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Miranda Lambert: ‘Palomino’ – Album Review

Miranda Lambert’s brand new album, Palomino is out now, April 29th on all streaming platforms. Take a listen and read our full review below.

Out today, April 29, Miranda Lambert’s Palomino is a welcomed breath of fresh air. The fifteen track collection shows Lambert doing what she does best. She’s authentically herself, exploring different sounds and topics in a way that never feels fraudulent or forced. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Here, she co-wrote all but one track, enlisting frequent collaborators including Luke Dick, Jon Randall, and Natalie Hemby to take listeners on a uniquely magical journey. 

On her eighth studio album, the singer-songwriter is fully in her element. The album is definitely more of the rootsy, no-frills Lambert that was evidenced on 2021’s The Marfa Tapes, as opposed to the glitz and glamor from the days of “Little Red Wagon.” Palomino is a mature and cohesive offering, sure to delight fans and non-fans alike.

“The making of this record has been one of the most fun and creative experiences of my career,” reflects Lambert in a statement. “…The first one we wrote was ‘Tourist’ and that set us on a path to create something with a bit of a theme. Since we couldn’t travel at the time, we decided to go on a journey through songs… I hope y’all are ready to travel with us wandering spirits and meet some cool characters with great stories.”

On that inspired track, Lambert takes on the role of the tourist, wandering aimlessly with no place to go. “I’m just a tourist // I don’t know where I belong // It might sound foolish // Yeah, but nowhere feels like home // So I roam from town to town // Taking snapshots of the world // And I laugh away the lonely // And give a local bar a whirl // And I wanna see it all so I keep movin’ // I’m just a tourist.”

Throughout Palomino, listeners will meet an array of characters, including “Geraldene” on the earwormy song of the same name, one of the album’s surefire hits. “Music City Queen” features the B-52s and introduces listeners to another array of unique souls, punctuated by a recognizable piano solo. Likewise, despite being the sole song on the album not written by Lambert, the Mick Jagger cover of “Wandering Spirit” is a clear standout coming right at the album’s midpoint. Joined by the McCrary Sisters, Lambert explores Gospel-twinged country, her wandering spirit seemingly inspired by something divine.

The twangy “Scenes” is the perfect example of the premise of the album, Lambert doing “anything to forget about you.” She’s moving from scene to scene here, meeting the likes of Dwayne and Katie with a K, as she tries to ban an ex from her memory. Meanwhile, the twangy “I’ll Be Loving You” finds Lambert admitting that “I’ll be loving you, No matter where I roam.”

Interestingly, “In His Arms,” “Geraldene,” and “Waxahachie” all make second, slightly updated appearances, after originally being released on the aforementioned Marfa Tapes record. Yet, they fit in perfectly here. 

While Lambert takes sonic and lyrical risks on Palomino, she never strays too far from what has endeared her to the country genre since the earliest days of her career. This is evidenced on tracks such as the feisty “Actin’ Up,” the tongue-in-cheek “Country Money,” and nostalgic “If I Was a Cowboy.” Another highlight is “That’s What Makes the Jukebox Play,” finding the singer-songwriter in the narrator role as she observes the goings-on in a bar, and how they inspire the music found in a jukebox. It’s a poignant and moving take that can’t be ignored.

The album ends on a magical moment, with the ethereal and sparse “Carousel,” finding Lambert grappling with the fact that all good things must end. “Every show must end // Every circus leaves town // You don’t know the magic’s gone // Until the lights go down.”

Miranda Lambert’s Palomino is a concise and compelling piece of art, finding the Texan songstress experimenting with new sounds and coloring outside the musical lines as she takes listeners on a journey. Lambert has always excelled at being a bit of a rebel, and she does it here, but in the best way possible. She isn’t chasing trends or hits, but remaining true to her musical passions and desires. 

