Three singles were released from the album. The first single released for the album was a cover of John Anderson's 1983 single, "Swingin'" on June 8, 2010. The second single, "Crazy Women", was released on December 10, 2010. A third single, "Give", was released on June 14, 2011.
Lady & Gentleman received mostly positive reviews from most music critics. So far it has been given a score of 75 out of 100 from Metacritic.Allmusic editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine gave it 3.5 out of 5 stars and called it "a collection of masculine country classics reinterpreted by a female singer." Mikael Wood of Entertainment Weekly stated that the album "rarely sheds new light on the top-shelf material." Jonathan Keefe of Slant Magazine compared the album to Tanya Tucker's 2009 album, My Turn and stated that album finds Rimes "taking real risks and making better music than many of her contemporaries." Randy Lewis of the Los Angeles Times claimed that Rimes "has been contending lately with flak from image-conscious types over paparazzi photos of her slimmed-down physique, but her leaner, meaner approach to a batch of classic country songs for her latest collection is mostly good news." Ben Ratliff of The New York Times stated that Rimes "can finally ease up on her default vocal style, brassy and belting, which is of course its own gender role."