With the release of her new single less than a week ago, Miranda Lambert’s “Automatic” scores her highest charting first week, debuting at #35 and #26 respectively on the Country Aircheck and Billboard country airplay charts. “Automatic” is available for purchase HERE and at all digital retailers.
After hearing the song on the radio, Miranda tweeted, “Thanks @957KKAJ, I just heard my single for the first time this morning at home!”
The new song garnered immediate reaction from radio, media, and fans across the country. “I LOVE this song, love it!” said Marci Braun of Chicago’s US99. In a reference to the song’s lyrics, Braun continued, “I used to tape the countdowns every week, too and I predict Polaroid camera sales will skyrocket after hearing this song!”
Clear Channel Media + Entertainment’s Executive VP of Programming, Clay Hunnicutt said, “Miranda continues to deliver music that speaks to our core audience and beyond. ‘Automatic’ is a perfect continuation of her string of hits from songs like ‘White Liar’ to ‘The House That Built Me’ to ‘Mama’s Broken Heart.”’
Fans, who have waited almost three years for new music from Miranda, turned to Facebook and Twitter to express their excitement while Time Magazine exclaimed, “A huge new single from a consistently great country superstar,” and RollingStone.com called it, “vibrant rich storytelling.”
Gary Overton, Chairman and CEO of Miranda’s record label home, Sony Music Nashville, summed up the week, saying, “The immediate response to this song is phenomenal. It touches a chord in all of us: women, men, young, not-so-young. Miranda captured all of our occasional longing for a simpler, easier time that we remember in our not-too-distant past.”
“Automatic” is the first single from Miranda’s upcoming, fifth studio album. Miranda, the reigning, four-time ACM and CMA Female Vocalist, leads the nominations for this year’s ACM Awards which airs live from Las Vegas on CBS on April 6.