Miranda Lambert Had To Move “Mama’s Broken Heart” To The End Of Her Shows Because Girls Kept Fighting During The Song

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Robert Ascroft

Miranda Lambert always brings it at her live shows…

And apparently, so do her fans, but not necessarily always in a good way.

Miranda sat down for an interview with Cowboys & Indians magazine last year, and talked a little bit about the order of her concerts and how she had planned to translate that to her Las Vegas residency, which started in September of 2022 and has been extended through to next 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.

I mean, c’mon, those will always be fan-favorites that kill at a live show:

“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,” which she wanted to be a special and poignant moment at her concerts:

“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 girls 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:

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