Miranda Lambert’s highly anticipated new album, Four The Record, comes out November 1 and she is sharing a few details as the date grows closer. The first single, “Baggage Claim,” is already a Top 15 hit and features Josh Kelley on background vocals and Steve Winwood on the B-3 organ. Besides the standard 14-song album, there will also be a Limited Deluxe Edition version that includes a bonus song and a DVD featuring Miranda sharing the stories behind her new music.
“I’m so ready for the fans to hear it,” Miranda said. “‘Baggage Claim’ is such a groovy song and I’m glad it’s the first single. But just like Revolution, not one song represents the whole album. There are ‘All Kinds Of Kinds’ of music on the record, and I’m so excited for it to get out there.”
Miranda wrote or co-wrote six of the 14 tracks, including “Baggage Claim.” Husband and fellow artist Blake Shelton appears on the duet “Better In The Long Run” which was written by fellow Pistol Annies member Ashley Monroe, Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and songwriter Gordie Sampson. Her friend Brandi Carlile, who also sang at her wedding, wrote “Same Old You” and sings backup vocals on the track.
With the success of Revolution, there was pressure on Miranda as she went into the studio for album No. 4. “To me, part of having a long career is to keep reinventing yourself, keep reinventing your music, and make it fresh,” Miranda said. “And it’s kind of crazy to think that I’m on my fourth record, and after what Revolution did for my career, I was nervous, but what am I gonna do? So I just started writing, started collecting songs, finding songs, and listening to artists, and I just found that I’m gonna let the music lead it. I think I followed my heart.”