Miranda Lambert Recruits Loretta Lynn for New Song
Miranda Lambert can cross one thing off her bucket list: It looks like she and Country Music Hall of Famer Loretta Lynn will be joining forces to write a song together some time this year. The country legend recently sat down with the Toledo Free Press to rave about the future Mrs. Blake Shelton.
“She is feisty — let me tell you, that girl’s somethin’ else,” Lynn says of Lambert. “She wrote me a letter the other day and she said it’s time we start writin’. And she sent me the idea for the song, so I’m goin’ [to] have to call her and tell her let’s get with it.”
Since her entrance onto the country music scene, Lambert has garnered many comparisons to her hero, Lynn. Lambert’s fondness for truth and her refreshing sass is reminiscent of the icon in her younger days. The ‘House That Built Me’ singer, who previously recorded a song in tribute to Lynn for ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter – A Tribute to Loretta Lynn,’ says, “I grew up listening to Loretta, and she was a great influence on me and my music. I feel honored that she asked me to be a part of her project and love her song ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter.’ It was definitely a thrill and a career highlight.”
Last year, Lynn made an appearance at the 2010 Country Music Awards to present the Female Artist of the Year Award to Lambert. The singer has said of Lambert, “She’s a great little singer. A great country singer. Now I’m not sayin’ pop ’cause me and her, either one ain’t gonna go pop.”
Lynn was the first woman in country music to have 50 Top 10 hits, and she is currently working on three albums, a “religious” one, a Christmas record and “another album of new stuff.” Lambert just has a few weeks of work left until she takes the month of May off to get married to Shelton.