Miranda Lambert took the stage at Marathon Music Works in Nashville on Tuesday (September 19th) with 14 of the songwriters from her latest album, The Weight of These Wings, for a special taping of CMA Songwriters Series presented by U.S. Bank with the public television concert program Front and Center. Songwriters who joined Miranda included Jessi Alexander, Brent Cobb, Luke Dick, Anderson East, Natalie Hemby, Adam Hood, Jack Ingram, Shane McAnally, Waylon Payne, Aaron Raitiere, Jon Randall, Liz Rose, Gwen Sebastian, and Scotty Wray, all sharing the stories and inspiration behind the songs on the singer's double-Platinum album. She also brought her very first co-writer, her dad Rick Lambert, onstage for a special performance of “Greyhound Bound for Nowhere,” which the two co-wrote for her debut album Kerosene. The episode will air early 2018.
Miranda has been making music that is personal to her for years, but The Weight of These Wings is one of her more personal collections to date. She tells us that while it isn't always easy to write and sing about her real-life ups and downs, she wouldn't have it any other way. [“Country music is about real life, and I’ve always said that. And all the artists I love are the ones that bare their souls, so why would I stray away from that? I mean, it is a little bit scary, but my fans I know want to know me and want to know where I’m comin’ from and want to be able to relate to me and me to them, so just bein’ honest is just what I’ve decided that is right for my music and for me, ’cause I don’t have anything to hide, and I want people to know who I am.”] SOUNDCUE (:29 OC: . . . who I am.)
Miranda is set to perform in Vancouver, BC on September 29th with special guest Brandy Clark.