Miranda Lambert, ‘White Liar’ — Story Behind the Song
Miranda Lambert co-wrote 'White Liar,' the second single from her 'Revolution' album, with Natalie Hemby. The tune became her second Top 10 hit on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart and her first Top 40 hit on the Hot 100. It also received three ACM Awards nominations: Single of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year, the last of which she won. Below, Lambert tells The Boot about how the song came to be.
I wrote that song with my friend Natalie Hemby. We wrote four songs on the album together.
I was listening to a lot of Buddy and Julie Miller. They have great music -- somewhat bluegrass, but it's pretty rockin', too. I think I was influenced by them that day.
Natalie had the title, 'White Liar,' and we thought it was great. I started playing a little bit of a tune to it on the guitar, and we just started writing. It happened really fast. We wrote it in about 20 minutes. Cheating in a small town is what this song is all about.
This story was originally written by Alanna Conaway, and revised by Angela Stefano.
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