by Angaleena Presley


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From a certain angle, it might seem that Angaleena Presley has reigned in her ambition on her second album, Wrangled. Where her 2014 debut, American Middle Class, tackled precisely what its title promised, Wrangled seems like nothing more than a collection of songs. A closer listen reveals how Presley ties together stories and character portraits of women battling the currents of contemporary society. Presley doesn't push the point, but as the tales of dashed dreams, teen pregnancy, outlaws, and good girls pile up, it's clear she's charting the many ways society throws up roadblocks at females of all ages. She'll fight back -- "Country," with a head-spinning verse from rapper Yelawolf, pushes against the conservatism of country radio -- but she can also twist the knife with a smile ("Bless My Heart") and achieves an aching sincerity with her slower songs. Presley deliberately evokes older country rebels -- she co-writes with both Guy Clark and Wanda Jackson and offers a salute to the late Merle Haggard with "Mama I Tried" -- but she's not a retro act, no matter what the record's clever throwback cover may suggest. She may emphasize her ties to the past but she's intent on expanding the tradition, turning country music into a bolder, more inclusive place, and that desire is what makes Wrangled such a compelling album.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/21/2017
Label: Mining Light
UPC: 0752830537309
catalogNumber: 1

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Angaleena Presley   Primary Artist,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,Foot Stomping,Toy Piano
Guy Clark   Recitation
Shawn Camp   Acoustic Guitar,Mandola
Jack Ingram   Background Vocals
Russ Pahl   Banjo,Steel Guitar
Glenn Worf   Bass,Hand Clapping,Upright Bass
Craig Wright   Percussion,Drums,Hand Clapping,Finger Snapping
Keith Gattis   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Piano,Electric Guitar,Baritone,Hand Clapping,Wurlitzer,Guitar (Baritone)
Oran Thornton   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Electric Guitar,Hammond Organ,Background Vocals,Xylophone,Baritone,Hand Clapping,Mellotron,Foot Stomping,Finger Snapping,Resonator,Guitar (Resonator)
Fred Eltringham   Percussion,Drums,Hand Clapping
David Jacques   Bass,Hand Clapping
Miranda Lambert   Background Vocals
Ashley Monroe   Background Vocals
Buckley Miller   Castanets
Heather Morgan   Background Vocals
Justin Francis   Hand Clapping,Foot Stomping
Morgane Stapleton   Background Vocals
Charlie Pierce   Hand Clapping,Laughs
Chandler Thornton   Hand Clapping
Bradley Thornton   Hand Clapping
Layne Thornton   Hand Clapping
Walker County   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Guy Clark   Composer
Wanda Jackson   Composer
Trevor Thornton   Composer
Oran Thornton   Composer,Producer
Ian Fitchuk   Composer
Miranda Lambert   Composer
Ashley Monroe   Composer
Vanessa Olivarez   Composer
Buckley Miller   Engineer
Chris Stapleton   Composer
Sophie Walker   Composer
Angaleena Presley   Composer,Producer
Michael Atha   Composer
Jordan Powell   Engineer
Keith Brogdon   Artwork
Ivy Walker   Composer

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