By Kevin Rutherford
June’s still a little ways off, but don’t tell Miranda Lambert. In advance of new album Platinum‘s June 3 release, the country star has revealed the track list for the record.
Platinum, Blake Shelton‘s beau’s fifth studio LP, is slated to include 16 total tracks, making the record Lambert’s longest in terms of overall songs. The album may not feature a featured spot from Shelton like 2011’s Four the Record, but it does have its share of guest spots, Country Weekly reports.
First there’s Carrie Underwood, who guests on “Somethin’ Bad,” a duet penned by Chris DeStefano, Priscilla Renea and Brett James, while the guys and gals of Little Big Town jump on “Smokin’ and Drinkin,'” which was written by Luke Laird and Shane McAnally, two of the driving forces behind Kacey Musgraves’ breakout Same Trailer Different Park, along with past Lambert collaborator Natalie Hemby. Finally, the Time Jumpers, a Nashville Western swing ensemble, throws some weight behind “All That’s Left.”
Lambert herself contributed songwriting credits to eight of the 16 songs, the highest percentage since she wrote 11 of the 15 tunes on 2009’s Revolution. Fellow Pistol Annie Ashley Monroe also contributed to two lyrics: “Holding On to You” and “Another Sunday in the South.”
First single “Automatic” dropped in February, currently having hit a peak of No. 13 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The Trey Fanjoy-directed video for the song hit YouTube March 25.
“From the day you kinda go I need to start looking for songs and writing songs, it feels like no matter how much time you have, you’re rushed,” Lambert said in an interview about Platinum. “And so I didn’t want to rush it at all. To me it’s all about timing and making sure that you can feel like you can finally sit there and go, ‘OK, the album’s done,’ and never have a moment where you go, ‘I wish we could change that or I wish we had a different song.’”
The announcement follows an important evening for the country singer at Sunday’s ACM Awards, during which she won female vocalist of the year, her fifth consecutive win in the category. She added victories for single of the year (“Mama’s Broken Heart”) and vocal event of the year for “We Were Us” with Keith Urban.