Lambert Readies Album Launch

For Miranda Lambert fans, the two year wait since her last solo outing is almost over. The feisty CMA Female Vocalist of the Year will take the wraps off her new collection Four The Record Nov. 1. The new 14-track set includes the self-penned Lambert songs “Safe,” and “Dear Diamond,” two songs that paint a portrait of both sides of the relationship spectrum. She covers the Gillian Welch & David Rawlings song “Look At Miss Ohio,” and the album closes with the ethereal “Oklahoma Sky,” written for Miranda by singer-songwriter friend Allison Moorer.

Before the official release, five tracks from the album will be “leaked” beginning Oct. 24 and a new track will premiere each day. Fans can click HERE to find info about how to listen to the music. After listening to each song there will be a QR code to unlock and collect an exclusive Miranda Lambert badge. Those collecting all five badges will be eligible to enter for a flyaway trip to meet Miranda and see her in concert.

Lambert’s launch week will kick off with a performance of “Baggage Claim” on The Today Show. On Wednesday, Nov. 2, she will appear on Live With Regis & Kelly where she will be interviewed and also perform the song. Miranda will also appear on the cover of the current issues of Billboard Magazine and Ladies Home Journal.

A Limited Deluxe Edition version of the album that includes a bonus song and a DVD featuring Miranda sharing stories behind each song will also be released.

Miranda will perform on the 45th Annual CMA Awards on Wed., Nov. 9. She is nominated in the Female Vocalist and Musical Event categories. Last August the newly married Texas-born singer songwriter released a unique album with trio Pistol Annies. Titled Hell on Wheels, the disc was only available in digital format and sold almost 42,000 units.

 

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