Miranda Lambert Enlisted By Reese Witherspoon To Write And Record Song For New Film

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Miranda Lambert is the hottest women in country music right now and Reese Witherspoon has certainly taken notice. The recent Grammy-winning artist has been called upon to write and record a song for Witherspoon’s new film Hot Pursuit.

Hot Pursuit is the new film featuring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara. It is a comedy with Witherspoon starring as a police officer protecting Vergara’s character from a drug cartel and dirty cops.

She recorded “Somethin’ Bad,” a song about pulling off a heist with fellow country star Carrie Underwood on her last album, and now it has been announced that her latest song is called “Two Of A Crime,” as she seems to be on a bit of a crime kick. After the success of “Somethin’ Bad,” there is no doubt that the new song will be a hit as well.

Lambert recently said that she was contacted by Reese Witherspoon personally to write and record the song for the Hot Pursuit soundtrack in a conversation with Ryan Seacrest on his program On Air. The actress gave her instructions on the song saying that it should have a southern and latin flavor.

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Miranda Lambert spoke of the encounter when saying “Reese texted me and told me about the movie and wanted me to write something or sing or both. I got inspired. It was a bit of a Thelma and Louise theme and that’s totally up my alley. It is really so fun to be part of it.”

While one is the leading female in her music genre and the other is one of the leading actresses in Hollywood, there is no doubt that only good things can come from the two of them teaming up together. It is the first time that the country star has written a song for a film and the song was co-written with Natalie Hemby and Nicolle Galyon.

Check out the music video for one of her other hits from the Grammy-winning Platinum.

In addition to the upcoming song on the Hot Pursuit soundtrack, Miranda Lambert recently won the Grammy for Best Country Album for her 2014 hit Platinum and she is also the most nominated artist at the ACM Awards, which airs live Sunday, April 19th.

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Miranda Lambert’s “Two Of A Crime” will debut on iTunes on April 28th, one week before the release of the film on May 8th.

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