OFFSTAGE: Miranda Lambert: No Waiting on “Baggage Claim”‘

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When Miranda Lambert announced the release date of her next album, Four the Record, recently on Good Morning America, she seemed so relieved to finally be able to talk about it. And I’ll bet that’s how she feels now, too, since she has started performing one of the new songs off that album. At a recent concert in Simpsonville, S.C., she sang “Baggage Claim,” which can really only be described as a classic Lambert song about how she’s been dragging his ego, and “When you hit the ground, check the lost and found/’Cause it ain’t my problem now.” Then there’s a perfect-because-it’s-true line that says, “Behind every woman scorned is a man who made her that way.” Amen, sister. In a recent radio interview, Lambert talked about how hard she’d worked on this album. “I was in the week after we got married. We had a week off, and then I went straight into the studio that Sunday, Monday morning through Friday night. I was there from like 10 until midnight every day,” she said. No word on what new husband Blake Shelton thinks of his bride’s workaholic ways.

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