Superstar Miranda Lambert is burning up the Country radio charts with her latest single, “Mama’s Broken Heart.” The song, which was co-written by Shane McAnally, Brandy Clark and Kacey Musgraves, is the fourth release from her critically acclaimed album Four The Record.
Lambert recently took time to explain the story behind the song and how she sort of stumbled upon it.
“‘Mama’s Broken Heart’ is a song that I kind of had to ask for. Kacey Musgraves is a girl I grew up with back in Texas, and we used to write together a lot and kind of went our separate ways. She was on ‘Nashville Star’ a couple years ago,” Lambert explains. “I don’t think I was supposed to be pitched the song, but her sister actually shot some pictures at mine and Blake [Shelton]’s wedding, and she was there, too. At our rehearsal dinner, I went over and asked her, I was like, ‘Are you gonna cut this song, or can I have it?’ And she was like, ‘I’ll think about it for a couple of days.’”
Kacey contacted Miranda a few days later hoping to reach a deal.
“She e-mailed me, and said, ‘You can have it, if I can sing harmony.’ So that’s her singin’ the harmonies on it — and actually, Kacey Musgraves, she has a new single out called ‘Merry Go ‘Round,’ so she’s doin’ great on her own now, but I had to actually beg for this song, and so I’m thankful that she gave it to me ’cause I love ‘Mama’s Broken Heart.’”
It seems as if the fans agree. Miranda says the tune has become a big hit during her live shows and that she plans “on makin’ an awesome video for it.”
We can’t wait to see that! In the mean time, check out the “Mama’s Broken Heart” lyric video HERE.