Country side with Pistol Annies. The House That Built Me singer added, "With this project my country roots really come out. There are three country girls who are writing about real life situations. We'll all from different places in the South but we all come from the same background."
  • The Pistol Annies debuted the song in front of Lambert's hometown crowd during her Cause for the Paws event on April 30, 2011 at the Villa Di Felicita in Tyler, Texas.
  • Presley came up with the idea for the song when, while driving on her home state's Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway, she found herself lying under her car on the side of the road securing its muffler with a guitar string. "My muffler was literally dragging the ground, but still attached," Presley recalled to Cowboys and Indians magazine. "So I just thought about it, clipped a string off my guitar, got down there and tied that sucker up."

    Coal Miner's daughter Presley noted that her resourcefulness came quite naturally. "I'd grown up as my dad's little helper. So I'm pretty handy around the house. He'd taught me how to fix things, make something out of nothing, solve problems."


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