Miranda Lambert is ready to launch her own record label. She wants to add label boss to her ever-growing resume.
The country star has inked a deal with Sony Music Nashville executives for her new Vanner Records label. The company will also release her highly-anticipated new album, The Weight of These Wings, which is slated for release on November 18, reports the Business Standard. Sony Music Nashville chairman and CEO Randy Goodman said that this latest move was the “next natural step” for Lambert, who already has several other business ventures.
“Re-signing Miranda to Sony Music Nashville and helping her create Vanner Records has been absolutely one of the highlights of my 15 months at Sony Music Nashville. Miranda as an artist represents everything we want to be as a record company, and her energy and vision will help drive us forward as well.”
As previously mentioned, Lambert has an ever-growing reported net worth of $45 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Lambert has a long list of endorsement deals and partnerships with Red55 Wine, Pink Pistol, and Dixie Darlin, along with her own line of clothing and accessories, according to Forbes. Lambert has quickly become one of the highest-paid country singers in the industry. When she was with Shelton, they were one of the highest-paid country couples, but she’s doing just fine on her own.
Lambert has been a part of the Sony Music Nashville family since her 2005 debut album, Kerosene. She previously admitted in an interview that starting her own record label was not high on her list of priorities. Lambert has been teasing fans about the release of her new album, which is the follow-up to 2009’s Platinum. It has been five years since her last album, but it feels even longer for fans who have been waiting for some new music from Lambert, who went through a shocking divorce with ex-husband Blake Shelton, according to Billboard.
Lambert revealed the full tracklist for The Weight of These Wings on Twitter, so it could offer fans some clue as to what to expect on the album.
— Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) October 17, 2016
It looks like The Weight of These Wings will be a double album. Lambert has a lot to write about, especially when it comes to her divorce and her new romance with country singer Anderson East.
“Double album. One story,” Lambert wrote on Instagram.
The two parts of the album are called “The Nerve” and “The Heart,” which kind of makes it sounds like a breakup album.
Lambert kind of addressed whether or not the album is a breakup album in an interview with Billboard.
“I’m never gonna have an album that’s quote-unquote a ‘heartbreak album.’ Because everybody has bad moments, and then you come out of it, and you have a great moment, and then you have some somber times. I want an emotional journey because that’s what life is, and I want to document that.”
Speaking of breakup songs, Taylor Swift’s hitmaker Liz Rose (she helped create “Teardrops on my Guitar”) appears on the album, not once, but twice. The Voice alum Gwen Sebastian has co-written three of Lambert’s new songs on the album. This is weird as the connection gets a little too close. She released a duet with Shelton called “My Eyes.” Other collaborators on Lambert’s forthcoming album include Waylon Payne, Foy Vance, and, of course, Anderson East.
Fans are looking forward to the music this new country duo comes up with. Lambert’s new album also has two covers. She covered “You Wouldn’t Know Me” by Shake Russell and “Covered Wagon” by Danny O’Keefe. Cleveland.com says to expect more “old-school country” on the album than the pop-country and bro-country that has taken over the mainstream country radio.
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