Miranda Lambert will release her new album, Platinum, on June 3. The title is not only a song on the project, but also represents a way of life for Miranda. “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.”
Miranda wrote eight of the album’s 16 tracks and describes it as a one complete photograph. “All 16 songs together make up a picture, and without one of those songs, it just looks like abstract art,” she said. “I wanted it to be perfect; I wanted it to matter.
“There’s humor on this album, and nostalgia, and it’s feminine,” she continued. “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.”
“Platinum is Miranda’s best album yet!” Sony Nashville Chairman/CEO Gary Overton said. “When the album was finished, she asked us to live with the new music for several weeks before we started talking about single choices, marketing ideas, etc. She knew how special this album is and wanted us to ‘hear’ it like she did. All we could say was ‘Wow!’”
The album’s first single, “Automatic,” was Miranda’s highest-charting first week at radio, debuting at No. 35 and No. 26 respectively on the Country Aircheck and Billboard country airplay charts. The song is currently in the Top 20 and climbing. Miranda will perform “Automatic” live during the ACM Awards which will air on CBS Sunday, April 6 at 8/7c. She is up for seven ACM Awards, including Female Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year.