Miranda Lambert has been doing a lot of co-writing songs with fellow artists in the last year or so, including co-writing with Morgan Wallen, Jelly Roll, and now Gabby Barrett.
Gabby said in a recent interview, “I wrote a song on the album that was written with Miranda Lambert. That’s very fun. And there are so many people in the Nashville community that I haven’t gotten to write with that I did this time around. So there’s just a lot to look forward to.”
Barrett said in the same interview about her upcoming album, “I’m almost done with it, so that’s really exciting. Early Fall is the game plan to get it released. Hopefully, we can even release some music before that.”
During a recent Instagram chat with fans, Gabby said of Lambert, “Miranda’s awesome. She’s just super laid back and just so chill and nice to be around and very real of a person. Which is really nice to see in the industry, especially as a female being very real and not about the drama and the jealousy and this and that. The song is more of a slower song, and it will be about Texas. That’s all I can say.”
Lambert released a new duet with Leon Bridges called “If You Were Mine” on Tuesday (6/6). Jon Randall produced the new song. The song sees Lambert and Bridges celebrating the objects of their affection from a distance, contemplating how they would cherish and treasure their beloved if fate ever granted them the opportunity.
Miranda said in a statement, “I have been a big fan of Leon for a while because he is very authentic as an artist, and I love his music. I wrote this song with Ashley Monroe and Jesse Frasure, specifically with Leon in mind.”
She added, “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.”
Bridges said, “I was humbled to have Miranda ask if I’d join her on this beautiful duet she wrote. 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!”