Miranda Lambert’s most recent album, The Weight Of These Wings, has already gone Platinum, but without any help from country music radio singles.
Her current single, “Tin Man” is roaming around the Top 30 on the airplay charts, but it’s been out since April. Her previous single, “We Should Be Friends” barely cracked the Top 40.
The women and country radio conversation has been at the forefront of country music circles for years, but Lambert’s recent success– without radio— has brought it back to the spotlight wholeheartedly. And Lambert is speaking out about it.
Before playing “Tin Man” during a tour stop, she told the crowd, “I’m gonna do one by myself, because I can,. I want to do this on behalf of all the girls that are not being played on country radio right now. If you really love us, you will call and request any female that has a song out and something to say. This is one of those called ‘Tin Man.'”
In my years of covering Lambert I’ve heard her speak on this topic often, but I’m not sure I’ve ever heard her ask fans to call into stations and request her songs.
If you’re looking for songs to request:
- “I Could Use a Love Song” // Maren Morris
- “Every Little Thing” // Carly Pearce
- “Legends” // Kelsea Ballerini
- “You’re Drunk” // Brandy Clark
- “Lonely Call” // RaeLynn