Wednesday, May 31, 2023
– Miranda Lambert and soul singer Leon Bridges join forces to deliver a duet, with "If You Were Mine" set for release on June 6.
The collaboration produced by Jon Randall sees Lambert and Bridges celebrating the objects of their affection from a distance, contemplating how they would cherish and treasure their beloved if fate ever granted them the opportunity.
"I have been a big fan of Leon for a while because he is very authentic as an artist, and I love his music. I wrote this song with Ashley Monroe and Jesse Frasure, specifically with Leon in mind," said Lambert. "Since we are both from Texas, we threw in a few Texas references, of course – the Frio River being one. When we finished this song, we sent it to Leon in hopes that he would want to collaborate ,and we were so glad that he said yes. I have really enjoyed getting to know him and I'm happy to have him as a new friend."
"I was humbled to have Miranda ask if I'd join her on this beautiful duet she wrote," said Bridges. "Getting in the studio with her in Nashville to sing this song together was magic. There's nothing better than two Texans on one mic."
The release is the first new music from Lambert, who has recently teased "some fun collaborations up my sleeve," since her GRAMMY-nominated album, "Palomino." Lambert subsequently left Sony Music Nashville with no announcement of having signed another record deal.
Lambert also published "Y'all Eat Yet?," weaving in food and her story.
Bridges is currently in the studio working on his fourth LP for Columbia Records while touring throughout the summer and fall.