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Lambert rides "Palomino"

Thursday, March 10, 2022 – Fresh off her win as ACM Entertainer of the Year, Miranda Lambert announced today she would release "Palomino," on April 29.

The collection contains 15 songs, 14 of which Lambert helped write. The song "Strange" is already out. Co-producer Luke Dick hand a hand in nine of the songs, and fellow co-producer Jon Randall contributed to six songs. Lambert also produced the release. Fellow singer Natalie Hemby was a key songwriter on the project. Three songs were rerecorded by Lambert from "The Marfa Tapes" recordings she did with Jack Ingram and Randall. Here, Lambert utilized a full band.

"The making of this record has been one of the most fun and creative experiences of my career," reflects the woman who holds the title of most-awarded artist in ACM history. "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."

The B-52s are featured on "Music City Queen."

"Unthinkable things coming together," Lambert said. "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 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."

Lambert recorded with a core band of drummer Fred Eltringham, bass/keyboardist Ian Fitchuk and guitarist Rob McNelley.

"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," said Lambert. "'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."

When Dick suggested Mick Jagger's "Wandering Spirit," Lambert decided to enlist Sarah Buxton and The McCrary Sisters, known for their work with Bob Dylan. The song has a downhome gospel vibe on the only outside song on the disc.

The track listing is:
1. Actin' Up (Miranda Lambert, Luke Dick, Jon Randall)
2. Scenes (Miranda Lambert, Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby)
3. In His Arms (Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, Jon Randall)
4. Geraldene (Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, Jon Randall)
5. Tourist (Miranda Lambert, Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby)
6. Music City Queen featuring The B-52's (Miranda Lambert, Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby)
7. Strange (Miranda Lambert, Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby)
8. Wandering Spirit (Mick Jagger, James Rippeto)
9. I'll Be Lovin' You (Miranda Lambert, Luke Dick, Jon Randall)
10. That's What Makes the Jukebox Play (Miranda Lambert, Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby)
11. Country Money (Miranda Lambert, Aaron Raitiere, Mikey Reaves)
If I Was a Cowboy (Miranda Lambert, Jesse Frasure)
13. Waxahachie (Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, Jon Randall)
Pursuit of Happiness (Miranda Lambert, Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby)
15. Carousel (Miranda Lambert, Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby)

Mikey Reaves helped produce "Country Money."

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