The country star’s voice will hit the big screen this summer.
Miranda Lambert wrote a song for the upcoming Reese Witherspoon and Sofía Vergara comedy, Hot Pursuit. Witherspoon stars as a rookie police officer assigned to protect Vergara’s character from dirty cops and a drug cartel.
Lambert called in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest on April 16, after her husband, Blake Shelton, let slip an expletive during his interview with the radio host. Lambert apologized for her husband’s foul language then chatted with Seacrest about the new song and film.
She wrote “Two of a Crime” with long-time writing collaborators Natalie Hemby and Nicolle Galyon. Witherspoon contacted her directly and asked her to write a song for the film.
“She texted me and told me about the movie and wanted me to do something, whether I write it or sing it or both,” said Lambert. “I got inspired. I love Reese and Sofia. It was kind of a Thelma and Louise theme and that’s totally up my alley. So I got together with a couple of my favorite female songwriters in Nashville and we wrote a song called ‘Two of a Crime.’ It’s great! It is really so fun to be part of it. It was the first time I wrote a song for a movie, so it was a different experience for me because, as a songwriter we usually write our own stories, but this one already was, so we kind of built around it. I’m really excited.”
Lambert also said the Oscar-winning actress asked her to incorporate both southern and Latin elements into the song. It will be available on iTunes April 28, and Hot Pursuit will hit the big screen on May 8.
Lambert will perform at the 50th ACM Awards on Sunday, April 19. She is nominated in eight categories, including Entertainer of the Year.