Miranda Lambert has announced a new duet with Leon Bridges called “If You Were Mine,” set for release next Tuesday, June 6, across all major digital platforms.
Jon Randall produces 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!”
The release is the first glimpse at new music from Lambert, who has recently teased “some fun collaborations up my sleeve.”
Lambert recently talked about getting the opportunity to collaborate with Morgan Wallen on “Thought You Should Know.” She said it allowed her to get to know Morgan a bit. Miranda says writing the song gave her a positive image of Wallen and an even kinder impression of his mother.
Lambert told Southern Living’s Biscuits & Jam podcast said that she and songwriter Nicolle Galyon were hanging out and drinking rosé wine one day. She said, “She called me the next day and was like, ‘Hey, I have a write with Morgan today, and somebody backed out. Do you wanna come?’ And I was like, ‘Sure.'”
Miranda continued, “We had the best day. We sat on her porch and made a couple of drinks and just really talked. And I got to know Morgan. He’s a sweetheart. He’s a little East Tennessee boy and a new artist. I try to be there for new artists of any kind because I know the road ahead and that it can be bumpy.”