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Miranda Lambert launching label imprint

Country star Miranda Lambert is adding record label boss to her resume by launching her own imprint.

The Vice singer has signed a deal with Sony Music Nashville executives for her new Vanner Records firm, and its first release will be her new album, The Weight of These Wings, which will hit retailers on 18 November (16).


Sony Music Nashville Chairman and CEO Randy Goodman reveals the move was "the natural next step" for Lambert, adding, "Re-signing Miranda to Sony Music Nashville and helping her create Vanner Records has been absolutely one of the highlights of my 15 months at Sony Music Nashville.


"Miranda as an artist represents everything we want to be as a record company, and her energy and vision will help drive us forward as well."


Lambert has been part of the Sony family since her 2005 debut, Kerosene, but she previously admitted establishing her own label wasn't high on her priorities list, reports TheBoot.com.


"It's so much to think about," she explained in 2014. "It's a gamble, which everything is. I feel like I've kind of got the music business figured out, and as soon as I do, there's a new corner turned or a new streaming thing going on or whatever's happening."


Music isn't the only thing Miranda is passionate about - she also runs a chain of Pink Pistol boutiques, and recently revealed her own line of pet gear, called MuttNation.