Miranda Lambert: New album ‘Wildcard’ is “straight down the middle Miranda Lambert”

ABC/Mark LevineFans who listen to Miranda Lambert's new album Wildcard can expect to hear the strong and sassy singer they know and love.  But Miranda notes that it's important to grow as an artist and songwriter.

In an interview with the New York Timesthe superstar says that while the record doesn't stray from her signature sound, she’s open to the idea of exploring new territory with future projects, including a true traditional country album. 

"I bought it back to straight down the middle Miranda Lambert. People want the humor, the sarcasm, something not too musically out there," she describes of Wildcard. "And I get that. But would I love to just go off and make a stone-cold country record? Hell, yes. Maybe I will. You have to grow as an artist. I can’t sing 'Mama's Broken Heart' when I’m 80 years old. That’d be weird."

While the bold star is known for writing songs that pull from her own life such as "Heart Like Mine" and "Tin Man," Miranda hopes to evolve as a songwriter and turn stories that she hasn't experienced into song, using John Prine and Guy Clark as examples. 

"My goal is to get better at writing amazing stories that aren’t my own. But I’ve got to live more life and I’ve got to try way harder," she says. "Until then, I’m just writing about my own [expletive]. Sorry, y’all!" 

Wildcard is set for release on Friday.

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"Speechless": Dan + Shay to perform at Super Bowl pregame show

"Speechless": Dan + Shay to perform at Super Bowl pregame showABC/Mitch HaasethFox has unveiled its lineup for the 2020 Super Bowl pregame show, and a breakthrough country act is included.  Dan + Shay will participate in the pregame show taking place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, bringing their crossover hit "Tequila" to the masses. 

The duo shared their excitement on social media. "Super bowl weekend is shaping up to be a dream. Excited to announce that we’ll be performing during the official @nfl pregame show. Don't miss it," they write on Twitter alongside a heart-eyed emoji. 

The show will feature additional performances by Demi Lovato, who will sing the national anthem during the Super Bowl, while Yolanda Adams is set to perform "America the Beautiful." Pitbull and DJ Khaled will also perform.  Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will team up for the coveted Super Bowl halftime show.

The pregame show airs at 2 p.m. ET on Fox before the San Francisco 49ers face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV on February 2.

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super bowl weekend is shaping up to be a dream. excited to announce that we’ll be performing during the official @nfl pregame show. don't miss it. ?? pic.twitter.com/U1WWd0aR3t

— Dan + Shay (@DanAndShay) January 20, 2020