Miranda Lambert: New Album Release Date Set

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Miranda Lambert announced that the release date for her new album Platinum has been set--and it features a duet with Carrie Underwood. June 3rd is the day fans can get their hands on Platinum--and they'll no doubt be marking that date on their calendars. It's been a whole two years and eight months since her last album release. Lambert, who is also part of the all girl country band the Pistol Annies extended her tour with the group in 2013, and she released an album with the trio last year, too. This meant she needed a bit more time to perfect her solo efforts.

"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 during a recent interview. "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."

Sources say this is Lambert's "most ambitious effort yet." Platinum will feature 16 songs--which is a lot for one album. Producers actually urged her to cut back on the number of tracks, but she bucked convention. A new single released from the upcoming album, called Automatic, soared to the top of the country charts following its release just three weeks ago.

Miranda's collaboration with Carrie Underwood is called Something Bad, but it's no doubt going to result in something very, very good for both singers. The two just happen to be at the top of the list of everyone's favorite female country music stars.

"We're really rocking in country music and we're coming together as a force," Lambert said of the collaboration. "To me, like, if you're sitting on the front row, you might want to scoot back. It's a force. It just feels exciting to me. I'm ready to rock."

Miranda was excited to share the release date and the cover of Platinum with her Twitter fans.

Blake Shelton is no doubt very proud of his wife, and manages to reference her on The Voice every time an opportunity presents itself. Platinum may just go platinum, and that will give Miranda Lambert and her hubby something very big to celebrate together.

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Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.