Thursday, March 4, 2021
– Miranda Lambert announced today a new album, but this is not a solo gig. Suprisingly, the singer teamed up with fellow artists Jack Ingram and Jon Randall for "The Marfa Tapes," which drops on May 7.
Lambert said on Instagram, "Announcing The Marfa Tapes. A project by @jackingram, @jonrandallmusic and me. Recorded in Marfa, TX. They're raw. You can hear the wind blowing, the cows mooing... We wanted you to feel like you were right there with us, sitting around the campfire, escaping the world, disappearing into the music. First song, "In His Arms," out at Midnight ET tonight. Album out May 7."
Ingram, a Texas artist, has enjoyed a long career as a singer. Randall began his career as a singer, but morphed into songwriting.
Randall wrote Lambert's hit song, "Tin Man." Between 1995 and 2005 Randall released four solo albums, "What You Don't Know," "Cold Coffee Morning," "Willin'" and Walking Among the Living."
Randall produced Ingram's last two albums, "Midnight Motel" (2016) and "Ridin' High...Again" (2019). He also produced Parker McCollum's EP, "Hollywood Gold," last year.
As a songwriter, Randall penned "Whiskey Lullaby" recorded by Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss and also had cuts with Reba McEntire, Emmylou Harris, Maren Morris, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Kip Moore, Brad Paisley, Scotty McCreery, Guy Clark, Little Big Town, Gary Allen and Travis Denning.
Lambert announced just yesterday that she was releasing a song, "Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)," with Elle King, with whom she has toured. King penned the song with Martin Johnson, who also produced.