ACM Entertainer of the Year Continues to Release New Music
off Forthcoming Album, Palomino, Set for Release 29th April
As her GRAMMY-nominated Elle King collaboration “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” hits Top 3 at US Country radio and “If I Was A Cowboy” continues to climb the Top 20, reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Miranda Lambert reveals even more music off her forthcoming eighth studio album with today’s release of “Actin’ Up.” The cheeky mid-tempo anthem serves as the opening track on Palomino, set for release 29th April.
Listen to “Actin’ Up” HERE.
With the progressive 15-song album, her first solo project since 2019’s GRAMMY-winning Wildcard (despite a busy interim that included releasing the GRAMMY-nominated collaborative project The Marfa Tapes as well as the Pistol Annies’ celebratory Hell of a Holiday), Lambert has crafted a record that explores the world and the people in it, seeking beauty and adventure all around. Yet even with primarily fictional characters leading the way, the Texan’s own identity emerges lyrically in the second verse of the lead track, out now: I got my own kind of country / Kind of funky.
That signature style will be on full display later this year, when the woman celebrated as “one of this century’s best artists… deeply unafraid to follow her own rules, co-write almost all her own songs, and (lyrically) burn down the occasional house or two” in Rolling Stone’s “The RS Interview,” on stands in the current April issue, heads to Las Vegas for her “Velvet Rodeo.” Tickets to the 24-date Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino residency beginning this September go on sale to the general public today at 10 am PT/6pm UK via Ticketmaster.com/MirandaVegas.
“Velvet Rodeo,” like Palomino itself, earns its name from the chorus of today’s release, penned by Lambert together with her co-producers on the album, Luke Dick and Jon Randall:
I want a sunset ride
A velvet rodeo
A Colorado high
A California glow
I want to see the desert
From a painted palomino
Señorita need to have a little fun
I’m actin’ up
In addition to her Las Vegas residency, fans can also hear the new music live when Lambert joins forces with Little Big Town to co-headline this spring’s US The Bandwagon Tour, a joint outing produced by Live Nation, featuring The Cadillac Three as support on all dates and visiting 15 cities beginning Friday, 6th May in Houston, Texas.
Palomino Track Listing
(songwriters in parentheses; liner notes available for download HERE)
- Actin’ Up (Miranda Lambert, Luke Dick, Jon Randall)
- Scenes (Miranda Lambert, Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby)
- In His Arms (Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, Jon Randall)
- Geraldene (Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, Jon Randall)
- Tourist (Miranda Lambert, Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby)
- Music City Queen feat. The B-52s (Miranda Lambert, Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby)
- Strange (Miranda Lambert, Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby)
- Wandering Spirit (Mick Jagger, James Rippeto)
- I’ll Be Lovin’ You (Miranda Lambert, Luke Dick, Jon Randall)
- That’s What Makes the Jukebox Play (Miranda Lambert, Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby)
- Country Money (Miranda Lambert, Aaron Raitiere, Mikey Reaves)
- If I Was a Cowboy (Miranda Lambert, Jesse Frasure)
- Waxahachie (Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, Jon Randall)
- Pursuit of Happiness (Miranda Lambert, Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby)
- Carousel (Miranda Lambert, Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby)
Produced by Jon Randall, Luke Dick and Miranda Lambert
Additional Production by Mikey Reaves on “Country Money”
“Miranda Lambert: Velvet Rodeo The Las Vegas Residency” Dates
September 2022: 23, 24, 28, 30
October 2022: 1, 5, 7, 8
November 2022: 26, 27, 30
December 2022: 3, 4, 8, 10, 11
March 2023: 24, 25, 30
April 2023: 1, 2, 6, 8, 9
About Miranda Lambert
Set for release 29th April, Palomino, the eighth studio album from superstar Miranda Lambert, is the latest installment in a storied career that has spanned seven consecutive No. 1 albums, seven No. 1 hit radio singles, more than 70 prestigious awards and countless sales certifications, earning the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year praise from NPR as “the most riveting country star of her generation.”
Following 2019’s critically acclaimed release of her seventh consecutive No. 1 album, Wildcard, the Texas native ushered in her next musical era with the recent release of current single “If I Was a Cowboy,” while also adding her voice to Netflix’s new season of Queer Eye with inclusive anthem “Y’all Means All.” She is set to hit the road on The Bandwagon Tour with Little Big Town this spring.
In addition to Wildcard, the celebrated singer/songwriter’s lauded discography includes The Weight of These Wings (2016), Platinum (2014), Four The Record (2011), Revolution (2009), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2007) and Kerosene (2005). She has also released three albums with her trio, the Pistol Annies, as well as 2021’s GRAMMY-nominated The Marfa Tapes, a critically acclaimed, raw and intimate recording with collaborators Jack Ingram and Jon Randall.
The most decorated artist in the history of the Academy of Country Music, Lambert has earned 37 ACM Awards (including the current ACM Entertainer of the Year title and a record-setting nine consecutive Female Artist of the Year Awards), 14 CMA Awards, three GRAMMY Awards, the Nashville Symphony Harmony Award, ACM Gene Weed Milestone Award and ACM Song of the Decade Award, plus was named 2019’s RIAA Artist of the Year. She is the youngest artist ever to serve as the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum’s Artist in Residence, joining a legendary list of predecessors including Kris Kristofferson, Guy Clark, Tom T. Hall, Jerry Douglas and more.
Her clothing and cowboy boot collection, Idyllwind, is a private-label brand sold at all Boot Barn stores nationwide. For more information, visit www.idyllwind.com.
Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit has raised over $6 million since its inception in 2009. The Foundation’s mission is to promote the adoption of rescue pets, support animal shelters across the country, advance spay & neuter and assist with the transport of animals during times of natural disaster. For more information, visit www.muttnation.com.