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Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton have proven that they make a great couple in their personal life, but when it comes to what they do professionally — like co-writing Miranda’s beautiful single “Over You” or singing together on “Better in the Long Run,” another song from Miranda’s Four the Record album — Miranda says that being selective about when and how they work together is part of what makes it work well. 

On collaborating with husband Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert says, “We work pretty well together because we don’t do it often. I think that’s the key is we sort of pick and choose what we want to do together as artists because we don’t ever want the business to get in the way of our personal relationship, but, you know, definitely I respect him so much as his own artist and as a vocalist. And so, writin’ together is really fun because we kind of step away from bein’ husband and wife, and we just become artists that respect each other. And it’s a really good relationship, and I think doin’ that every now and then and keepin’ it special is what kind of makes it…makes it work.”

Another recent collaboration from one of country’s coolest couples was when Blake co-wrote the song “Family Feud” with Miranda and her fellow Pistol Annies, Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe, for the Annies’ self-titled debut album.

And speaking of Pistol Annies, their album is being released on vinyl in celebration of Record Store Day this Saturday, April 21st. Click HERE  and access a widget that features an animated record player where you can listen to the album with the fuzz and crackle sound of a great old vinyl record. Check out the site for a list of independent record stores participating in Record Store Day, and find out how to win an autographed copy of Pistol Annies on vinyl, along with a Sony USB Stereo Turntable to play it!

About the vinyl release of Pistol Annies, Miranda said, “The music of the Pistol Annies is the three of us truly being ourselves — not only in our songwriting and storytelling, but also in the way we perform as a team. We wanted to make music that people talk about but might not want to admit, and it’s the kind of raw and honest country music that deserves to be on vinyl.”

Look for Miranda on the road now headlining her “On Fire” Tour with guests Chris Young and Jerrod Niemann!