Miranda Lambert Calls All The Shots In New “If I Was A Cowboy” Music Video

Miranda Lambert may not be a cowboy, but she’s always been a queen.

And she’s taking no prisoners in the new music video for her most recent single, “If I Was A Cowboy”, which is her first solo track since 2019.

A co-write with Jesse Frasure, it finds Miranda imagining what it would be like to be a cowboy and live free out west, roaming around little towns and pretty much doing whatever the hell she wants without consequence.

She even throws in a fun little reference to Waylon and Willie’s 1975 #1 hit “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” inferring that she should have the freedom to do and be whatever she wants no matter what society thinks about it:

“So mamas if your daughters grow up,
To be cowboys, so what

If I was a cowboy, I’d be wild and free,
Rollin’ around these towns like tumbleweeds,
I’d be a legend at loving and leaving,
Nipping on a whiskey and numbing up my feelings,
You thought the West was wild but you ain’t saddled up with me,
If I was a cowboy, I’d be the queen”

She paints a perfect picture of exactly what that would be like in the video, and you see a bit of a role reversal as she tears through an old western town in Texas with real life cowboys.

Miranda takes center stage as the main cowboy in her entourage, riding across the wide open plains and showing everybody who’s boss. Her husband, Brendan, also makes an appearance as a cowboy in the video.

She hangs out at the campfire, shoots whiskey straight at the bar, and eventually rides off into the sunset as if she’s been cowboyin’ her whole life. I don’t know how, but every time Miranda does something new, she just seems to get better and better.

She also recently announced round two of her Bandwagon tour with Little Big Town, and if this is a taste of what’s to come in 2022 from the Texas queen, I can’t WAIT for ML8:


A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock