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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 ros√© 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.”

Top Five Country Stars From TV Talent Shows

  • 5 - Kacey Musgraves - USA's Nashville Star - 2007

    Kacey Musgraves
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    Kacey followed her Texan friend Miranda Lambert in competing on the USA network’s Nashville Star in 2007 and did not win the competition but came in seventh place. Twelve years later, in 2019, she won the Grammy for Album of the Year for her Golden Hour.¬†Blake Shelton was a judge on the popular show when Kacey competed.

  • 4 - Chris Young - USA's Nashville Star - 2006

    Chris Young
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    This native Tennessean returned to his home state to compete in Nashville Star in 2006, from where he played club gigs in Texas. Chris did actually win the competition and was signed to RCA Records in Nashville as a result. Young still records for RCA (Sony Nashville ) and has charted eleven number-one songs to date.

  • 3 - Morgan Wallen - NBC's The Voice - 2014

    Morgan Wallen
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    Morgan is the most successful artist to compete on The Voice. On the show in 2014, Wallen made the top 20 in the blind auditions, where he sang a pop song by Howie Day even though he wanted to sing a country song. He later said the producers made him sing the pop song.

  • 2 - Miranda Lambert - USA's Nashville Star - 2003

    Miranda Lambert
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    Miranda competed in Nashville Star when she was just 19 years old. She did not win the competition but came in third place. In 2003, the winner of Nashville Star was a guy named Buddy Jewel.

  • 1 - Carrie Underwood - American Idol - 2005

    Carrie Underwood
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    Carrie is one of the biggest stars to win American Idol next to Kelly Clarkson. Underwood was 22 years old when she won the competition and later shared her diary entry from the night she won. She wrote in part, “Big moment. I took one more look at the amazing crowd and let it sink in for a few seconds. Ryan (Seacrest) said something like ‘And your 2005 American Idol is…’ My heart beat fast, and I closed my eyes. CARRIE UNDERWOOD!!!”

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