Sony Music Nashville — Miranda Lambert will unveil her long anticipated new RCA Records Nashville album, Platinum, next week with a wave of television appearances. On Sunday, June 1, CBS’ Sunday Morning will air a comprehensive profile on Miranda from her hometown of Tishomingo, OK. Monday, June 2, she will perform her top 5 single “Automatic” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and she will rise early on Tuesday, June 3, for an appearance on Good Morning America.
On Wednesday, June 4, “Somethin’ Bad” is coming to the CMT Music Awards when Miranda and Carrie Underwood perform their new duet, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Country Digital Songs chart this week. Miranda leads the pack with six nominations at this year’s CMT Awards. On Friday, June 6, Miranda returns to The View where she will be lead guest and perform “Automatic.” Miranda wraps up the week Friday night in Nashville at LP Field with a performance at the CMA Music Festival.
“I’m so excited to finally be releasing Platinum, and I can’t wait for everyone to have the opportunity to hear it,” said Miranda of the June 3 album which contains 16 tracks. “I feel I have a responsibility as a female artist, songwriter and musician to keep reinventing myself and stay fresh. I didn’t know exactly what that was going to be but I didn’t want a concrete plan that we were locked into. So I actually felt pretty vulnerable writing this album and picking songs, and I think you can hear that on the record.”
Platinum will be available June 3 or preorder now at http://smarturl.it/mlplatinum and receive “Somethin’ Bad” and Miranda’s hit single, “Automatic,” now.
Billboard — On Billboard’s airplay/sales/streaming-based Hot Country Songs chart, which Luke Bryan’s “Play It Again” leads for a seventh week, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood notch the highest debut in nearly a year-and-a-half, as “Somethin’ Bad” begins at No. 5. It enters Country Digital Songs at No. 1 – becoming Lambert’s first leader on the list (and Underwood’s third) – with 107,000 downloads sold following the pair’s performance of it on the Billboard Music Awards (May 18).
“Bad” makes the best start on Hot Country Songs since Cassadee Pope, the third-season winner of NBC’s “The Voice,” soared in at No. 3 with her cover of Keith Urban’s “Stupid Boy” on the Dec. 29, 2012, chart.
The song previews Lambert’s fifth album, “Platinum,” due June 3; first single “Automatic” continues its rise, returning to its Hot Country Songs peak (7-6). When “Automatic” reached the top 10 on the April 19 Country Airplay chart (where this week it lifts 6-4), it marked the first top 10 by a solo female in two months. “I’m damn glad to have my spot here,” Lambert says. “I’m happy as a little lark. I’ve worked hard to make relationships with radio and my fans. It took a long time to get where I am and I’m thankful that people are responding.”
— CMT (@CMT) May 27, 2014
Scans from Miranda’s cover issue of Women’s Health have been added to the gallery along with photos from the shoot.
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