Miranda Lambert will release a new album titled Platinum on June 3. Its lead single, “Automatic,” is currently climbing the country chart.
“Platinum is my hair color and my wedding ring and the color of my Airstream and the name of one of my favorite beers,” she said. “It’s about a lifestyle.”
Lambert wrote eight of the album’s 16 songs, including “Automatic,” which she composed with Nicole Galyon and Natalie Hemby.
“All 16 songs together make up a picture, and without one of those songs, it just looks like abstract art. I wanted it to be perfect. I wanted it to matter,” she said.
“There’s humor on this album and nostalgia, and it’s feminine,” she added. “There’s girl power, not in the ’I’m gonna burn your house down and kill you,’ but more where I am as a 30-year-old woman and wife. I’m more settled in life, embracing the good and the bad, and that’s all reflected on Platinum. I still blaze around — but in a less chaotic way.”
Lambert will perform “Automatic” on the ACM Awards on April 6. She is nominated in the entertainer of the year and female vocalist categories, while “Mama’s Broken Heart” will compete in the single and song categories. She is nominated twice in the vocal event category — for her appearance on Blake Shelton’s “Boys ’Round Here” (as part of Pistol Annies) as well as Keith Urban’s “We Were Us.”
As previously announced, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will display many of Lambert’s personal items in a new exhibit that opens May 16.