Palomino Track List

  1. “Actin’ Up” (Miranda Lambert, Luke Dick, Jon Randall)
  2. “Scenes” (Miranda Lambert, Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby)
  3. “In His Arms” (Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, Jon Randall)
  4. “Geraldene” (Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, Jon Randall)
  5. “Tourist” (Miranda Lambert, Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby)
  6. “Music City Queen” feat. The B-52’s (Miranda Lambert, Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby)
  7. “Strange” (Miranda Lambert, Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby)
  8. “Wandering Spirit” (Mick Jagger, James Rippeto)
  9. “I’ll Be Lovin’ You” (Miranda Lambert, Luke Dick, Jon Randall)
  10. “That’s What Makes the Jukebox Play” (Miranda Lambert, Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby)
  11. “Country Money” (Miranda Lambert, Aaron Raitiere, Mikey Reaves)
  12. “If I Was a Cowboy” (Miranda Lambert, Jesse Frasure)
  13. “Waxahachie” (Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, Jon Randall)
  14. “Pursuit of Happiness” (Miranda Lambert, Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby)
  15. “Carousel” (Miranda Lambert, Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby)
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Miranda Lambert’s new album ‘Palomino’ is out now.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news and announcements about future Miranda Lambert releases.

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Palomino is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Elle King & Miranda Lambert’s “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” Is #1

Elle King and Miranda Lambert’s duet “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home),” officially goes number one at country radio this week. Check out the #1 song here…

Just under a year ago, an unexpected pairing took to the stage at the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards. The duo was none other than Elle King and Miranda Lambert. The dynamic entertainers burst onto the stage with their new song, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home).” The song quickly became a hit with fans, and radio caught on quickly. This week, the single is the number one song at country radio.

The platinum-selling single is arguably one of the best country music collaborations to date. “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home” showcases the incredible voices, sass, and intellect that both King and Lambert possess. The duet partners even took home the coveted ACM award for Video of the Year last month. We can only hope that King and Lambert continue to make music together going forward.

“So bartender, take my keys // What do you want from me? // Baby, I’m drunk, and I don’t wanna go home // Not staying in to fight // I’m staying out all night// Baby, I’m drunk, and I don’t wanna go home”

Congrats to King and Lambert on an incredible feat. “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) definitely deserved to snag the number one spot on the country charts this week!

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“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Miranda Lambert Drops New Song “Actin’ Up” Ahead of Album

Miranda Lambert’s latest new song, “Actin’ Up,” is out now, April 8th, on all streaming platforms. Listen to the brand new song below.

Miranda Lambert and her fans have had a lot to be excited about recently. In the past month, the singer-songwriter from Texas picked up her first Entertainer of the Year award at the ACMs, announced her upcoming project Palomino, and her ‘Velvet Rodeo’ residency at the Zappos Theater in Las Vegas. Today (April 8), she debuted a brand-new track off Palomino, “Actin’ Up.”

Written with Luke Dick and her good friend and collaborator, Jon Randall, Lambert describes her lifestyle in this sassy and self-confident southern rock anthem. Although this behavior might cause one to think she’s “acting up” or out of character, she explains her true passions and dreams. Lambert references several pop-culture icons including Elvis Presley, Tiger Woods, Billy Idol, and Will Ferrell’s movie character, Ricky Bobby from Talladega Nights. Sonically, this song has a nice rhythm and flow to it, and mixed with the fun and clever wordplay, it is a very catchy tune. 

“I want a sunset ride // A velvet rodeo // A Colorado high // A California glow // I want to see the desert // From a painted palomino // Senorita need to have a little fun // I’m actin’ up”

“Actin’ Up” is the third song released on Palomina so far; “Strange” came out on March 15 and her radio single, “If I Was A Cowboy,” currently sits at number seventeen on the charts. Her collaboration with Elle King, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” is in the number three spot.  

Lambert will be on the road this summer with Little Big Town on their Bandwagon Tour starting in May. The tour hits the Tri-State Area June 9-11 at Jones Beach Theater, PNC Bank Arts Center, and BB&T Pavilion, respectively. Her Las Vegas residency begins in September and will run for 24-shows until April 29, 2023. For tickets, head to her website. 

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Miranda Lambert’s new song “Actin’ Up” is out now on all streaming platforms.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Miranda Lambert releases.

To keep up with Miranda Lambert, follow her on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

“Actin’ Up” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Miranda Lambert Announces New Album + Releases New Song

Superstar Miranda Lambert announced plans for a brand new album, Palomina and dropped a brand new song, “Strange.” Listen to the brand new song here & learn about the upcoming record.

