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Miranda Lambert 'ready to rock' as she prepares to release album
By CHRIS TALBOTT , AP Music Writer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The good news? Miranda Lambert has completed her much anticipated, though somewhat overdue, fifth album. The bad news? You have to wait until June 3 for "Platinum," a full two years and eight months since her last LP.

Why the wait? Lambert released an album with her Pistol Annies trio in 2013 and extended her tour. She also decided she was at a place in her career where she'd earned the time to fulfill her entire creative vision, and it simply took time.

"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. "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."

An early listen reveals the singer's most ambitious album yet. At 16 songs, "Platinum" sprawls across genre and style and expands on her already adventurous sense of song choice. She says everyone urged her to trim a few songs and conform to the usual country conventions.

"Now when you listen to it as a whole, what do you take off?" she asked.

The album paints a picture of Lambert's life as she reaches 30. She wrote or co-wrote eight songs and chose the others based on how they reflected her personality or world view.

The first single, "Automatic," suggests returning to a slower time and way of thinking. She contemplates her self-image in "Bathroom Mirror," takes on tabloid scrutiny in "Priscilla" and teams up with several guests on songs that underscore her range and willingness to experiment.

The collaboration with Carrie Underwood on "Something Bad" brings together two of country's most popular stars.

"We're really rocking in country music and we're coming together as a force," Lambert said. "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."

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10Comments
May 8, 2014 9:58PM
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Could not make it in rock, goes to country to try to rock there, maybe opera next.  Country my ****


May 1, 2014 10:13AM
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Rock it Miranda.  I first saw her years ago performing at Gruene Hall with her father. 
Apr 18, 2014 11:10AM
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i think old mirands hubby,oh whats his name,oh yeah old blake,well i read on tha restroom wall at wal mart that he likes to pull on  a hard 1 !
Apr 18, 2014 11:08AM
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country music sux !!oh hell, my gal left me fur sum  good looking **** at the truck stop at mile marker 23 last night !!
Apr 16, 2014 8:49PM
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She has a rock attitude when she sings. Her band doesn`t look country.
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