Fellow GRAMMY Award winners and Texas natives Miranda Lambert and Leon Bridges have joined forces to deliver a longing ballad of unrequited love, with “If You Were Mine” available across all major digital platforms today, June 6. Listen HERE.
Released on Lambert’s own Vanner Records with distribution by IMPERIAL, the highly anticipated song produced by Jon Randall combines Lambert’s signature country sound with Bridges’ timeless R&B style, resulting in a mesmerizing blend of genres on the heartfelt duet.The emotionally charged lyrics, penned by Lambert together with Ashley Monroe and Jesse Frasure specifically with Bridges in mind, evoke feelings of longing and the bittersweet nature of what could be:
I’d make sure your stars are shining
Sure as the Frio’s winding
I’d bottle you up like lightning
I’d rope the moon for you
A million times
That’s what I’d do
If you were mine
“I have been a big fan of Leon for a while because he is very authentic as an artist and I love his music,” shares Lambert. “Since we are both from Texas, we threw in a few Texas references, of course – the Frio River being one. When we finished this song, we sent it to Leon in hopes that he would want to collaborate and we were so glad that he said yes. I have really enjoyed getting to know him and I’m happy to have him as a new friend.”
“I was humbled to have Miranda ask if I’d join her on this beautiful duet she wrote,” adds Bridges. “Getting in the studio with her in Nashville to sing this song together was magic. There’s nothing better than two Texans on one mic!”
The release is the first glimpse at new music from Lambert, who has recently teased “some fun collaborations up my sleeve,” since her critically acclaimed and GRAMMY-nominated album, Palomino, celebrated by Variety for cementing her place as “the best ambassador country has to the world.” Lambert also recently added New York Times best-selling author to her impressive list of titles with debut book “Y’all Eat Yet?” available everywhere now and will return to Las Vegas for the next round of her Velvet Rodeo residency shows in July.
Bridges is currently in the studio working on his fourth LP for Columbia Records while touring throughout the summer and fall of 2023.
About Miranda Lambert
Already a decorated songwriter, Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, passionate shelter animal advocate, restaurateur and business woman, superstar Miranda Lambert adds New York Times best-selling author to her impressive list of titles with the arrival of her debut book, “Y’all Eat Yet?,” available everywhere now.
Palomino, her eighth solo album, arrived in 2022 as the largest female Country album debut of the year and earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album. Named among the best of the year by the New York Times, TIME, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Stereogum, People and many more, it marks the latest installment in a storied career that has spanned seven previous No. 1 solo albums, 11 No. 1 hit radio singles, more than 70 prestigious awards and countless sales certifications, earning the most-awarded artist in ACM history praise from NPR as “the most riveting country star of her generation.”
With her headlining Velvet Rodeo Las Vegas residency extended through late 2023 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino’s Bakkt Theater, the top streaming female Country artist of 2022 was also named to the 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 Netflix’s “Queer Eye,” the Texas native continues to expand the tent of the Country genre via her music.
Idyllwind, her clothing and cowboy boot collection, is an exclusive brand sold at all Boot Barn stores nationwide, while her home goods collection, Wanda June Home, is available exclusively at Walmart. She is also the first female artist to have her own venue on Broadway in Nashville with her Casa Rosa Tex-Mex cantina. 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 $8 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.
About Leon Bridges
Gold-Diggers Sound is the third solo album from Leon Bridges in a career trajectory that saw him going from working as a dishwasher and busking on the streets of his beloved Fort Worth, Texas to being signed to a major label, garnering multiple and ultimately winning a GRAMMY Award and performing at the White House for Former President Barack Obama within a two-year span. Following the release of his GRAMMY Award-winning sophomore album, Good Thing, Leon issued a steady stream of music including tracks with John Mayer, Kacey Musgraves, Kiana Ledé, Lucky Daye and Noah Cyrus as well as Texas Sun, a collaboration project with fellow Texans Khruangbin. Other career highlights include opening for Harry Styles on an arena tour, his breakout track “River” being certified Platinum, portraying Gil Scott Heron in Damien Chazelle’s First Man, appearing in a global GAP holiday campaign, garnering a CMT Award for his Crossroads collaboration with Luke Combs, performing at the Tom Ford NYFW show and MoMA’s Film Benefit honoring Tom Hanks, selling out Hollywood Bowl and back-to-back nights at Radio City Music Hall and partnering with eyewear brand VADA. Leon also released a track on Space Jam: A New Legacy Official Soundtrack. In 2022 he was nominated for two GRAMMYs for Best Traditional R&B Performance and Best R&B Album and also announced a global partnership with Wrangler. Leon just wrapped a trek around the globe for his Boundless Tour.