Song of the Day #4,355: ‘Covered Wagon’ – Miranda Lambert

This song appears toward the end of Disc One of Miranda Lambert’s 2016 The Weight of These Wings. It’s one of only two tracks on the double album not written by Lambert.

‘Covered Wagon’ is a cover of one of singer-songwriter Danny O’Keefe’s earliest songs. O’Keefe is a Seattle-based folk-rock performer whose work has been covered by a host of artists over the past 50 years. The one readers of this blog might know best is ‘The Road,’ performed by Jackson Browne on his Running on Empty album.

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Song of the Day #4,193: ‘Getaway Driver’ – Miranda Lambert

Best Albums of the 2010s – #1
The Weight of These Wings – Miranda Lambert (2016)

It should come as no surprise that the greatest album by my favorite artist would end up as my #1 album of the decade.

I spent a lot of time thinking about the makeup and order of this list, but Miranda Lambert’s The Weight of These Wings was cemented in place before I even began.

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Song of the Day #4,144: ‘Bluebird’ – Miranda Lambert

Ladies and gentlemen, introducing the headliner of tomorrow night’s Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars concert — Ms. Miranda Lambert!

I’ve been playing Lambert’s entire catalog on random the past couple of weeks in preparation for the show — seven solo albums plus three with Pistol Annies — and somewhere along the way it hit me: Miranda Lambert is my favorite musical artist. At this point in my life, nobody out there give me more consistent listening pleasure.

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Song of the Day #4,072: ‘Mess With My Head’ – Miranda Lambert

My two most-anticipated albums this year are the new releases by Lana Del Rey (due this Friday) and Miranda Lambert (due Nov. 1). I’ll be listening to (and likely writing about) the Del Rey album very soon, but I still have a couple of months of waiting for the new Miranda.

Titled Wildcard, the new album will be Lambert’s seventh studio release. I’ve mentioned before that Lambert is one of the few artists about whom I can say that any one of her albums is her best. She is that consistently great.

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Song of the Day #3,852: ‘You Wouldn’t Know Me’ – Miranda Lambert

Five years ago I did a countdown of my favorite albums of the 2010s to that point, halfway through the decade. Two of my top five entries were by Miranda Lambert — 2011’s Four the Record and 2014’s Platinum.

Five years later, we’re 11 1/2 months away from the end of the decade (wow!) and I have to start thinking about updating that list and arriving at the definitive version. Both of those albums will still be in play, no question.

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