…The Pistol Annies and Miranda Lambert having so often received the kind of love from rock critics that Loveless has generally been denied….Good to have confirmation that they know what they are about even if so many others don’t (original post at the ever invaluable Pattyloveless.net):
The Pistol Annies aren’t just content with collaborating on their own music — they want to write songs for other people, too.
Actually, one person: Patty Loveless.
The trio is on a mission to get Loveless back into the recording studio. Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley consider Loveless their hero and when the “You Don’t Even Know Who I Am” singer came to one of Lambert’s shows, the women pounced on the opportunity to persuade her to make new music.
Loveless’ last album, “Mountain Soul II,” won a Grammy Award in 2010 for Best Bluegrass Album.
“We were like, ‘Are you going to do anything anytime soon?’ ” Presley recalls. “She was like, ‘I don’t know, I might be done.’ We were like, ‘No! We will write you a record and when we do, you better cut it.’ ”
“I still want to do that,” Lambert says. “It gives me chills.”
The women ended up in the bathroom at the BMI Awards last year with songwriter Matraca Berg and Morgan Stapleton and started texting Loveless.
“We literally had someone guarding a door,” Lambert says. “(The text) said, ‘These girls in this bathroom are going to come get you, kidnap you, take you to the Smoky Mountains for a week and write your record. We’re going to listen to you talk and then write the songs.’ And she was like, ‘Well, I might think about doing that.’ ”
And if they came up with an album full of this sort of thing (and they just might–the sensibility sounds pretty well-synched to me) my feelings would not be hurt in the least:
…on the other hand, if they talked her into something like this, my head might explode: