Miranda Lambert’s latest album, “The Weight of These Wings,” recently went platinum, so she gave a special concert to celebrate the achievement with her co-writers. This installment of the ongoing “CMA Songwriters Series” featured Miranda trading stories and vocals with her frequent co-writers Shane McAnally, Natalie Hemby, Luke Dick and more.
Miranda told the crowd, “We’re all friends. Backstage we were so excited to see each other. So, this is really exciting for us, and we’re glad we have people to share it with us tonight.”
One co-writer in particular is pretty special to Miranda.
“I’m more than friends with one ’em,” Miranda said. “His name is Anderson East. Welcome him to the stage please.”
Miranda’s boyfriend of two years then joined her and Natalie onstage to perform the song they all co-wrote, “Getaway Driver.”
Before they started, Natalie said, “This was the first song y’all wrote together, and I got to be the third wheel.”
Hearing Miranda, Natalie and Anderson harmonize on that chorus is sure to give you chills.
After the performance, Anderson left the stage and Miranda dove into another song she penned with Natalie and singer/songwriter Foy Vance called “Pushin’ Time.” Miranda said she wrote “Pushin’ Time” about something Anderson said just after they wrote “Getaway Driver.”
Miranda told the crowd, “It was all lovey dovey and then we got in a fight, ’cause that’s how it goes. And I was pissed, ’cause that’s also how it goes. He tried to smooth it over with me. I said, ‘Are you going to break up with me?’ He said, ‘I think I’ll wait 60 years.’ So, sweet.”
You can hear “Pushin’ Time” in its entirety here.
Miranda’s “CMA Songwriters Series” concert will air as a special on PBS’ “Front and Center” in early 2018.