Miranda Lambert Selects ‘Little Red Wagon’ as New Single [LISTEN]
The song was written by Joe Ginsberg and Audra Mae, the niece of Judy Garland. Mae originally included the song on her own 2012 'Audra Mae & the Almighty Sound' record, and Lambert may have never heard the tune if not for the keen ear of one of her musician friends.
"John Eddie is an artist who has come out on the road with us before and opened a few times," Lambert explains (quote via NewsOK.com). "He called my tour manager three or four years ago and said, 'Hey, tell Miranda about this girl Audra Mae, specifically her song ‘Little Red Wagon.’ I think she could rock it.'"
The uptempo tune, with lines like, "You can't ride in my little red wagon / The front seat's broken and the axel's draggin' / No you can't step to this backyard swagger / You know it ain't my fault when I'm walkin' jaws droppin'," was a perfect fit for the songstress.
"When I heard it, I thought, 'Oh god. This girl is ridiculous,'" Lambert recalls. "So I stalked her down. We’re the same age, and she’s from Oklahoma. I asked her point blank: 'What’s your plan for ‘Little Red Wagon’? Can I cut it? Can I even try to be a hair on the a-- of how you did it?'"
'Platinum' debuted at the top of the charts when it was released in June. The album, which also includes the single 'Automatic,' earned Lambert a spot at the top of the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, her first time there.
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