Newly crowned ACM Entertainer Of The Year Award winner Miranda Lambert is climbing the country airplay chart with her current single “If I Was A Cowboy”
Now Miranda as announced that her 8th studio album is on the way…
Palomino is set to be released on April 29th.
Miranda says, “The making of this record has been one of the most fun and creative experiences of my career.”
Miranda adds, “Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby, and I went out to my farm in Tennessee in 2020 and started writing songs. We figured while we have time let’s get out to the country and see what happens. The first one we wrote was ‘Tourist’ and that set us on a path to create something with a bit of a theme. Since we couldn’t travel at the time, we decided to go on a journey through songs. I hope y’all are ready to travel with us wandering spirits and meet some cool characters with great stories.”
On previous albums she has paired up on songs with Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, and Maren Morris…but Palomino features a musical guest that not many would have predicted seeing on a Miranda project…The B-52’s.
Miranda shares, “When Natalie, who is such a bad ass singer and the kind of person who raises the cool in every room, started singing ‘Rollin’ on the river…,’ we were all like, ‘What if The B-52s sing on this?’ They loved the song. They Zoomed in with Luke and Jon (Randall) and sang their part, which gives me so much joy. I missed their Zoom, ‘cause I was on a plane; but to ZOOM The B-52s into your record? Yes, please.”
The 15-track album also features some songs that Miranda, Jon Randall and Jack Ingram had on their ACM Nominated Album Of The Year, The Marfa Tapes.
Miranda explains why she brought over 3 songs to Palomino from The Marfa Tapes, “I love everything about Marfa: some friends around a campfire, no fixes, no protocols, no filters. It was raw and real, and I wanted to take some of that with me. ‘In His Arms,’ ‘Waxahachie’ and ‘Geraldene’ got to go on this journey with us, cutting them with a full band – and usually the public doesn’t get to hear that part, which I’m really excited about.”
Miranda Lambert is giving fans another song from the upcoming project to preview – “Strange” is out now, with the album Palomino arriving April 29th.
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