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Miranda Lambert Notches Seventh Number One with ‘Bluebird’

Lambert had a wildcard up her sleeve with this one!

Written by Lauren Laffer
Miranda Lambert Notches Seventh Number One with ‘Bluebird’
Miranda Lambert; Photo Credit: Ellen Von Unwerth

Miranda Lambert is at the top of the country radio charts with her magical hit, “Bluebird.” The song landed in the Number One spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase/Country Aircheck charts marking her seventh time making the ascent. The Texas native celebrated the milestone achievement on Instagram with a thoughtful and retrospective post.

“2020 hasn’t offered a whole lot to celebrate, especially for musicians. But I am celebrating this week,” wrote Lambert. “I’m celebrating happiness and the feeling of artistic freedom in a time where we all feel a little caged. I’m celebrating country music and all the joy it has brought to my life. I’m celebrating ALL the fans, the writers, the musicians, the crews, and bands, radio and streaming services, venues big and small for allowing me to have the most wonderful career for the last 17 years. ‘Bluebird’ is officially a number one song. It’s been 8 years since I had a number 1 on the billboard charts and 6 years on mediabase. I have spent my life doing what I love and I feel more blessed and humbled than ever to have this song of hope resonate with you all.”

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2020 hasn't offered a whole lot to celebrate, especially for musicians. But I am celebrating this week.  I'm celebrating happiness and the feeling of artistic freedom in a time where we all feel a little caged. I'm celebrating country music and all the joy it has brought to my life. I'm celebrating ALL the fans,  the writers , the musicians, the crews, and bands, radio and streaming services, venues big and small for allowing me to have the most wonderful career for the last 17 years. “Bluebird" is officially a number one song. It's been 8 years since I had a number 1 on the billboard charts and 6 years on mediabase. I have spent my life doing what I love and I feel more blessed and humbled than ever to have this song of hope resonate with you all. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. And thank you to @lukedick for allowing me to write this beautifl idea with you and to @nataliehemby (my Dean Dillon ) for bringing it home. Also Jay Joyce for bringing it to life and giving it wings, @iamtreyfanjoy for setting this bluebird free in the most beautiful video. And my mangament Shopkeeper MGMT @marionkraft and @sonynashville records for fighting for this song and for me. Turns out we did have a wildcard up our sleeve. #bluebird #wildcard #1

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Her note continued with a list of thank yous that included the fans, songwriters and her team, who put effort into taking the song to the Number One spot.

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart. And thank you to @lukedick for allowing me to write this beautiful idea with you and to @nataliehemby (my Dean Dillon) for bringing it home. Also Jay Joyce for bringing it to life and giving it wings, @iamtreyfanjoy for setting this bluebird free in the most beautiful video. And my mangament Shopkeeper MGMT @marionkraft and @sonynashville records for fighting for this song and for me. Turns out we did have a wildcard up our sleeve.”

“Bluebird” is from Lambert’s seventh studio album, Wildcard. The album’s name comes from a lyric in the track, referenced earlier in her Instagram post. The singer was recently in the midst of her Wildcard Tour, which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the singer and her husband have been making the most out of their time together, purchasing an airstream to road trip around the country. Lambert has also been working to schedule time to write with Brooks & Dunn singer Ronnie Dunn.