Song of the Day #5,061: ‘Waxahachie’ – Miranda Lambert

Concluding my ranking of the songs from Miranda Lambert’s new album Palomino

#3. ‘Scenes’

Opening track ‘Actin’ Up’ was released early, so Palomino‘s second song was my first new taste of the album, and I was instantly smitten. ‘Scenes’ sets up the record’s theme beautifully, painting a picture of a woman escaping her problems by hitting the road and “moving right along to the next scene.” Its sexy groove is one of the dominant sounds of Palomino.

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Song of the Day #4,717: ‘Waxahachie’ – Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram & Joe Randall

Plenty of artists used the COVID quarantine to produce new work of one sort or another. Through Zoom concerts and table reads, virtual presentations became ubiquitous. On the more ambitious side, Taylor Swift hunkered down and recorded not one but two full-length albums.

Miranda Lambert split the difference with a surprise release of her own. Teaming up with two friends and songwriting collaborators, Jack Ingram and Joe Randall, she headed to the small town of Marfa, Texas, to record a decidedly low-fi quarantine album.

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