Miranda Lambert and The Story Behind ‘If I Was A Cowboy’
Miranda Lambert has a hit on her hands with “If I Was A Cowboy.”
“I wrote this song with my newfound friend Jesse Frazier,” she began. This marked the first co-write together and they “had a blast.”
They first met doing a remix of her single “Tequila Does.” Since then, they have always planned to work together and it finally happened for this track.
“He and I just got together one day one afternoon for a write and this is what came out of it. You know, it’s funny, he’s a Detroit boy and I’m an East Texan, but somehow we wrote a song about the Wild West together. So it’s pretty cool.
“We went out to the west in our heads and I got to use all my favorite little quirky cowgirl terms, like hairpin trigger, for instance. So I’m really really excited about this song and it makes me bring out my inner cowgirl.
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How Miranda Lambert and Elle King Created a Hit
Miranda Lambert and Elle King teamed up for the ultimate badass country track with “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home).”
King co-wrote the song alongside Martin Johnson, who also produced the track. It was recorded in both Nashville and New York before the pandemic. Lambert and King first met backstage at one of King’s shows and became fast friends. The duo previously collaborated on “Fooled Around and Fell In Love” and were tourmates in 2019.
“Elle and I were on tour together for Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars and she and I became really good friends,” Miranda Lambert said. “And, she sent me this awesome song 2019 and asked me if I would sing on it. I heard it and of course, loved it – Such an anthem. And then 2020 happened, so we’re finally getting this song out and we got to shoot a really fun video at the American Legion in Nashville and we got to have really big hair. So, we had a blast.”