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Angaleena Presley

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Angaleena Loletta McCoy Presley (born September 1, 1976) is an American country music singer-songwriter. She is a member of the female country trio Pistol Annies.

Angaleena Presley was born in Martin County, Kentucky, and raised in Beauty, Kentucky. Her father Jimmy Presley, Sr., is a retired coal miner and her mother, Cathy Presley (née McCoy), is a retired school teacher. At age 15, her father taught her how to play her first song on his guitar, Mama Tried by Merle Haggard. She attended Sheldon Clark High School in Inez, Kentucky, and graduated in 1994. She attended college at Eastern Kentucky University.

In 2000, Presley moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where she landed a publishing deal nine months later. Through her publisher she met Ashley Monroe, who later brought Presley’s music to the attention of her friend, Miranda Lambert. The three artists began working together writing songs, which would later become Pistol Annies’ debut album Hell On Heels, released on August 23, 2011. The group spent much of the next two years touring North America and writing songs for their follow-up album. On May 7, 2013, Pistol Annies released their second album Annie Up. On June 17, 2013, the RIAA announced that the album and single for Hell on Heels had both sold in excess of 500,000 copies, giving Pistol Annies their first Gold Record.

On October 14, 2014 Presley released her debut solo album, American Middle Class.

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