June 3

Pistol Annies’ “Got My Name Changed Back” is the Modern Divorce Anthem


We’ve all been through a bad break up one way or another. The feeling of loss about the invested time and emotion would surely take a toll on us. We often turn towards music, among other things, to cheer us up and distract us from the pain and the almost empty feeling.

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via Pistol Annies’ Official Facebook Page

The girls of Pistol Annies (composed of Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley), all know that feeling. What better way to pour your heart out than a song?

The song that they devised isn’t your typical song that would be played while you’re all in your lonesome state. This is a complete 180 view from the feelings of sadness and instead tries its best to see the good in the situation.

Pistol Annies’ New Divorce Anthem

The Pistol Annies’ latest album Interstate Gospel includes a number of playful songs – including their scathing lead single ‘Got My Name Changed Back,’ which detailed the absolute relief someone feels when a divorce is finally over and done with.

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via Pistol Annies’ Official Facebook Page

The honesty of country music has allowed the girls of Pistol Annies to be openly brutal about their feelings in their song ‘Got My Name Changed Back,’ and at the same time make light out of it.

The Annies themselves have explained their own definitions when explaining the song. Lambert, who had a very public divorce with fellow country star Blake Shelton, tweeted about the song saying that it is important to talk about heavy topics such as these with a hint of humor. She echoes the words of Monroe in a video explaining the song.

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via Pistol Annies’ Official Facebook Page

She also goes on and says that to her, the song is “celebrating, reclaiming part of yourself.”

Presley comments that she, too, likes to laugh. The song for her is like a point of laughter for her and, hopefully for others who are going through the same situation.

 “We wrote this song and I told them, ‘Man, there’s a lot of people going through divorces, and they can’t find the silver lining, and they’re going to be so happy when they hear this that they’ll wanna dance, maybe smile for the first time in a while.”

Watch the fun music video here!


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