Whiskey Riff Song Of The Week: “Cheyenne” By Pistol Annies

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Happy Monday, y’all.

Today for the Song of the Week, we have a tune called “Cheyenne” by Pistol Annies.

From their 2018 third studio album Interstate Gospel, the song is a solo write by front lady Miranda Lambert. And what I love so much about it is I think that every women can relate deeply to both women in this song.

If you’ve ever had your heart broken, then you know that you either bounce back and chase love with your heart on your shoulder, or, like Cheyenne, you put up walls and seek out love on your on terms with a chip on your shoulder.

Miranda says she wants to be both women in this scenario:

“I feel like, the woman who wants to be as free as Cheyenne and Cheyenne feeling like, that she can be whatever she wants to be but there’s a loneliness and sadness to her.

I think that’s in all of us. I feel like we captured the feeling of both of those women from our three perspectives. I wanna be both.”

Her bandmate Ashley Monroe added that if you dig a little bit deeper, you’ll see that Cheyenne probably went through hell in order to become so cold:

“Somebody who’s sensitive and gets their heart broke easily would wanna be like, man I wish I could be cold, like I could be like that girl. Just break everybody’s heart and not care.

But then when you really get to see Cheyenne, you’re probably like, oh, there’s probably a reason why she had to get so cold, you know?

I think that it’s kind of a complex song when you dig in, because there are all different kind of reasons why everybody’s doing what they are.”

It’s one of my favorite Pistol Annies songs, and though darker than a lot of their more light-hearted and funny tracks, will hit you where it hurts.

And it goes really well with a cold beer in a dark room if you really want the full sad country song experience:

Here’s them talking a little more about it:

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