Miranda Lambert’s Next Album is Finished and It’s Different Than Anything She’s Ever Done
Lambert says her new project has a “vibe.”
Miranda Lambert; Photo Courtesy CMA
Fans hoping to get their hands on a new album from Miranda Lambert will soon have their wish.
In a recent interview with Billboard, the superstar revealed that the album is complete and that it will include her latest single, ‘If I Was A Cowboy.”
“We are finished and now we’re just tying the bows on all that stuff. I really got to hone in on this project because we wrote most of it in 2020,” she told the publication, also revealing that the majority of the songs were written at her Tennessee farm. “There are very few writers on this project. ‘Cowboy’ is the first peek of that. I think that was the last one I wrote for this project and the first one we released. [The album] has a vibe and it’s different than I’ve ever done, but it’s obviously still me. When I sing, it’s straight-up country, no matter which way I twist it. But yeah, it’s got a bit of a thing to it, that’s all I’ll say.”
The yet-to-be-named project will serve as the follow-up to the Texas native’s 2021 release, The Marfa Tapes, with Jon Randall and Jack Ingram. As far as solo projects go, the new album follows 2019’s Wildcard.
Lambert will soon hit the road on The Bandwagon Tour with Little Big Town. After collaborating with the quartet on her 2015 single, “Smoking’ and Drinkin’, Lambert teased that they just might have to team up once again.
“I was thinking about another version of some of the songs [on the album], because I’ve turned it into the label already,” Lambert said. “But I’m kind of on this vibe of whatever comes along, let’s try it. Since I’m going out on The Bandwagon Tour with Little Big Town, I’m hoping there may be a crossover at some point of getting them on a song or two.”
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.