#LetTheGirlsPlay Cover: Miranda Lambert, ‘The House That Built Me’
The spirit of collaboration was wild and free during a recent Song Suffragettes concert in Nashville. Five female singers and songwriters closed a Monday night show with a stirring cover of Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me.”
Former Taste of Country featured artists Lena Stone and Kalie Shorr opened the performance, with Stone strumming the guitar chords as she begins. Alexis Gomez takes the first chorus. Lyrically, the group tries to match Lambert’s vocal stylings from her 2010 hit song from the Revolution album. Lainey Wilson and Katie Austin pick up the second verse before the five #LetTheGirlsPlay singers take turns to finish the song.
Lambert has been an inspiration to female singers and songwriters, and someone who’s put a plan to help females in Nashville in action. Her Pink Guitars and Roadside Bars Tour was an all-female lineup, including newcomers like RaeLynn and Courtney Cole. This isn’t the first time the group has covered the Female Vocalist of the Year. Previously they put a spin on “Little Red Wagon.”
The #LetTheGirlsPlay movement started in response to the struggles female artists were having getting heard in country music. Taste of Country started profiling one artist per month in May of 2015. April’s artist will be revealed this week, and a new cover video is released on Sundays.
Watch the Song Suffragettes Cover of "Little Red Wagon"