Miranda Lambert is already performing songs from her forthcoming new album live and fans are loving what they hear!
The country superstar and reigning ACM Entertainer Of The Year debuted a brand-new song called “Actin’ Up” during her headlining performance at Country 2 Country (C2C) Festival in London on Thursday, March 10.
“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 / I’m actin’ up,” Lambert sings on the unreleased track’s chorus.
Co-written by Lambert alongside Luke Dick and frequent collaborator Jon Randall, “Actin’ Up” will appear on the Texas native’s eighth studio album, Palomino.
Miranda Lambert Is Gearing Up To Release Her New Album, Palomino, Later This Spring
Arriving on April 29, Palomino will feature 15-tracks, including her current single, “If I Was A Cowboy,” and the newly released “Strange.” The album will also feature a cover of Mick Jagger’s “Wandering Spirit,” the title track from Jagger’s 1993 solo album of the same name, as well as three songs from Lambert, Jon Randall and Jack Ingram’s collaborative project, The Marfa Tapes.
“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.”
“Music City Queen” is the only collaboration on the highly-anticipated album, which features new wave group, The B-52s.
“Unthinkable things coming together,” the superstar acknowledges. “When Natalie, who is such a badass 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.”
According to a press release, the record will “explore the world and the people in it, seeking beauty and adventure all around.”
Palomino follows Lambert’s GRAMMY-winning album, Wildcard and her two collaborative projects, The Marfa Tapes and Pistol Annie’s Christmas album, Hell Of A Holiday.
Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town are set to hit the road later this year on the second leg of The Bandwagon Tour, a joint tour produced by Live Nation, featuring The Cadillac Three as support on all dates and visiting 15 cities beginning Friday, May 6 in Houston, Texas.