It’s not really a concept album per se, but it does center itself around this wanderlust theme of travel, with each song providing a snapshot of various places and people you meet along the way.
With over 30 locations locations including Fort Worth, Mojave Desert, Battambang, Cambodia, Maine, he Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, the Rocky Mountains and beyond, the 15-song project introduces you to a ton of characters and personalities on the journey.
“The making of this record has been one of the most fun and creative experiences of my career. Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby and I went out to my farm in Tennessee in 2020 and started writing songs… we figured, while we have time, let’s get out to the country and see what happens.
The first one we wrote was ‘Tourist’ and that set us on a path to create something with a bit of a theme. Since we couldn’t travel at the time, we decided to go on a journey through songs.
I hope y’all are ready to travel with us wandering spirits and meet some cool characters with great stories.”
You could call the central theme of the album “Wandering Spirit,” which perhaps explains why Miranda included a cover of Mick Jagger’s “Wandering Spirit,” the only outside cut on the record.
Written by Mick Jagger and Jimmy Rip, “Wandering Spirit” is the title track of Mick’s third solo album in 1993.
Mick Jagger’s original version:
Miranda Lambert Announces Las Vegas Residency This Fall
The reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year just announced her very first Las Vegas Residency, Velvet Rodeo, which will take place at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino’s Zappos Theater.
The run of 24 shows will kickoff in September, with dates running through the end of the year, as well as a few dates in 2023.
Of course, playing in Vegas means taking the production of a Miranda show to a whole other level, and get even more creative with everything from set design to wardrobe:
“When you’ve been touring as long as I have, there’s something really creative about imagining a residency in a city like Las Vegas.
I’ve had a lot of fun designing our sets, merchandise and clothing and boot lines, and even my place on Broadway in Nashville, Casa Ros… so, this opportunity allows me to lean in a bit more into that side of myself and think about how to really bring country music to life in this room.
I think everyone will like what we’ve dreamed up. I’m really excited about this!”
It looks like I’m gonna be making a trip to Vegas sometimes this year… this will be a can’t-miss show.