‘Bout damn time.
Miranda Lambert announced today that she has officially notched her first #1 single in 6 years (and it’s been 8 on Billboard). Yes, you heard that correctly, Miranda Lambert, the most decorated artist in the history of the ACMs and the CMA’s most nominated female artist of all time, hasn’t had a number one single in 8 years on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.
Pretty hard to believe, huh?
“Automatic” was her last solo #1 on Mediabase (back in 2014) and “Over Your” topped the Billboard chart in 2012.
Naturally, she celebrated with a cold beverage, alcoholic in nature I’m sure.
“2020 hasn’t offered a whole lot to celebrate, especially for musicians. But I am celebrating this week. I’m celebrating happiness and the feeling of artistic freedom in a time where we all feel a little caged. I’m celebrating country music and all the joy it has brought to my life. I’m celebrating ALL the fans, the writers , the musicians, the crews, and bands, radio and streaming services, venues big and small for allowing me to have the most wonderful career for the last 17 years. “Bluebird” is officially a number one song.
It’s been 8 years since I had a number 1 on the billboard charts and 6 years on Mediabase. I have spent my life doing what I love and I feel more blessed and humbled than ever to have this song of hope resonate with you all. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. And thank you to Luke Dick for allowing me to write this beautiful idea with you and to Natalie Hemby (my Dean Dillon ) for bringing it home. Also Jay Joyce for bringing it to life and giving it wings, Trey Fanjoy for setting this bluebird free in the most beautiful video. And my management Shopkeeper MGMT Marion Kraft and Sony Nashville records for fighting for this song and for me. Turns out we did have a wildcard up our sleeve.”
Country radio has been absolute dogshit lately, that’s not a surprise to anybody, but when you see a once-in-a-generation type artist like Miranda Lambert not have a #1 single for 6 years, you really gotta wonder how they’re even still in business, ya know?
Be better country radio, be WAY better.