MIRANDA LAMBERT’S “STRANGE” GETS LIVE MUSIC VIDEO, OUT NOW
Velvet Rodeo Las Vegas Residency Wraps Third Week of Shows
Tickets to Dates Through April 2023 Available at Ticketmaster.com/MirandaVegas
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As her critically acclaimed Velvet Rodeo Las Vegas residency wraps a third week of shows, reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Miranda Lambert celebrates the joy of live shows with a new music video for her current single, “Strange.”
Featuring her headlining set at the Windy City Smokeout plus various dates of this summer’s The Bandwagon Tour, the video offers a visual celebration of Lambert’s live show praised by the Tennessean for the way her “hits are elevated to being generation-defining artistic works,” plus a behind-the-scenes look at the backstage camaraderie between Lambert and her longtime band and crew.
“We wrote this song in the middle of 2020, when live shows felt so far away and we weren’t sure when we’d have that connection with fans again,” notes Lambert of the single written together with Luke Dick and Natalie Hemby. “Getting back on the road this summer, and now in Las Vegas, it’s so special to see a crowd full of smiling faces singing along. I love that we were able to capture that feeling with this video!”
The anthem of timely encouragement follows recent Top 10 hit “If I Was A Cowboy,” the 15th of her career, as the second single off Palomino, named one of the best albums of the year by TIME, Rolling Stone, Billboard and more. The project is nominated for Album of the Year at the upcoming CMA Awards, where Lambert is also nominated for Entertainer of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year.
Stereogum praises the track honored with MusicRow’s “Disc of the Day” award as “a bluesy ramble about treating yourself right in an uncertain moment” – a fitting description for the celebration of finding sanity in a “Strange” time:
Have a smoke, buy a round
Get on a jet liner going anywhere bound
Pick a string, sing the blues
Dance a hole in your shoes
Do anything to keep you sane
‘Cause times like these make me feel strange
Fans can see a live performance of “Strange” along with a full spectrum of hits from Lambert’s catalog as the L.A. Times’ “Queen of Country Music” continues her Velvet Rodeo residency into next year. Designed exclusively for Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment, Miranda Lambert: Velvet Rodeo The Las Vegas Residency gives fans an up close and personal opportunity to experience live performances of Lambert’s numerous chart-topping songs and beloved album cuts. Tickets for shows through April 9, 2023 are on sale now at ticketmaster.com/mirandavegas, with shows scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.
Photo Credit: Jody Domingue
About Miranda Lambert
Palomino, the eighth solo album from Vanner Records/RCA Nashville superstar Miranda Lambert, arrived in April as the largest female Country album debut of 2022. Already named among the best albums of the year by TIME, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Stereogum and more, it marks the latest installment in a storied career that has spanned seven previous No. 1 solo albums, 10 No. 1 hit radio singles, more than 70 prestigious awards and countless sales certifications, earning the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year praise from NPR as “the most riveting country star of her generation.”
With her headlining Velvet Rodeo Las Vegas residency now underway at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino’s Zappos Theater, the top streaming female Country artist of 2022 was also named to the 2022 TIME100 list honoring the world’s most influential people, with Pitchfork declaring that she “manages the hat-trick of both timelessness and timely activism.” Whether challenging conventional gender notions in her recent Top 10 hit “If I Was A Cowboy” or using her voice to write and record the inclusive “Y’All Means All” anthem for the latest season of Netflix’s “Queer Eye,” the Texas native continues to expand the tent of the Country genre via her music, including current single “Strange.”
In addition to Palomino, the celebrated singer/songwriter’s lauded discography includes Wildcard (2019), The Weight of These Wings (2016), Platinum (2014),
The most decorated artist in the history of the Academy of Country Music, Lambert has earned 38 ACM Awards (including a record-setting nine consecutive Female Artist of the Year Awards), 14 CMA Awards, three GRAMMY Awards, the Nashville Symphony Harmony Award, ACM Gene Weed Milestone Award and ACM Song of the Decade Award, plus was named 2019’s RIAA Artist of the Year and was the youngest artist ever to serve as the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum’s Artist in Residence.Her clothing and cowboy boot collection, Idyllwind, is a private-label brand sold at all Boot Barn stores nationwide and her home goods collection, Wanda June, is available now at Walmart.com. An avid animal lover, Lambert’s MuttNation pet product line is available exclusively at Tractor Supply Co. with proceeds benefitting her MuttNation Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit that has raised over $6 million since its inception in 2009. The Foundation’s mission is to promote the adoption of rescue pets, support animal shelters across the country, advance spay & neuter and assist with the transport of animals during times of natural disaster.
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