Newly crowned ACM Awards Entertainer of the Year, Miranda Lambert has a lot to celebrate! On the heels of her win, the singer-songwriter announces her next studio album, Palomina. The new record is slated for release on April 29th. To celebrate the announcement, Lambert also dropped a brand new song, “Strange,” out now.

Fans can expect the record to encompass bits and pieces from her previous ones, as she yearns to explore the world and the people in it on Palomina. Utilizing intellectual and whimsical approaches, Lambert is sharing her perspective through song. “The making of this record has been one of the most fun and creative experiences of my career,” shared the songstress. “Since we couldn’t travel at the time, we decided to go on a journey through songs. I hope y’all are ready to travel with us wandering spirits and meet some cool characters with great stories.”

“Have a smoke, buy a round // Get on a jetliner going anywhere bound // Pick a string, sing the blues // Dance a hole in your shoes // Do anything to keep you sane // ‘Cause times like these make me feel strange // Times like these make me feel strange”

The new song, “Strange” gives us all a taste of that traveling-spirit. The song depicts what it’s like not to know what to do and the feeling of being a bit lost. Despite the somber nature of the theme, the song is both fun and creative. Palomina is looking like a record for the books. Check back here on April 29th for a full review of the new album.

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Miranda Lambert’s new album, ‘Palomino’ is due out April 29th

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Miranda Lambert releases.

To keep up with Miranda Lambert, follow her on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

“Strange” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Miranda Lambert’s ‘The Marfa Tapes’ Documentary Premieres January 20th

The record, The Marfa Tapes from Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, and Jon Randall is officially being made into a documentary. The project premieres on January 20th.

Last week, Paramount+ streaming platform announced the premiere of THE MARFA TAPES documentary. The exclusive documentary will feature a rare glimpse into the making of Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, and Jon Randall’s iconic record, The Marfa Tapes.

Fans can expect live performances by the trio, as well as, never-before-seen clips of the process that went into making the unique album. Marfa, Texas has remained one of the best-kept secrets for Lambert and her songwriting friends. This will be the first time fans get an inside look into the creative process. Check out a full review of the record here.

THE MARFA TAPES joins Paramount+’s slew of musical specials. This includes the recently released MADAME X, Kacey Musgraves’ STAR-CROSSED, OASIS KNEBWORTH 1996, and the upcoming Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett documentary.

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Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall’s “THE MARFA TAPES” to premiere Jan 20th exclusively on Paramount+

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, and Jon Randall releases.

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The Marfa Tapes is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town Reveal 2022 The Bandwagon Tour

Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town are hitting the road together again on the 2022 The Bandwagon Tour and they’re bringing along The Cadillac Three. Get all the dates and details below. 

Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town join forces to co-headline this spring’s The Bandwagon Tour, a reincarnation of 2018’s co-headlining run of the same name. 

The joint tour will include The Cadillac Three on all dates and hits 15 cities beginning Friday, May 6 in Houston, Texas.

Tickets toThe Bandwagon Tour’s opening night in Houston go on sale Friday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. local time, with all other dates of The Bandwagon Tour on sale Friday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. local time. Tickets are available at LiveNation.com. Check out the full list of dates below.

2022 THE BANDWAGON TOUR DATES:

Wednesday, April 27 *        Tuscaloosa Amphitheater  |  Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Thursday, April 28 *           FirstBank Amphitheater  |  Franklin, Tenn.
Friday, April 29 *#.             William Green Football Stadium  |  Johnson City, Tenn.
Friday, May 6 +                   Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman  |  Houston, Texas
Saturday, May 7                  Dos Equis Pavilion  |  Dallas, Texas
Sunday, May 8                     Walmart AMP  |  Rogers, Ark.
Thursday, May 12                Credit One Stadium  |  Charleston, S.C.
Friday, May 13                     MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre  |  Tampa, Fla.
Saturday, May 14                 iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre  |  West Palm Beach, Fla.
Friday, May 20                     Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre  |  St. Louis, Mo.
Saturday, May 21                 Ruoff Music Center  |  Noblesville, Ind.
Sunday, May 22                   Riverbend Music Center  |  Cincinnati, Ohio
Thursday, June 2                  Budweiser Stage  |  Toronto, Ont.
Friday, June 3                       DTE Energy Music Theatre  |  Detroit, Mich.
Saturday, June 4                   Blossom Music Center  |  Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Thursday, June 9                  Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater  |  Wantagh, N.Y.
Friday, June 10                     PNC Bank Arts Center  |  Holmdel, N.J.
Saturday, June 11                 BB&T Pavilion  |  Camden, N.J.
*   Miranda Lambert & The Cadillac Three only; not part of The Bandwagon Tour
+   on sale Friday, Jan 21. at 10 a.m. local time
#   on sale Friday, Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. local time

