Of course, the song was originally written by the one and only Willie Nelson, but shot to the #2 spot on the country charts in 1962 when Patsy released her version that year.
Miranda thanked the crowd for coming out to the show before going into a stunning, acoustic version of the song that will absolutely blow you away:
“We’re tired, but we’ve been drinkin’ and eatin’ and suffering through, but this was all worth it. Thank you for coming tonight, we really appreciate it.
I noticed that you sang along to like, everybody’s album cuts. Ashley’s and Dwight’s and TR’s, and it means a lot to use when you go deep in the music.
So, I figure you’re really big country music fans. So we’re gonna do a little Patsy Cline for y’all.”
I feel like Miranda has never gotten all the credit she deserves in terms of how good of a vocalist she really is. Until this year with her raw, stripped-down record The Marfa Tapes, I think a lot of people overlooked that aspect of her music in some ways.
Her voice was made to sing country music, and if this doesn’t prove that, I don’t know what will: