Country Superstar Miranda Lambert Announces New Album on 'Good Morning America'

PHOTO: Fans lined up for the GMA Summer Concert Series featuring Miranda Lambert, July 8, 2011 in Central Park, New York City.
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She is a country music superstar whose heart lies with Nashville, but Miranda Lambert waited until she was onstage in the heart of New York City, Central Park, performing live for the "Good Morning America Summer Concert Series" to announce the name and release date of her next album.

"I've been waiting so long to announce this," Lambert said Friday on "GMA." "My next record is called "Four, the Record" and it's out 11/1/11."

"Four" will be the fourth album for the singer who has been riding both a professional and personal high so far this year.

She reached the top of the Billboard country charts with her latest hit, "Heart Like Mine," picked up her first Grammy and four CMA Awards, including "female vocalist of the year," and cemented her country music star status with her May 14 power wedding to fellow country singer Blake Shelton.

"It's hectic but we're making it work out," Lambert told "GMA" of balancing her packed schedule with married life.

The singer brought the house down in a July guest appearance on the season finale of Shelton's hit reality TV show, "The Voice," and expanded her solo career with the debut of an all-girl trio, the "Pistol Annies," who performed alongside her on "GMA."

"It's a lot of fun," Lambert said of her collaboration with musicians Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe.

"We all have separate styles artistically on our own but together we just make up this chic group that sings about things that most girls want to say but don't."

The trio will release their next album, "Hell on Heels," August 23, Lambert said.

The singer also told "GMA" about her marriage to Blake Shelton and hopes for the couple, dubbed country music's "prince and princess," to collaborate musically soon.

"We want to," Lambert said. "Hopefully on my next record."

The duo have sung together in the past, before they were husband-and-wife. She sang harmony on his hit single, "Home," and co-wrote a duet for his 2008 album, "Startin Fires." Shelton also co-wrote several songs on "Revolution," Lambert's 2009 album.

Lambert and Shelton were married May 14 in a Texas ceremony that featured everything you would expect from a country power couple, from a "who's who" list of country music guests, to a menu of venison the bride and groom harvested themselves and wedding attire more Wranglers and cowboy hats than black-tie, except for Lambert's white wedding dress, the same one worn by her mother.

"My parents have been married for 33 years, so I figured it was already a good-luck charm," Lambert said of her mother's gown on "GMA." "And it fit me perfectly so it felt like the right thing to do."

Lambert spoke more about her family life and her childhood with "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts in November of last year.

The exclusive interview took place on the eve of what would be a breakthrough night for the singer, the 2010 Country Music Awards, where the 16-time award nominee, walked away with statues for best album, female vocalist and video of the year.

Roberts caught up with the hottest star in country music over down-home cooking at Hill Country Barbecue in New York City, a taste straight out of Lambert's childhood growing up in rural Texas.

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Lambert described to Roberts her unusual upbringing as the daughter of two private investigators who sometimes struggled to pay the bills.

"I had a great childhood," Lambert said. "My family is awesome."

But in some ways, she acknowledged, "that was a crazy life ... and I wasn't sheltered from it."

Her parents brought home tales of custody battles and bitter divorce cases and on occasion the Lamberts sheltered battered women and their children.

It all made a lasting impression on young Miranda, and later informed her songwriting. One of her biggest hits, "Gunpowder & Lead," tells the story of an abused woman seeking vengeance.

"I started writing songs at 17," she said. "So what experience did I have to write about? So I just used what I had seen in life, what I had seen my parents go through. We had some hard times."

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Homeless but Blessed

The hardest of those times came when Lambert was about 6 years old.

"We were homeless," she told Roberts. "It sounds weird to say it now because we're so blessed."

But at the time, her parents' business had dropped off and they fell behind on house payments.

"The next thing you know," she said, "the banker's coming, saying, 'I need the keys.' "

The family moved in with relatives, then found an old house in Lindale, Texas, on the verge of being torn down, and talked the owner into letting them live there in exchange for fixing it up.

"Some of the windows were boarded up, and we never did get central heat," Lambert recalled, laughing. "So when you had to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, you had to run, because it was freezing!"

Room by room, her parents made it a home. They planted a big garden, hunted game, and provided most of their own food.

Even Lambert's more well-off friends loved to hang out there.

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Miranda Lambert: 'The House That Built Me'

That home still seems to be where her heart is.

One of the most powerful songs on Lambert's CMA-nominated album, "Revolution," is a ballad called, "The House That Built Me."

Lambert didn't write the song, but as soon as she heard it, she knew she had to make it her own.

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"I know they say you can't go home again," she sings. "I just had to come back one last time."

The song showcases a softer, gentler and more mature side of the fiery singer, whose sometimes angry lyrics prompted Esquire magazine to name her the "Most Terrifying Woman of the Year" in 2008.

"I feel like I've started to grow up and be more of a woman instead of this crazy girl," she told Roberts. "I sort of feel settled, so I'm kind of ready to move to the next step in life."

ABC News' Alan Weisman contributed to this story.

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