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The 55th Annual CMA Awards Recap ft. Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs & More

Here is the 55th Annual CMA Awards recap featuring big wins by country superstars Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs, and more.

 

The 55th Annual CMA Awards took place last night (November 10th), returning to its normal format: one venue, no masks, no social distancing, and most importantly, a live audience! Luke Bryan hosted the historic night from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.  Chris Stapleton took home four awards, winning Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year with Starting Over, and Single and Song of the Year for “Starting Over.” Luke Combs won the final and most prestigious award of the night, Entertainer of the Year, an iconic moment for the artist.

The show began with a medley of hits from Entertainer of the Year nominee, Miranda Lambert. She sang “Mama’s Broken Heart,” “Bluebird,” “Gunpowder & Lead,” and several other hits. The running joke of the night was that host, Bryan was incapable of hosting the show alone, even though he has performed in front of massive crowds, has hosted previously, and is on television every week on American Idol. Other artists felt the need to join in and assist the first-time CMA host. His fellow American Idol judges, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry even joined him to announc the first award of the night, Song of the Year, which Stapleton took home.

One of the best parts of these award shows are the electrifying collaborations that we would not see anywhere else. Chris Young and Kane Brown took to the stage together to sing “Famous Friends;” Breland and HARDY joined Dierks Bentley for a performance of their chart-climbing single, “Beers On Me;” Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde teamed up for their brand new song “Never Wanted To Be That Girl,” one of the highlights of the night, and Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood performed their number one song “If I Didn’t Love You.”

Early award announcements included Vocal Duo of the Year, which went to Brothers Osbourne, after a two-year run from Dan + Shay, who were also nominated. In a category that was stacked with talent, (HARDY, Mickey Guyton, Gabby Barrett, and Ingrid Andress) Jimmie Allen took home the New Artist of the Year award. Additionally, Old Dominion won the Vocal Group of the Year for the fourth straight year. They also performed their smash-hit “I Was On a Boat That Day” earlier in the show.

Although there were many standout moments throughout the night, there were a few that we loved the most. Some of our favorites include, Luke Combs debuting his brand new song “Doin’ This,” which is now available on all streaming platforms; Russell Dickerson bringing Sarah Frei, an amputee teen from Utah, on the CMA stage as well providing her with a wheelchair-accessible Chevrolet; Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards joining Mickey Guyton to perform her new song, “Love My Hair,” showing off their bountiful curls; and Chris Stapleton and Jennifer Hudson covering some of Aretha Franklin’s biggest hits in respect of the Queen of Soul. Fans and other artists were in awe of Hudson’s incredible vocal range, gathering grand reactions from Breland, Ashley McBryde, and HARDY in particular.

Other performers included Gabby Barrett who sang her number one song “The Good Ones;” Zac Brown Band who performed “Same Boat;” Keith Urban—“Wild Hearts;” Thomas Rhett—“Country Again;” Jimmie Allen—“Freedom Was A Highway;” Brother Osborne—“Younger Me;” Blake Shelton—“Come Back As A Country Boy;” Dan + Shay—“I Should Probably Go To Bed;” Chris Stapleton—“Cold;” and Eric Church—“Heart on Fire” with actual flames surrounding him.

Three categories were awarded before the show—two of them went to Kelsea Ballerini and Kenny Chesney for their song “half of my hometown.” The song won Best Musical Event and Music Video of the Year. Jenee Fleenor won the Musician of the Year for her incredible work on the fiddle.

At the end of the show, Carly Pearce was awarded Female Vocalist of the Year. Her fellow nominee, Ashley McBryde joined her on stage to help begin her speech, as she was clearly at a loss for words and overcome with emotion. The last two awards were given to Stapleton and Combs, for Male Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year, respectively. Bryan, who performed his latest single, “Up” earlier in the show, closed out the CMA Awards with a classic hit “I Don’t Want This Night to End.”

