Miranda Lambert + 2019 Tourmates Celebrate New Trek With ‘Fooled Around and Fell in Love’ Collaboration [LISTEN]
Miranda Lambert's 2019 Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour begins Friday (Sept. 13), and to celebrate, the country superstar gathered her tourmates for a special collaboration. Press play above to hear "Fooled Around and Fell in Love."
A brand-new track, "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" features Maren Morris, Elle King, Tenille Townes, Ashley McBryde and Caylee Hammack, who will all open various shows on Lambert's new, all-women tour. The song is a cover of a song originally written and released by blues guitarist Elvin Bishop in the mid-1970s. Country singers TG Sheppard and Mark Wills, as well as Rod Stewart, the Winery Dogs and more, have covered the track.
A music video for Lambert and company's collaboration shows the group in the studio together. They split up verse lines, harmonizing together on each chorus; notably, the singers keep the song's original references to "lov[ing] about a million girls" rather than changing the track from a man's to a woman's point of view.
"[After our recording session], everyone had to go except me, Miranda and Ashley. And getting to stand there and listen to their new records, hear them talk about their journeys, their struggles, and also the encouragement they gave me -- it is unreal how encouraging both of those women are, how strong yet soft-hearted they are," Hammack recalls of recording the new song. "It blew me away."
“I’m so excited and honored to be on tour with some of my favorite artists, who each inspire me in a different way,” says Lambert of her tour guests. “Maren Morris is a fiery fellow Texas girl that isn’t afraid to take a risk and be who she is. Elle King is a brave, confident and unapologetic artist who is honest about her life and uses it for her art. My fellow Pistol Annies are not only some of my best friends and writing partners, but also make me want to be a better artist every time we take the stage together.
"Tenille, Ashley and Caylee are all women who have something to say, and they do it their own way," she adds. "They are the next generation of fearless female artists and I’m so thrilled to share a stage with them.”
Lambert has a new album coming in November, but "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" is not one of the 14 songs on Wildcard. However, Morris is featured on one of the record's songs, "Way Too Pretty for Prison."
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