The long-rumored Pistol Annies reunion may be no nearer to finalization, but two of the trio’s members did reunite onstage Thursday night in Knoxville, Tennessee: Ashley Monroe and Miranda Lambert, in town for her Livin’ Like Hippies Tour, to sing “Heart Like Mine.”
“We should start a ‘we need beer’ campaign,” Lambert yells to the crowd, before hoisting up her pink mug and proclaiming, “I’m gonna have one for all of ya.” The toast was met with a rowdy applause, but there was an even bigger reaction when Lambert introduced her “best friend” Ashley Monroe.
Lambert and Monroe have a historical past with this particular “drinkin’ song, as they wrote “Heart Like Mine” together with Travis Howard for Lambert’s 2009 Revolution LP. Monroe’s time on stage was brief – but they tore through this misbehaving rabble-rouser, trading verses and soaring with each other on the choruses.
Monroe recently released “Hands on You,” the first single from her upcoming third LP, Sparrow, which was produced by Dave Cobb.