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Here Are The 2021 CMA Awards Winners (Full List)

Here is the full list of 2021 winners of ‘The 55th Annual CMA Awards’…

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs – *** WINNER
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Artist(s), Producer(s) and Mix Engineer(s)
  • “Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown
    Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young
    Mix Engineer: Sean Moffitt
  • “The Good Ones” – Gabby Barrett
    Producers: Ross Copperman, Zach Kale
    Mix Engineers: Chris Galland, Manny Marroquin
  • “Hell Of A View” – Eric Church
    Producer: Jay Joyce
    Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce
  • “One Night Standards” – Ashley McBryde
    Producer: Jay Joyce
    Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce
  • “Starting Over” – Chris Stapleton
    Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton
    Mix Engineer: Vance Powell – *** WINNER
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Artist(s), Producer(s) and Mix Engineer(s) 
  • 29 – Carly Pearce
    Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Jimmy Robbins
    Mix Engineer: Ryan Gore
  • Dangerous: The Double Album – Morgan Wallen
    Producers: Dave Cohen, Matt Dragstrem, Jacob Durrett, Charlie Handsome and Joey Moi
    Mix Engineer: Joey Moi
  • Heart – Eric Church
    Producer: Jay Joyce
    Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce
  • Skeletons – Brothers Osborne
    Producer: Jay Joyce
    Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce
  • Starting Over – Chris Stapleton
    Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton
    Mix Engineer: Vance Powell – *** WINNER
SONG OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Songwriter(s)  
  • “Forever After All”
    Songwriters: Luke Combs, Drew Parker, Robert Williford
  • “The Good Ones”
    Songwriters: Gabby Barrett, Zach Kale, Emily Landis, Jim McCormick
  • “Hell Of A View”
    Songwriters: Casey Beathard, Eric Church, Monty Criswell
  • “One Night Standards”
    Songwriters: Nicolette Hayford, Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde
  • “Starting Over”
    Songwriters: Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton – *** WINNER
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
  • Gabby Barrett
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Maren Morris
  • Carly Pearce – *** WINNER
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton – *** WINNER
VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
  • Lady A
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion – *** WINNER
  • Zac Brown Band
VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne- *** WINNER
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae
MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Artist(s) and Producer(s)
  • “Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan
    Producer: Paul DiGiovanni
  • “Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris
    Producers: Aaron Eshuis, Teddy Reimer
  • “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” – Elle King & Miranda Lambert
    Producer: Martin Johnson
  • “Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown
    Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young
  • “half of my hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney) – *** WINNER
    Producers: Kelsea Ballerini, Ross Copperman, Jimmy Robbins
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Artist(s) and Director(s)  
  • “Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris
    Director: TK McKamy
  • “Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown
    Director: Peter Zavadil
  • “Gone” – Dierks Bentley
    Directors: Wes Edwards, Travis Nicholson, Ed Pryor, Running Bear, Sam Siske
  • “half of my hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney) – *** WINNER
    Director: Patrick Tracy
  • “Younger Me” – Brothers Osborne
    Director: Reid Long
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
  • Jimmie Allen – *** WINNER
  • Ingrid Andress
  • Gabby Barrett
  • Mickey Guyton
  • HARDY

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Here Is The Full List of Who’s Perfoming at The 2021 CMA Awards

