Man, what a song.
Written by Tom Douglas Allen Shamblin, “The House That Built Me” is one of those career-defining songs that comes around every decade or so. The multi-Platinum song was released in 2009 on Miranda’s Revolution album, and would go on to be released as the 3rd single from the record the following year. Winning a Grammy, CMA Awards and ACM Awards, it would be hard to argue that it’s not the biggest song of Miranda’s career.
We’ve heard covers from just about everybody on this one, including the great Tanya Tucker, but Teddy Swims’ cover is pretty damn impressive as well.
Teddy has brought his signature soul to covers of George Strait’s “You Look So Good In Love,” and Shania Twain’s “You’re Still The One,” but this might be one of his best.
“The older I get the more I realize home isn’t always a place. Home can be a person or somewhere that isn’t even a house. It’s where you feel safe, it’s a place to decompress. There will always be memories and lessons attached to what you call home. Those moments can’t be taken for granted! This song always reminds me of the house I grew up in. It was a much simpler time. I feel like after the year we’ve all had maybe we could all benefit from taking time to reminisce on all the good things that life has given us. I love you!”
One YouTube commenter summed it up pretty perfectly:
“Dude , I’m a 37 year old man from New England , who has been hardened by poverty and long hard winters. I’ve nailed and clawed for every inch forward in life. Hardship is all we know out here in northern New Hampshire. This rendition of this song has me feeling things I haven’t since I was a child. Well done.”
Throwback to Miranda’s 2010 ACM Awards performance. A well-deserved standing ovation from the crowd.