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Miranda Lambert Takes New Radio Single "Strange" To Jimmy Kimmel Stage

Reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year and current CMA triple nominee Miranda Lambert joined ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! for a performance of her current single, “Strange,” as Miranda Lambert: Velvet Rodeo The Las Vegas Residency continues to earn rave reviews as it enters the third week of shows.

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 Lambert’s latest hit album, Palomino, already named one of the best of the year by TIME, Rolling Stone, Billboard and more.

Stereogum describes the track honored with the “Disc of the Day” award from MusicRow as “a bluesy ramble about treating yourself right in an uncertain moment” – a fitting description for a song written by Lambert together with Luke Dick and Natalie Hemby during the height of 2020:

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

“‘Strange’ is permission to just let go for a sec,” reflects Lambert. “We were really wanting the chorus to lift – literally and emotionally – and go into a happy place. It’s such a song for the time that we’re in right now, but it doesn’t feel like it won’t matter in 10 years, either.”

“Queen of Country Music,” whose 2022 was already packed with accolades even before the kickoff of her Velvet Rodeo residency. Following her ACM Entertainer of the Year win earlier this year, the Texas native was also named as the only country artist on the TIME100 List of the World’s Most Influential People, a distinguished group of individuals honored for their impact, innovation and achievement.

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