She sat down for a recent feature with Cowboys & Indians magazine, and talked a little bit about the order of her concerts and how she plans to translate that to her upcoming Las Vegas residency, which kicks off at the end of this month.
She spoke a little bit about how some of her first hits, “Kerosene” and “Gunpowder & Lead,” are still part of her setlist, adding that they’ll always be staples in her catalog because of what they did for her career:
“Those are the kinds of songs that are staples. So they’re in there. I can’t get away from them, but I’m not tired of them yet.
‘Kerosene’ for sure. It’s like the OG, it started this whole ball rolling.”
She also added that, apparently, she’s had to tweak the order of some of the songs a bit throughout the years… but not for the reasons you may think.
Miranda says that there were too many girl fights that started during “Mama’s Broken Heart,” and that they would carry into the more serious, subdued parts of the show, like when she’d sing her mega hit “The House That Built Me”:
“Those two and ‘Mama’s Broken Heart.’ We had to move that one in the set list because we had it right after ‘The House That Built Me’ — or right before ‘The House That Built Me,’ actually — and the girls always get in fights.
And I’d have to wait to start my ballad because they’d have to calm down from ‘Mama’s Broken Heart.'”
How in the Hell are girls getting into fights at a Miranda Lambert show during “Mama’s Broken Heart”? I mean, I get that it’s an upbeat song and can definitely get a crowd going, but a full-on girl fight?
I just don’t get it…
“Mama’s Broken Heart” was released as the fourth single from Lambert’s 2011 Four the Record album in 2013.
Written by Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves, the song peaked at #2 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart and has since been certified 3× Platinum by the RIAA, which means it has moved over 1,960,000 units.
These days, she sings it third to last, so if a fight does break out, the girl’s can just finish out the show with a literal bang if that’s what they’re into.
They might miss the best part of the concert, but hey, I suppose that’s what you get if you wanna start fights at what’s supposed to be a really fun event:
“So we moved it down into what we call the final push, which is ‘Mama’s Broken Heart,’ ‘Gunpowder & Lead,’ ‘Little Red Wagon,’ and ‘Drunk.’
We do this final push at the end of the show. So, if the girls were fighting, they could just fight through the rest of the set.”
Ya gotta do what ya gotta do, I guess…
“Mama’s Broken Heart”
And if you’ve never heard it before, give Kacey’s original demo of the song a listen, it’s pretty damn cool:
Chris Stapleton & Miranda Lambert Wrote A Song Called “Somebody Winds Up Pregnant,” And We Need To Hear It
I don’t even really know what this means…
All I know is that I need to hear it.
Chris Stapleton and Miranda Lambert have a new song registered to BMI (a massive company that handles licensing and royalties for songwriters) called “Somebody Winds Up Pregnant”… and I don’t think I’ve been so intrigued with a song title or pair of writers in a long time:
Typically, this wouldn’t be much to write home about, because artists and writers are constantly registering songs for many different reasons. Some of them never even see the light of day, or they wind up on an album for someone else, but this one has my attention.
I mean, Chris and Miranda co-writing a tune with a title like that? It already has the potential for country music ballad of the year based on those facts alone.
Now, we know Miranda just dropped a new record in that of Palomino, and Chris is still promoting his Grammy-winning 2021 album Starting Over, so who knows if and when we’ll ever hear this one or if they’ll sing it together, but here’s hoping we do.
I can’t even imagine that much country talent on a song together. I think they just might be the duo we never knew we needed.
Chris and Miranda performed “Maggie’s Song” together at the 2021 ACM Awards:
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.
I truly don’t think there’s anything she can’t do at this point, from owning her own clothing line to being the only female artist with a bar on Broadway in Nashville, this Vegas residency is another massive milestone for Miranda in her career.
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!”
She shared the news on Instagram this morning, and tickets for all shows go on sale this Friday:
“I’m heading to Vegas y’all! My new residency Velvet Rodeo begins this fall! Presale begins April 1. Join RanFans at mirandalambert.com to get presale tickets.”