Hashville Skyline: How Did Weed and Country Music Get So Cozy?

If you hear a song called “Hush Hush” on country radio this spring, you might not catch every word, but you’ll likely get the drift. As the lead single from Annie Up, the new record from Nashville super girl group, Pistol Annies, the track orbits a jaw-clenched family Christmas dinner where everyone’s trying to pretend like they don’t know the brother just got out of rehab for alcoholismthe sugar-coated pretty little secret eating everybody alive.” The Annies—Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley—trade off vocals, all singing as a had-it-up-to-here sister, but it’s on Monroe’s verse that stuff gets real:

So I snuck out behind the red barn
And I took myself a toke
Since everybody here hates everybody here
Hell, I might as well be the joke
I’m gonna dance up on the table
Singing “This Little Light of Mine”

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