Miranda Lambert talked this week about getting the opportunity to collaborate with Morgan Wallen on “Thought You Should Know.: She said it allowed her to get to know Morgan a bit. Miranda says that writing the song gave her a positive image of Wallen and an even kinder impression of his mother.
Lambert told Southern Living’s Biscuits & Jam podcast said that she and songwriter Nicolle Galyon were hanging out and drinking rosé wine one day. She said, “She called me the next day and was like, ‘Hey, I have a write with Morgan today, and somebody backed out. Do you wanna come?’ And I was like, ‘Sure.'”
Miranda continued, “We had the best day. We sat on her porch and made a couple of drinks and just really talked. And I got to know Morgan. He’s a sweetheart. He’s a little East Tennessee boy and a new artist. I try to be there for new artists of any kind because I know the road ahead and that it can be bumpy.”
She added, “And it was really cool for Morgan to let down his guard and write with two girls about somebody that’s so special to him. I’m glad that he felt comfortable enough to open up to us and let us sort of tell that story for her. I’d wanna give her a hug round her neck ’cause I’m very proud to be part of a song that’s about her.”
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Lambert sat down and chatted with Chris Wallace on Who’s Talking To Chris Wallace on HBO Max and CNN earlier this month (5/5). In the segment, Miranda discussed writing the theme song for Queer Eye and country music being “standoffish” to the LGBTQ community.
Lambert told Wallace, “I’m not sure. I don’t know why anybody would have time for all of the hate. I don’t feel like there’s room in my life and in my world and in my country music community.” She added, “I feel like we’re all in it together and just, more than anything encouraging people to be who they are no matter what.”
Wallace then asked her if she got a “blowback” from her stance. She replied, “I don’t think so. Or maybe I just don’t hear it or care to hear it. I just feel like I’m a singer-songwriter. My job is to write songs and sing songs about who I am and what I believe in and write all of our stories. And that’s part of the story and in my own life with my brother and his husband, Marc. So I feel like if you keep it about the music and love the rest of it’s just noise.”