Country-loving parents will soon be able to send their kiddos off to sleep to the sound of “Gunpowder & Lead” – but in a wholesome, non-threatening kind of way. A new album title Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Miranda Lambert is set for release June 28th.
The album features some of Lambert’s biggest country hits and presents them as delicate bedtime lullabies. Smoothing out the fiery Texan’s tough-talking tunes and trading crunchy guitars for the gentle sound of wood blocks, glockenspiel and more, the project twelve tracks and spans the entirety of Lambert’s award-winning career.
A short snippet of Lambert’s Grammy winning “The House That Built Me” has been released which offers some insight into just how different the new versions of her tracks will be. Almost unrecognizable without lyrics, the famous song’s melody is re-interpreted with delicate chimes and a xylophone.
Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Miranda Lambert will be released by the CMH Label Group, and the Rockabye Baby! series has perviously turned the work of stars like Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Tom Petty, Metallica, Taylor Swift and Nirvana into relaxing nighttime lullabies. Meanwhile, the songs of hit makers like George Strait, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash and more country favorites have been turned into lullabies through other projects.
Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Miranda Lambert track listing:
1. “Gunpowder & Lead”
2. “Somethin’ Bad”
4. “Little Red Wagon”
6. “Mama’s Broken Heart”
7. “We Were Us”
9. “Tin Man”
10. “Famous In a Small Town”
11. “Over You”
12. “The House That Built Me”