We still can’t get over this new classic from Miranda Lambert Miranda Lambert/VEVO screenshot
Miranda Lambert/VEVO screenshot

We will never be able to quit this haunting Miranda Lambert song.

Miranda teamed up with the Country Music Association’s “CMA Songwriters Series” for a special concert event set to air on PBS’ “Front and Center.” It features Ran and her songwriter pals in a full-on, classic Nashville songwriter’s round.

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If you are truly a fan of the songs and the stories behind them, this is the show for you.

Although the actual show doesn’t air until Friday, Feb. 2, we have a sneak peek with this performance of the single “Vice” from her Grammy-nominated album “The Weight of These Wings,” and it is just beautifully done here—and so powerful!

This right here is proof that a great song is great no matter whether there’s a huge band behind the artist or not.

Co-writer and Nashville hit-maker Shane McAnally takes a lead vocal turn on part of the song, and it’s magical watching these together.

Natalie Hemby, Grammy-nominee Brent Cobb, Luke Dick, Waylon Payne and Ran’s sweetie, Anderson East, also pop up during the special. But one of the sweetest moments you’ll see on the show is one with Miranda and her father, Rick.

Rare Country was in the house during the taping last fall and captured a moment of the special father-daughter duet on “Greyhound Bound for Nowhere,” a song they wrote together that made it onto Miranda’s first album, “Kerosene,” back in 2005.

In other Miranda news, while she didn’t attend the Grammy Awards on Jan. 28, she is participating in an unbelievable Grammy moment coming up on TV in the spring.

On Jan. 29, Ran arrived New York City to tape the forthcoming Grammy special “Elton John: I’m Still Standing—A Grammy Salute.” She was joined by fellow country stars Maren Morris, Keith Urban and Little Big Town in addition to Grammy winners John Legend, Sam Smith and Coldplay’s Chris Martin, and Grammy nominees Kesha and Miley Cyrus for the night of music honoring the icon.

We can’t wait to see what songs they each performed. The special is supposed to air later in 2018. Stay tuned!

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Of course, Miranda did find some time for fun in the Big Apple. As we previously reported, she and her gal pals caught a Broadway classic, “Chicago,” and had a much needed night of play before getting back to work.

“The Livin’ Like Hippies Tour” rolls on this weekend with special guest Jon Pardi.

Check your local listings for airtimes for PBS’ “Front and Center” on Feb. 2. It’s a show you won’t want to miss!

Samantha Stephens absolutely lives for music. When she's not making it, she's talking or writing about it. She's worked in all arenas of the country music world for nearly a decade, from syndicated radio and television to print journalism. She's even been known to crash a red carpet or two, true story.
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