Country singer Miranda Lambert is best known for her own songs, but she has also written popular songs released by other country artists. Here’s a list of three songs that fans might not know were co-written by Lambert.
1. “Thought You Should Know” by Morgan Wallen
Country singer Morgan Wallen released the song “Thought You Should Know” on May 17, 2022. The song broke into the top 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart in May.
Lambert shares a co-writing credit on “Thought You Should Know” with Wallen and singer-songwriter Nicolle Galyon.
The song tells the story of Wallen speaking to his mother and informing her of his situation in life. In the chorus of the song, Wallen sings:
“I thought you should know/ That all those prayers you thought you wasted on me/ Must have finally come their way/ I thought you should know/ I found a new girl in Jefferson City, and/ She’s leaving me fish whenever I want/ Yeah, I’m still proud where I’m from/ Still your fucking only son/ Can you believe I’m on the radio?/ I just thought you should know, thought you should know, thought you should know.
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2. “You gotta know one” by Natalie Hemby
Natalie Hemby and Lambert are frequent collaborators. Hemby has been featured as a songwriter on several Lambert albums over the years, including Revolution, Four the record, Platinumand The weight of these wings.
Hemby released his first album Puxico as a solo artist in 2017. In October 2021, Hemby released his second solo studio album titled have ants. The album includes a song called “It Takes One to Know One”, which was written by Lambert and Hemby.
In “You have to know one”, Hemby sings:
“So conflicted/ Totally relatable/ Swinging in and out of your moods/ But I’m guilty of the same madness/ Maybe that’s why I’m crazy about you/ It takes one to know one/ No one no one else can see/ It takes one to know one/ The way you know me/ The way you know me.
In addition to being co-written by Lambert, “It Takes One to Know One” was produced by Hemby’s husband, Mike Wrucke.
3. “Don’t Blame the Whiskey (ft. Lauren Alaina)” by Jon Pardi
Although not as recent as the other two on this list, Lambert also helped write a collaboration track between Jon Pardi and Lauren Alaina.
Pardi has been active in the country music industry since 2012, and Alaina shot to fame as a Season 10 runner-up of american idolaired in 2011.
In 2019, Pardi and Alaina collaborated on the track “Don’t Blame It on Whisky”. Alaina is the song’s featured artist and Pardi is the song’s lead artist and co-producer.
“Don’t Blame It on Whiskey (ft. Lauren Alaina)” was co-written by Lambert, Eric Church, Luke Laird and Michael P. Heeney. The song is on Pardi’s 2019 album, Medicine for heartache.
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While Alaina is the featured artist on “Don’t Blame It on Whisky”, Pardi originally hoped that Lambert would feature on the track.
In a 2017 interview with CMT’s Cody Alan, Pardi shared that he was trying to get Lambert featured on the album beyond writing a song.
“I’m working on it, but we shook hands. You know Miranda, she’s from Texas. A handshake goes a long way. There might be a collaboration on the next album,” Pardi said. “I’m really excited.”
Although Lambert didn’t lend her vocals to the song, she did collaborate with Pardi in some way by helping write “Don’t Blame It on Whiskey”.
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