The Country Music Association has revealed who fans can expect to see performances from during The 55th Annual CMA Awards!
Taking the stage on ‘Country Music’s Biggest Night’ will be:
Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood
Luke Combs
Miranda Lambert
Old Dominion
Chris Stapleton
Chris Young and Kane Brown
Jimmie Allen
Brothers Osborne
Eric Church
Dan + Shay
Mickey Guyton ft. Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards
Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde
Blake Shelton
Additional performers and presenters will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Hosted by Luke Bryan, the awards show will air on November 10th on ABC at 8PM ET. Check out the full list of nominations below + click the image below to visit us on Instagram and let us know your vote for this year’s Entertainer of the Year.
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Artist(s), Producer(s) and Mix Engineer(s)
  • “Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown
    Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young
    Mix Engineer: Sean Moffitt
  • “The Good Ones” – Gabby Barrett
    Producers: Ross Copperman, Zach Kale
    Mix Engineers: Chris Galland, Manny Marroquin
  • “Hell Of A View” – Eric Church
    Producer: Jay Joyce
    Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce
  • “One Night Standards” – Ashley McBryde
    Producer: Jay Joyce
    Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce
  • “Starting Over” – Chris Stapleton
    Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton
    Mix Engineer: Vance Powell
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Artist(s), Producer(s) and Mix Engineer(s) 
  • 29 – Carly Pearce
    Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Jimmy Robbins
    Mix Engineer: Ryan Gore
  • Dangerous: The Double Album – Morgan Wallen
    Producers: Dave Cohen, Matt Dragstrem, Jacob Durrett, Charlie Handsome and Joey Moi
    Mix Engineer: Joey Moi
  • Heart – Eric Church
    Producer: Jay Joyce
    Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce
  • Skeletons – Brothers Osborne
    Producer: Jay Joyce
    Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce
  • Starting Over – Chris Stapleton
    Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton
    Mix Engineer: Vance Powell
SONG OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Songwriter(s)  
  • “Forever After All”
    Songwriters: Luke Combs, Drew Parker, Robert Williford
  • “The Good Ones”
    Songwriters: Gabby Barrett, Zach Kale, Emily Landis, Jim McCormick
  • “Hell Of A View”
    Songwriters: Casey Beathard, Eric Church, Monty Criswell
  • “One Night Standards”
    Songwriters: Nicolette Hayford, Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde
  • “Starting Over”
    Songwriters: Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
  • Gabby Barrett
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Maren Morris
  • Carly Pearce
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
  • Lady A
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion
  • Zac Brown Band
VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae
MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Artist(s) and Producer(s)
  • “Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan
    Producer: Paul DiGiovanni
  • “Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris
    Producers: Aaron Eshuis, Teddy Reimer
  • “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” – Elle King & Miranda Lambert
    Producer: Martin Johnson
  • “Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown
    Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young
  • “half of my hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney)
    Producers: Kelsea Ballerini, Ross Copperman, Jimmy Robbins
MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
  • Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle
  • Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar
  • Aaron Sterling, Drums
  • Ilya Toshinskiy, Banjo
  • Derek Wells, Guitar
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Artist(s) and Director(s)  
  • “Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris
    Director: TK McKamy
  • “Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown
    Director: Peter Zavadil
  • “Gone” – Dierks Bentley
    Directors: Wes Edwards, Travis Nicholson, Ed Pryor, Running Bear, Sam Siske
  • “half of my hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney)
    Director: Patrick Tracy
  • “Younger Me” – Brothers Osborne
    Director: Reid Long
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
  • Jimmie Allen
  • Ingrid Andress
  • Gabby Barrett
  • Mickey Guyton
  • HARDY

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Miranda Lambert Drops New Song “If I Was A Cowboy”

Miranda Lambert’s new song “If I Was A Cowboy” is out today, October 15th, on all streaming platforms. Learn more about the brand new track below.

We love it when superstar, Miranda Lambert digs her heels into her country roots. Clearly still inspired by her Texas uprising, Lambert leans into The Marfa Tapes sound and style on her brand new single. Today, the singer-songwriter releases “If I Was A Cowboy.”

On the slow jam, Lambert manages to give us sass and vulnerability at the same time. The song is all about girl power, confidence, and openness in a less traditional way. The singer dubs herself the ‘queen cowboy’ on this enticing new track. Written by Lambert with Jesse Frasure, the imaginative song is one you will instantly get attached to.

“Wanted by the law, but the law don’t apply to me // If I was a cowboy, I’d be wild and free // Rolling around these towns like tumbleweeds // I’d be a legend at lovin’ and leavin’ // Sippin’ on whiskey and numbin’ up my feeling // You thought the west was wild, but you ain’t saddled up with me”

“If I Was A Cowboy” comes just before Lambert releases her Christmas record with her girl group, Pistol Annies. Hell of a Holiday is slated for release on October 22nd.

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Miranda Lambert’s brand new song, “If I Was A Cowboy” is officially out now.

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“If I Was A Cowboy” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.