Angaleena Presley shared the news of her pregnancy from the stage this past Saturday with the help of The Pistol Annies band mates, Miranda Lambert and Ashley Monroe.
Lambert invited the Bandwagon Tour’s surprise guests, Presley and Monroe, on stage to perform, but before they dropped a note Miranda said, “Since we’re at a hometown show and both of them are married to Texans, we wanted to share some big news with you. See, one of us is drinking, one of us is smoking and one of us is not taking our pill! Holler Annie’s having a baby, everybody!”
Lambert motioned to Presley, who made a growing baby bump very obvious as the crowd erupted in cheers and applause.
When I turned 40 my husband and I decided to put the decision to have a baby in the hands of fate. A year and a half after we ‘stopped being careful’ we were blessed with two pink lines. To say the least, we were both shocked and overjoyed. As an outspoken, female artist, I feel like this is just one more thing that I’m meant to take on in this life. I’m ready to rock being an older mom. I have an 11-year-old son who’s so excited to be a big brother. A long time ago, Lori Mckenna, one of my favorite artist/songwriter moms, told me it would be easier to have another one when my first one was old enough to babysit. I guess I took that to heart,” says Angaleena.
This is Angaleena’s second child, but her first with husband Jordan Powell, whom she married in 2012. She has a son named Jed from a previous relationship.
My husband and I are thrilled to be taking this journey together. That said, he’s in training to NOT feed the baby any Texas BBQ until it’s safe. I’m currently 16 weeks and due in January. Stay tuned for boy/girl news!”
Angaleena has been busy over the past several months finishing a new Pistol Annies’ album, while she continues to work on solo material to follow the “heroic” (NPR, Ken Tucker) Wrangled (2017) and “astonishing” (Cuepoint, Robert Christgau) American Middle Class (2014). She travels to the UK in September to perform in London and at The Long Road Festival.