By Annie Reuter
Miranda Lambert knows how to treat her fans. Earlier this month, she announced her Platinum Across America Tour where fans got the chance to meet the singer and preview her fifth studio album Platinum. Those who didn’t win a spot on the seven-city tour can preview eight of the tracks from the album via Lambert’s website and CMT.
The eight tracks include the edgy “Little Red Wagon” and nostalgic “Smokin’ and Drinkin'” which features Little Big Town. Other highlights include the twangy “Old Sh!t” and “Another Sunday in the South,” the latter which was written with fellow Pistol Annies member Ashley Monroe.
Lambert wrote eight of the 16 songs on Platinum herself. She enlisted several friends throughout the album including Carrie Underwood, who guests on “Somethin’ Bad,” a duet penned by Chris DeStefano, Priscilla Renea and Brett James, as well as the Time Jumpers, a Nashville Western swing ensemble which includes Vince Gill and Paul Franklin, who assist on “All That’s Left.”
For Platinum, which is due out on June 3, Lambert said she wanted to take her time in the writing and recording process.
“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.’”