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Miranda Lambert is easily one of the most recognizable names and faces in country music today, but you wouldn’t always know it from the country radio charts.

“Vice,” the lead single from her latest album, “The Weight of These Wings,” was a hit at country radio and landed inside the top 10. The follow up singles from that project haven’t fared as well, though.

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The second single, “We Should Be Friends,” didn’t make the top 20 at country radio, and her current single, “Tin Man,” is currently hanging out at No. 36 on “Billboard’s” Country Airplay chart. “Tin Man” made a big splash when Miranda performed it solo on the ACM Awards back in April, and it’s been a hit with fans downloading and streaming. So, why isn’t radio on board?

Miranda doesn’t have all the answers, but she is recruiting her fans to help a sister out.

When introducing her solo performance of “Tin Man” at a recent show, Miranda first raised her cup and said, “Cheers to Cheeto’s and Tito’s and Texas.”

She then dedicated “Tin Man” to “all the girls that are not being played on country radio right now.”

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Miranda told the crowd, “If you really love us, you’ll call and request any female that has a song out and something to say. This is one of those, called ‘Tin Man.'”


Despite the lack of support at country radio, Miranda’s “The Weight of These Wings” is having an impact with fans. It just became her sixth consecutive album to be certified platinum.

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