Breakthrough country artist Miranda Lambert will return May 1 with her sophomore album, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” Lambert had a hand in writing eight of the 11 songs; other artists contributing to the writing include Gillian Welch and Patty Griffin.
The album closes with “Easy From Now On,” penned by Carlene Carter and Susanna Clark, and previously recorded by Emmylou Harris on her 1978 album “Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town.” The title cut can be sampled from Lambert’s Web site.
“I let people in a lot more than I did on the last record — so I’m a little scared, but I’m proud,” says Lambert of the follow-up to 2005’s “Kerosene,” which became the sixth debut country album to open at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The title track was nominated for a best female country vocal performance Grammy.
Lambert begins a run of dates supporting Toby Keith on Jan. 25 in Albany, N.Y.