Miranda Lambert reveals the important role her father played in her latest project Instagram/mirandalambert

Miranda Lambert may be a bonafide country superstar, but she’s still a daddy’s girl at heart. After all, Rick Lambert is the guy who got her into country music in the first place.

It turns out her dad also had a big role in shaping her new album, titled “The Weight of These Wings.”

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Miranda explains, “‘The Weight of These Wings’ was a line my dad said to me…He’s a songwriter, he’s not written a song in probably nine years now…but he mentioned the line to me one time at a show and it just stuck with me. It just felt really big and some ways heavy and some ways light, you know, it sort of makes you think about a lot of things just that one sentence.”

Miranda tried and tried to write a song titled “The Weight of These Wings,” but nothing came of it. Once she surveyed the different sounds and emotions covered in the 24 songs on her new album, Miranda ended up coming back to that title her dad suggested.


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“Just sort of going through this record process felt like it would tie everything together,” Miranda explains. “[With it] being 24 songs I needed a title that would sort of round out the edges I guess, and ‘The Weight Of These Wings’ felt right.”

“The Weight of These Wings” is out now featuring Miranda’s recent hit, “Vice,” as well as her brand-new single, “We Should Be Friends.”

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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